BBC reveal Doctor Who premier date
The BBC has confirmed that the sixth season of Doctor Who will premier on BBC One over the Easter weekend.
The BBC has confirmed that the sixth season of Doctor Who will premier on BBC One over the Easter weekend. The Easter premier for Doctor Who is now something of a tradition for the sci-fi series since it was revived in 2005. According to the Doctor Who Magazine the sixth season will premier on BBC One on Saturday 23rd April which may help to explain why the series is being spilt into two; Spring and Autumn.
Easter is late this year meaning if the series were to run in full it would run longer into the Summer meaning ratings would drop – as audiences opt to enjoy the sun. Ratings for Doctor Who tend to drop as it edges into the Summer with longer evenings and warmer weather. So this year the series is being spilt into two which may produce more consistent ratings.
Doctor Who will return with a two-part story set in America (and partially filmed there) which will see Alex Kingston once again return as Professor River Song. The two-part story will also see Stuart Milligan and Mark Sheppard guest-star joining regulars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill.