Series 11 broadcast time confirmed

Doctor Who series 11 premiere time revealed

Doctor Who series 11

Doctor Who‘s series 11 premiere is a matter of days away, and it has now been announced when Jodie Whittaker’s first full episode will air.

Prepare yourselves and fire up BBC One for ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’ at 6.45pm on Sunday,

Viewers in the US will be able to catch Jodie’s full debut as The Doctor at 1.45pm ET on BBC America that very same day – meaning it will be an effective simulcast with the UK if you’re on the East Coast of the US.

The BBC has advised that if you’re not in the UK or the US you will need to “check local listings” to find out when you can catch the series 11 premiere.

Doctor Who, which also welcomes a new showrunner in Chris Chibnall for series 11, will be departing its traditional Saturday night slot for the first time since the series was revived in 2005, moving to Sunday evenings.

Speaking exclusively to news website, Digital Spy were at the launch for the new series in Sheffield on Monday (September 24), Doctor Who‘s executive producer Matt Strevens explained that he and showrunner Chibnall were open to changing the show’s slot, but that it was “high-ups” at the BBC who plumped for Sundays.

“We were talking about how you refresh it, how you change it up… and one of the things was, ‘Let’s put everything on the table,’ and that includes the night it goes out,” Strevens told us.

“But it was very much a decision taken by the upper echelons of the BBC and the schedulers – ‘the high-ups’ as we call them! But when they approached us – Chris and I – and said they’d like to maybe move it to Sunday night, we thought that was an absolutely brilliant idea.”

Doctor Who series 11 ensemble

‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’ is written by Chibnall and directed by Jamie Childs – and will feature guest appearances from Sharon D Clarke, Johnny Dixon and Samuel Oatley alongside the debut of The Doctor’s new companions Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Graham (Bradley Walsh).

And while there’s still a bit of mystery at the moment about whether we’ll hear Segun Akinola’s new Doctor Who theme music during episode one of the new series, he has been sharing a little bit about what we can expect.

[EMBARGOED until 10pm, Tues June 26] Doctor Who's new composer Segun Akinola

“Without giving too much away… when you have such an iconic theme, it’s really important not to mess that up, to give it the attention and reverence that it deserves,” Segun told us.

“But also, [it’s important] to be brave with it, and understand that it’s not just a case of pulling out exactly the same thing. So it was really a juggling act of bringing out something slightly different, but also starting from the original place.”

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