USA: It's Doctor Who Takeover Week On BBC America!

This morning marks the start of Doctor Who Takeover Week on BBC America

To celebrate the arrival of Season 8 of Doctor Who and Peter Capaldi's debut in the TARDIS, BBC America have turned their entire output this week over to everyone's favourite Gallifreyan, The Doctor. From 8am ET this morning the channel becomes a week-long Whovian paradise with back-to-back episodes and specials, leading up to the premiere of episode 1 of Season 8, Deep Breath, starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.

Doctor Who Takeover Week: What's In Store:

  • Entire season marathons of all of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor episodes starring David Tennant and Matt Smith
  • Brand new specials Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord presented by Peter Davison and featuring contributions from David Tennant, Steven Moffat and many more Doctor Who stars past and present.
  • A rerun of the 2013 documentary series Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited - get up to speed on the previous incarnations of the Doctor
  • The award winning drama An Adventure In Space And Time written by Mark Gatiss and starring David Bradley as William Hartnell
  • A Doctor Who Live Pre-show and Aftershow hosted by Chris Hardwick
  • The Doctor Who Season 8 premiere Deep Breath on Saturday 23rd August at 8.15pm ET
And don't forget viewers can play their own part in creating some of the schedule by taking part in the Make Your Own Sunday vote. Choose your favourite episodes from the seasons featuring the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors on the online poll, and BBC America will broadcast the results on Sunday 24th August. You still have a few hours left to make your choices - the poll closes at 12pm ET today