ABC is yet to confirm its broadcast time for the season premiere of Doctor Who, following changes to the playout in the UK.
But it has confirmed it will be fast-tracked to iview with a Monday broadcast on ABC’s primary channel in HD on Monday October 8.
Short of making changes to its Monday line-up that strongly suggests a 5:55pm screening on ABC for the 65 minute opening episode (to be confirmed).
Screening it after Q&A at around 10:40pm would be particularly unfair to Whovians, which is confirmed to screen on ABC Comedy directly afterwards.
Rove McManus and his team of super fans are also back, with Whovians, the half-hour Doctor Who fan show, returning to ABC Comedy on Monday nights (Time TBC). Airing Monday nights after the ABC’s broadcast of Doctor Who, Rove will be joined again by Adam Richards, Tegan Higginbotham, Steven O’Donnell, Justin Hamilton and guests, with the team ready to welcome Jodie Whittaker and her new time travelling friends. “I’m thrilled to be back with the Whovians team to talk, dissect and geek-out about Doctor Who, our favourite show on TV. Especially since we’d happily do it for free without television cameras anyway. It’s also going to be extra exciting this year as we welcome Jodie Whittaker to the role of the Doctor. I can’t wait to see where it takes us,” said Rove McManus. Filmed in front of a live studio audience, the 11th series of Doctor Who offers a galaxy of things for Rove and the panel to dissect, delve into and celebrate. So get ready to get on board.
Monday October 8.