We FINALLY know the time for Doctor Who: Series 9!
The BBC just loves leaving us in emotional turmoil, but the wait is finally over now that we know EXACTLY what time Doctor Who will be returning to our screens this Saturday.
The opening episode “The Magician’s Apprentice” will be aired at 7.45pm on BBC1 One, sandwiched between Pointless Celebrities and the National Lottery and up against the mighty X Factor over on ITV.
Doctor Who‘s first episode has been shrouded in secrecy, with the BBC taking its sweet time to announce the time it will be on, amongst its popular Saturday night slate. With the clash of the channels currently taking place, its no surprise the BBC is using as much pull as possible in pitting one of its greatest exports against the Nation’s favourite reality TV show.
The first episode, starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez, is part of a two-part story across The Magicians Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar (episode two), the synopsis being:
“Where is the Doctor? When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from? As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face, and for the Doctor and Clara survival seems impossible…”
You can get your Whovian fix this Saturday night when Doctor Who will return at 7.45pm on BBC1 or at 9pm on the same day in US over on BBC America. And, until then, get a taster of what’s to come below: