Doctor Who News reports that Canada’s SPACE is the latest channel to confirm a transmission time for The Time of the Doctor, which will premiere on Christmas Day at 8:00pm (EST).
Other programming for SPACE in the run-up to the festive adventure includes a marathon run of the Christmas specials from 6:00pm on Christmas Eve, plus another chance to see An Adventure in Space and Time; then from 10:00am on Christmas Day itself the channel repeats the 50th Anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor.
The Time of the Doctor
BBC America has announced on their Twitter account the U.S. air time for the Christmas Special and Matt Smith’s final episode, The Time of the Doctor.
The special will air on Wednesday, December 25th at 9:00pm ET (8pm Central) on BBC America.
— BBC America (@BBCAMERICA)
The BBC have confirmed the air time for the Christmas Special and Matt Smith’s final episode, The Time of the Doctor.
The special will air on Christmas Day at 7.30pm on BBC One. It will last for 60 minutes, and will conclude at 8.30pm.
The synopsis is as follows:
Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them – the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.
UPDATE: BBC America has announced The Time of the Doctor will air Christmas Day at 9pm ET.
Doctor Who TV has an article examining the various easter eggs and clues to be found in the promo image for The Time of the Doctor.
One highlight in particular is the Peter Capaldi sighting in the flames:
Great men are forged in fire
Eagle-eyed Whovians will have seen that a familiar face is present in the many outbreaks of fire in the poster. The face in the flames between the Doctor and the Cyberman head on the portrait version is, of course, that of Peter Capaldi… the Next Doctor! If you haven’t noticed I’m trying to avoid using numbers for the moment, it’s all very confusing!
You can see more clues at the Doctor Who TV site (portions of the article contain possible spoilers).
The BBC have released Peter Davison's comedy sketch ‘The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot’, which premiered Saturday night on the BBC Red Button.
A star studded special written and directed by Peter Davison. With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who about to film, the ‘Classic’ Doctors are keen to be involved. But do they manage it?
Watch The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (the trailer for which is above), in the player below: