The ABC’s announced that it’s going to broadcast the first episode of Peter Capaldi’s run as The Doctor at the same time as it goes to air in the UK. Want more good news? They’re also going to run an exclusive Capaldi interview on the 20th.
The ABC just put out the following release. Interesting timing given the earlier leak of that same episode (no spoilers, please — I’m waiting on the finished product). No word yet as to whether this is a one-off or if they’ll broadcast the rest of the season early on iView as well.
Update: The ABC informs me that whether or not we’ll see following episodes early is at this stage to be confirmed. So there’s some hope, but we’ll have to wait and see.
In the lead-up to the highly anticipated premiere of Doctor Who Series 8, ABC is thrilled to announce it has secured an exclusive interview with the incoming 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi, which will screen on Wednesday August 20 at 8pm on ABC.
Hosted by Julia Zemiro (Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery), WHEN JULIA MET THE DOCTOR is a half-hour, one-on-one interview that will introduce the new Doctor to Australian audiences four days before his TV debut.
Filmed in Sydney during the upcoming World Tour, the interview will explore Peter’s experiences playing the Doctor so far, his relationship with the character over the years, and the challenges in taking on a role of such global cultural significance.
Julia will also explore Peter’s TV and film career – from his first acting role in the film Local Hero to the foul-mouthed and manipulative Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It.
And for Whovians all over the country, ABC will simulcast the movie-length first episode of the new series, ‘Deep Breath’, in line with its broadcast in the UK, in the early hours (time TBC) of Sunday morning 24 August (EST).
Following the simulcast, the episode will be available to watch on ABC iview throughout the day before its broadcast on ABC at 7.40pm Sunday 24 August.