Friday, August 2, 2013

Doctor Who - BBC America: REVISED Marathon Schedule - Aug 4 '13

Source: BBC America schedulebot



[NOTE: BBC America had originally scheduled an encore of season five episodes. These have now been CANCELLED and replaced with a new marathon schedule, INCLUDING, a new LIVE special where the identity of the NEW 12th Doctor Who will be announced!]

01:45AM Planet of the Dead

A meeting in a London bus with jewel thief Lady Christina (Michelle Ryan) takes a turn for the worst for the Doctor (David Tennant) when the bus takes a detour to a desert-like planet, where the deadly Swarm awaits.

Guest stars include Michelle Ryan, Lee Evans, Noma Dumezweni and Adam James.

11:00AM The End of Time (2 hours)

Part One: The Ood have given a warning to The Doctor (David Tennant). The Master (John Simm) is returning yet that is not the biggest threat. A darkness is coming which brings with it The End of Time.

Guest stars include John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Timothy Dalton, Catherine Tate, Jacqueline King and Claire Bloom.

Part Two: With almost everyone on Earth now recast in his image, The Master (John Simm) controls the world. He's shocked however when he realizes that one person hasn't changed. The Doctor (David Tennant) soon realizes that the Time Lords are trying to return and re-establish Gallifray. If they succeed, it is the end of time. It's also the end for The Doctor as we currently know him. Realizing that the Ood's prophecy will come true, he visits friends from the recent past.

Guest stars include John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Timothy Dalton, Catherine Tate, Jacqueline King, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, John Barrowman, Freema Agyeman, Noel Clarke and Elisabeth Sladen.

02:00PM Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor - * NEW to BBC America! *

Who will be the 12th Doctor?

Watch as the next Doctor of BBC AMERICA's hit series DOCTOR WHO is announced during a live special, DOCTOR WHO LIVE: THE NEXT DOCTOR, this Sunday, August 4 at 2pm ET on BBC America.

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 their 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. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Cymru Wales.

2:30PM Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The First Doctor

The First Doctor (William Hartnell) introduced viewers to an incredible show that is still popular 50 years later. Take a look at the TARDIS, meet his companions and finally confront his most famous foes, the Daleks.

3:00PM Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Second Doctor

The Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) brought new energy to the series. Take a look at the fearless Scottish highlander companion Jamie McCrimmon and one of the Doctor's most iconic foes, the emotionless Cyberman!

3:30PM Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Third Doctor

Along with the introduction of color, the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) brought action, stunts and car chases to Doctor Who. Check out the Doctor's helicopters and hovercrafts, look at how the Doctor joined the British Army and get acquainted with The Master!

4:00PM Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Fourth Doctor

Celebrate the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, who quickly made the part his own. With his eccentric style of dress, speech and his trademark long scarf, the Fourth Doctor became a recognizable figure.

4:30PM Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Fifth Doctor

Look back at the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, with a discussion of the return of two popular foes, the emotionless Cybermen and the ever-deceitful Master.

5:00PM Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Sixth Doctor

Celebrate the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, examine his adventures and discuss his famous foes, including the universe's most slippery business man, Sil.

5:30PM Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Seventh Doctor

The Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, brought a new darkness to Doctor Who. Examine the Seventh Doctor's darker side, explore his surreal adventures, and meet his most scientific foe, The Rani.

6:00PM Doctor Who: The Companions

As the Doctor's newest companion, Clara Oswald, steps into the TARDIS, take a look back at previous companions. Companions past and present talk about how the show has changed their lives.

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