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By Mathew Wace Peck     Sep 17, 2013 in Entertainment
Following on from the BBC’s scheduling of a raft of “Doctor Who”-related programming for the coming months, Watch, the UK subscription channel, has announced that it, too, will be celebrating 50 years of the sci-fi show.
From the second week of October, Digital Spy confirms, the UKTV channel, Watch, will broadcast the acclaimed American documentary series, The Doctors Revisited.
The Doctors Revisited is an 11-part BBC America series. Broadcast monthly in the US since January of this year, each episode deals with a different incarnation of the Doctor and has been followed by a story concerning the Doctor in question.
As well as revisiting past eras of the 50-year-old science-fiction drama, it has acted as a primer for those viewers previously unaware of the Who universe.
The Radio Times reports that The Doctors Revisited has been hailed by many as “one of the finest programmes about the [Doctor Who]” ever to be shown.
In the US, the documentary series is due to culminate in November – in time for the actual 50th anniversary – with an installment focused on the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith.
On Saturday, 23 November 1963, Doctor Who was first broadcast, in one country only – the UK. Since then, its popularity has grown world-wide, none more so than in the eight years since 2005, when the show was massively revamped by Russell T Davies.
Now the world’s longest-running TV science-fiction series, on Saturday, 23 November 2013, an anniversary episode of the drama, written by Steven Moffat, will be broadcast in over 200 countries.
The Doctors Revisited joins an ever-growing number of TV, radio and web programmes being scheduled in the UK for the show’s golden anniversary.
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