Airdate: Doctor Who: 60th Anniversary specials

Three special episodes to screen from late November, now on Disney+ in Australia.

David Tennant returns as the Fourteenth Doctor and Catherine Tate reprises her role as Donna Noble for Doctor Who‘s 60th anniversary, spanning three special episodes to screen from late November.

These will mark the first time Doctor Who has debuted on Disney+ in Australia following a mega-deal with BBC.

In “The Star Beast” the Doctor and Donna will come face to face after all these years but just how, and why, is about to be revealed. Followed by Wild Blue Yonder and The Giggle where viewers are about to go on an otherworldly adventure through space and time.

Joining them are Yasmin Finney as Rose Noble, Miriam Margolyes as the voice of the Meep, Jacqueline King as Sylvia Noble, Karl Collins as Shaun Temple, Ruth Madeley as Shirley Anne-Bingham, Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart and Neil Patrick Harris as the Toymaker, all before Ncuti Gatwa gets the keys to the TARDIS over the festive season and into 2024.

“Doctor Who” is produced by Bad Wolf and BBC Studios. The series returns under the creative vision of returning showrunner Russell T. Davies, who also serves as a writer and executive producer. Additional executive producers include Phil Collinson, Joel Collins, Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter. The 60th-anniversary specials are written by Russell T. Davies and directed by Rachel Talalay, Tom Kingsley, and Chanya Button, respectively. 

The first episode “The Star Beast” on Sunday 26 November on Disney+.

“Wild Blue Yonder” (Dec. 3) and “The Giggle” (Dec. 10)

3 Responses

  1. I think it’s sad for all the years the ABC had been faithful to Doctor Who…it’s bad that a pay streaming provider scooped up the rights for broadcast outside of UK.

    Lots of people will miss out on viewing this in Australia

  2. It’s a bit weird seeing the TARDIS/Disney+ ident, but I’d be lying if I said this was not hugely exciting. I can’t wait for 14 to (fingers crossed) have a happier ending than 10. And I know the Christmas special (and indeed S14, if the rumours are true) will be hot on the heels of these, but I’m even more excited to see what Ncuti has in store.

    I’ve said this before, but it makes me very happy to see the reprise of The Celestial Toymaker. I think I was 8 or 9 when the ABC aired the episodes they had and I was terrified (even more so when I found out that Michael Gough was also Michael Keaton’s Alfred Pennyworth). Also, NPH is not the actor I had in mind for the role, but the brief moments we see here I’m more confident than I was on hearing his casting..

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