USA: Programme Details For Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - The Eighth Doctor

BBC America have released details about the next episode in their monthly series covering the different incarnations of the Doctor. August explores the single TV outing of the Eight Doctor, played by Paul McGann. The show also features contributions from Doctor Who actors, showmakers and fans; David Tennant has been a contributor to past episodes although there is no confirmation that he will appear in this show.

Program Details

BBC AMERICA celebrates the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, in a new special of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited. McGann (Luther) played the Eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television movie, which was the first time the Doctor had returned to TV since the end of the original series in 1989. The special begins with lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, Eighth Doctor companions Daphne Ashbrook (Dr. Grace Holloway) and Yee Jee Tso (Chang Lee), among others, examining what made the Eighth Doctor unique and discuss a new take on the Doctor’s old enemy the Master.

The special is followed by Doctor Who: The TV Movie. The Doctor is on his way home to Gallifrey with the remains of his arch-nemesis, the Master. Forced off course, the TARDIS arrives in San Francisco on New Year’s Eve 1999, where the Doctor faces a race against time to prevent the destruction of the Earth. 

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The Eighth Doctor premieres Saturday, August 31 at 8:00pm ET/PT.

Thanks to the BBC America Press Room