Post last updated Sunday, August 4 at 11:05am EDT
The next Doctor of BBC AMERICA’s hit series Doctor Who will be announced during a live television special this Sunday, August 4!
BBC One (UK) at 7:00pm BST
BBC America (US) at 2:00pm EDT, 1:00pm CDT, 12:00pm MDT, 11:00am PDT
Space (Canada) at 2:00pm ET, 11:00am PT
ABCTV (Australia) at Monday 5 August 4am AEST
Livestreams: only BBC One and ABCTV have announced internet streams of the event.
Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the special’s host Zoe Ball will unveil the Twelfth Doctor in the first ever interview in front of a live studio audience.
The half hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans. Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews in the special.
Steven Moffat says: “The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who’s taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve.”
Matt Smith will make his penultimate appearance in the 50th Anniversary special on Saturday, November 23 and his Eleventh Doctor will regenerate in the Christmas Special.
Because this show was a secret until today, most local TV listings have yet to be updated. This may change by end of day Saturday. If you’re looking to program your DVR, you should consider programming it manually.
There is no news of livestreams or simulcasts in other countries besides the ones listed at the top of this post. If anything changes, we will update this blog.
You’ll also find all of the latest news on this blog as well as the BBC Doctor Who site, DoctorWho.tv, Anglophenia Blog, the Doctor Who Facebook page, and the @BBCDoctorWho and @DoctorWho_BBCA accounts on Twitter.
The theme from now through Sunday is now #Who Is 12.
We’ll be blogging all day and night about this from now until Sunday and then livetumbling the Doctor Who: The Next Doctor special live. (We’ll use the tag ‘dw spoilers’.)
I always liked to watch how the Doctor changed
how to change his eyes, it’s sad, but they gain something meaningful
Doctor Who has never pretended to be hard science fiction … At best Doctor Who is a fairytale, with fairytale logic about this wonderful man in this big blue box who at the beginning of every story lands somewhere where there is a problem. - neil gaiman
“That’s what interests me about The Doctor because, actually, look at the blood on the man’s hands. 900 years, countless very selfish choices, and he’s literally blown planets up. His own race, you know, that’s all on his hands. Which is why I think he has to make silly jokes and wear a fez. Because if he didn’t, he’d hang himself.” - Matt Smith
a boy and his box, off to see the universe.
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If you haven’t seen “The Name of The Doctor” yet, you may want to skip this video, add it to your ‘Watch Later’ list, and watch the episode first.
why would a man hide his title in such despair?
My friends have always been the best of me.
dw meme: four otps - the doctor and the tardis
It’s always you and her isn’t it? Long after the rest of us have gone. A boy and his box off to see the universe.
show me the stars.
The Doctor in the TARDIS. Next stop, everywhere.
Paper cuttings of all 11 Doctors