All month long, the BBC and BBC America are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who with original programming, as well as Who marathons.
Part of this programming is the 1-hour special The Science of Doctor Who hosted by Brian Cox, who explores the physics behind the Doctor Who universe and the Time Lord’s ability to time travel. The special will feature several celebrity guests.
Watch the trailer here below for The Science of Doctor Who, which airs on BBC America on November 18, 2013 at 10pm/9c.
A former rock star and Britain’s popular TV physicist, PROFESSOR BRIAN COX explores the universe of the world’s favorite Time Lord when he takes the audience on a journey into the wonderful universe of DOCTOR WHO, with the help of celebrity guests.
In this exclusively recorded special from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Brian reveals the science behind the spectacle and explains the physics that allows Doctor Who to travel through space and time.
As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, The Day of the Doctor, which stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman and will see guest appearances by David Tennant, Billie Piper, John Hurt, and many more, airs on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:50pm GMT on BBC One and 2:50pm EST on BBC America. (Don’t forget to watch the prequel mini-episode, The Night of the Doctor, online). An Adventure In Space And Time will air on BBC America on Friday, November 22 at 9PM ET/PT, with Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The Eleventh Doctor, a special featuring current doctor Matt Smith, airing on November 24, 2013 at 8pm ET/PT on BBC America, which will be doing a marathon that day of Smith’s top 11 episodes as voted by the fans. The BBC broadcast for the Smith-centered 25-minute special will air in the UK on Saturday, November 16 at 2pm.