50th Anniversary to be Simulcast Worldwide UPDATE

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tennant-watch-human-natureUPDATE: BBC Worldwide has confirmed the special is being shown around the world at the same time.

In a statement they said: “It’s always been our ambition to work with our broadcast partners so that international Doctor Who fans can enjoy the 50th-anniversary special at the same time as the UK. We’ll have more details soon about our very exciting global plans for November.”

Original story:

The 50th anniversary special is to be shown around the world at the same time, according to the Sun.

They claim this was an agreement made between broadcasters to avoid plot spoilers.


The 3D episode goes out here on November 23 at 8pm on BBC1, so fans in LA will watch at noon while it airs in Sydney at 6am the next day.

It has been sold to 200 countries and is expected to reach more than 100 million viewers, making it the biggest-ever global drama simulcast.

An insider said: “The 50th anniversary special is a massive deal for fans around the world who were petrified the secrets would leak online the moment it aired in Britain.”