The Horror Channel have completed a deal with BBC Worldwide to broadcast 30 adventures from the Classic Doctors. These adventures include The Mind Robber, The Daemons, Genesis Of The Daleks, The Talons Of Weng Chiang, The Caves Of Androzani, Attack Of The Cybermen and The Curse Of Fenric.
It launches Friday 18th April with An Unearthly Child which leads into a "Who on Horror" Easter weekend featuring one story from each of the Doctors. Then, there will be weekday double-bills in daytime and evening slots with stories shown in order starting Monday 21st April.
Alina Florea, Director of Programming, said today:
Doctor Who is an iconic series and we are proud and excited to welcome this giant of British television to our channel. The line-up will include some of the most revered from seven classic Doctors – stories that terrified, thrilled and captured the imagination of children and adults through the decades. Doctor Who joins a long line of well-loved classic series we have endeavoured to showcase on Horror Channel over the last few years.
Sam Tewugwa, Commercial Director, TV and VOD Sales at BBC Worldwide commented:
This is a great new way for fans to enjoy classic Doctor Who stories. Our discovery of missing episodes of Doctor Who last year highlighted the fans’ appetite for classic episodes to be made more widely available and we’re delighted to be able to extend that through the series available on the channelThe Horror Channel is available on Sky 198 and 319, Virgin 149 and Freesat 138.