‘Doctor Who’ Premiere: BBC America Announces Special Events Before Peter Capaldi’s Debut

Leading up to Peter Capaldi’s first season debut as the infamous time traveler on “Doctor Who,” BBC America will premiere a series of specials, and will team up with Fathom Events for theatrical screenings of the season premiere.

Doctor Who: The Companion” will air at 9 p.m. on August 16, followed by ‘The Real History of Science Fiction: Time” at 10 p.m.

BBC America will also be airing “Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord” at 10 p.m. on August 18, after the “Doctor Who Takeover Week” kicks off earlier that day at 8 a.m.

Beginning on August 6, BBCAmerica.com will also be giving fans a chance to vote for their favorite “Who” episodes. The top selections will run in a marathon on August 24.

The net has again partnered with Fathom Events for two days of screenings of the feature-length premiere episode ‘Deep Breath’ on August 23 and 25. The episode will be shown in select theaters across the U.S. with 15 minutes of bonus content.

A complete list of theater locations can be found on the Fathom Events website.

In addition, comedian and “Doctor Who” superfan Chris Hardwick will host “Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show” at 7:30 p.m. ET and “Doctor Who: After Who Live” at 11 p.m. following the premiere of “Intruders” on August 23. The pre-show and post-shows will feature guests in the studio, including writer and actor Mark Gatiss, along with behind-the-scenes footage.

The new season of “Doctor Who” premieres August 23 at 8 p.m. on BBC America.

More TV

  • Elena Kampouris Sacred Lies Facebook Watch

    TV Review: 'Sacred Lies' on Facebook Watch

    Leading up to Peter Capaldi’s first season debut as the infamous time traveler on “Doctor Who,” BBC America will premiere a series of specials, and will team up with Fathom Events for theatrical screenings of the season premiere. “Doctor Who: The Companion” will air at 9 p.m. on August 16, followed by ‘The Real History […]

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup

    World Cup Final U.S. Ratings Fall From 2014

    Leading up to Peter Capaldi’s first season debut as the infamous time traveler on “Doctor Who,” BBC America will premiere a series of specials, and will team up with Fathom Events for theatrical screenings of the season premiere. “Doctor Who: The Companion” will air at 9 p.m. on August 16, followed by ‘The Real History […]

  • Tales From The Loop

    Amazon Orders Sci-Fi Series 'Tales From the Loop'

    Leading up to Peter Capaldi’s first season debut as the infamous time traveler on “Doctor Who,” BBC America will premiere a series of specials, and will team up with Fathom Events for theatrical screenings of the season premiere. “Doctor Who: The Companion” will air at 9 p.m. on August 16, followed by ‘The Real History […]

  • La Catedral del Mar - Diagonal

    Netflix Agrees With Atresmedia Preferential Access to Spanish TV Dramas

    Leading up to Peter Capaldi’s first season debut as the infamous time traveler on “Doctor Who,” BBC America will premiere a series of specials, and will team up with Fathom Events for theatrical screenings of the season premiere. “Doctor Who: The Companion” will air at 9 p.m. on August 16, followed by ‘The Real History […]

  • Ron Satlof

    Ron Satlof, Veteran TV Director, Dies at 79

    Leading up to Peter Capaldi’s first season debut as the infamous time traveler on “Doctor Who,” BBC America will premiere a series of specials, and will team up with Fathom Events for theatrical screenings of the season premiere. “Doctor Who: The Companion” will air at 9 p.m. on August 16, followed by ‘The Real History […]

  • Comic Con Hall H Panel Gender

    Comic-Con: Why Is Hall H Still Lacking in Female Panelists?

    Leading up to Peter Capaldi’s first season debut as the infamous time traveler on “Doctor Who,” BBC America will premiere a series of specials, and will team up with Fathom Events for theatrical screenings of the season premiere. “Doctor Who: The Companion” will air at 9 p.m. on August 16, followed by ‘The Real History […]

  • Who Is America Review

    Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?' Enjoys Solid Debut Ratings

    Leading up to Peter Capaldi’s first season debut as the infamous time traveler on “Doctor Who,” BBC America will premiere a series of specials, and will team up with Fathom Events for theatrical screenings of the season premiere. “Doctor Who: The Companion” will air at 9 p.m. on August 16, followed by ‘The Real History […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content