iview to premiere Doctor Who ahead of primetime

Whovians, your prayers are answered.


ABC has now confirmed the new series of Doctor Who will be available on iview from 5:30am AEST Sunday 20 September.

Each episode will be available on iview throughout the day, before it is broadcast on ABC TV at 7.40pm.

Based on UK scheduling  and daylight saving changes, ABC hopes to share iview times via its Facebook and Twitter accounts, each Friday.

The announcement follows iview premieres and simulcasts of previous Doctor Who seasons.

The new 12-part series explodes with episode one – The Magician’s Apprentice – one half of a two-part storyline. When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara (Jenna Coleman) needs her friend. But where is the Doctor (Peter Capaldi), and what is he hiding from? As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face, and for the Doctor and Clara survival seems impossible.

The ninth series sees the Doctor and Clara reunited for time travel on a cinematic scale. The duo goes on a journey that takes them to deadly alien planets, creepy underwater bases, Viking villages, a global Zygon uprising, and hidden alien dens which leads them to the end of time itself.

The Doctor will also come face-to-face with Missy (Michelle Gomez), a city of Daleks, deadly mercenaries called the Mire, terrifying ghosts and far more.

Sunday, September 20 at 5.30am AEST on ABC iview followed by 7:40pm on ABC TV.

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  1. Last year, I ended up staying up all night on Saturdays and watching four repeats on SyFy on Foxtel, which ended minutes before the new episode aired on ABC at 4:30am. When it changed to 6:30am, I changed to watching the SyFy repeats on the +2 timeshift instead, so it worked out the same for me. It was thoroughly entertaining and I’d happily do it again!

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