‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Special to Air Simultaneously Around the World
BBC Worldwide is doing everything it can to help you avoid spoilers for the Doctor Who 50th-anniversary special set to air Nov. 23. Instead of hopping in the TARDIS and traveling around, giving each fan their own copy of the show, executives arranged for the 3D special to be broadcast around the globe at the exact same time, Radio Times reports. The site did some math and broke it down like this: It airs at 7 p.m. in the United Kingdom, 11:00 a.m. on the West Coast of the United States, and 7 a.m. in Sydney, Australia. That would place it at 2 p.m. on the East Coast, if you’re keeping track.
“It’s always been our ambition to work with our broadcast partners so that international Doctor Who fans can enjoy the 50th Anniversary special at the same time as the UK,” BBC Worldwide said in a statement. “We’ll have more details soon about our very exciting global plans for November.”
The project will bring current Doctor Matt Smith face to face with his predecessor David Tennant and a mysterious Doctor played by John Hurt in an adventure that’s being kept pretty tightly under wraps. It will see the return of the Daleks, according to a post on the official BBC1 site. The press release also notes that current companion actress Jenna Coleman will appear alongside former companion Billie Piper and Gates actress Joanna Page.