Thursday, March 13, 2014

Classic Doctor Who To Air On The UK's Horror Channel

The UK's Horror Channel has completed a deal with BBC Worldwide and will be able to show Classic Doctor Who stories on their channel.   To start with they will start showing stories on Good Friday April 18th with An Unearthly Child.  Then they will go into Who on Horror with a marathon of these stories The Mind Robber, The Daemons, Genesis Of The Daleks, The Talons Of Weng Chiang, The Caves Of Androzani, Attack Of The Cybermen and The Curse Of Fenric. During the weekend they will be showing one story from each Doctor and then on Easter Monday the will have a double bill showing in the morning and evening showing the stories from the beginning and in order.
Here are a few quotes from the people involved in bringing Classic Who back to UK airwaves.

Director of Programming Alina Florea:
Doctor Who is an iconic series and we are proud and excited to welcome this giant of British television to our channel. The line-up will include some of the most revered from seven classic Doctors – stories that terrified, thrilled and captured the imagination of children and adults through the decades. Doctor Who joins a long line of well-loved classic series we have endeavoured to showcase on Horror Channel over the last few years.

Commercial Director, TV and VOD Sales at BBC Worldwide Sam Tewugwa:
This is a great new way for fans to enjoy classic Doctor Who stories. Our discovery of missing episodes of Doctor Who last year highlighted the fans’ appetite for classic episodes to be made more widely available and we’re delighted to be able to extend that through the series available on the channel

You can find the Horror Channel on these UK cable systems  Sky 198 and 319, Virgin 149 and Freesat 138.

Source: Life, Doctor Who & Combom

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