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  • Benjamin Elliott
    BBC Kids has issued a press release regarding their 40th anniversary Doctor Who marathon. BBC Kids serves digital cable & satellite subscribers in Canada.
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 16, 2003
      BBC Kids has issued a press release regarding their 40th anniversary
      Doctor Who marathon. BBC Kids serves digital cable & satellite
      subscribers in Canada. Submitted without alteration except

      Jodi Cook Eileen Morrison
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      Guess Who's Turning 40?
      BBC Kids Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Doctor Who with
      40 Back-to-Back Episodes Beginning at 10 a.m. on November 23, 2003

      Toronto. October X, 2003 – In celebration of its fortieth year on
      the small screen, BBC Kids will broadcast 40 back-to-back episodes
      of the science fiction hit, Doctor Who. From the moment it first
      aired November 23, 1963, Doctor Who has thrilled fans with the inter-
      galactic adventures of The Doctor and his time/space-travel machine,
      TARDIS. BBC Kids' Doctor Who Marathon begins on Sunday, November
      at 10 a.m. ET and runs throughout the day and evening, ending
      Monday, November 24 at 6 a.m. ET.

      "Forty years after it's debut, Doctor Who – airing
      exclusively in
      Canada on BBC Kids – consistently attracts loyal viewers and has
      spawned legions of followers and exhaustive fan sites," says John
      Gill, Senior V.P. Programming, BBC Kids. "BBC Kids is celebrating
      this milestone in style, offering viewers the opportunity to relive
      The Doctor's many adventures while introducing a whole new
      generation of fans to the classic villains and monsters of
      intergalactic travel."

      The longest-running science fiction series in history, Doctor Who
      has experienced many transformations throughout its 26-season run,
      including seven different actors in the title role. The newest, and
      perhaps longest-awaited, evolution is a fresh incarnation of the
      series currently in production for BBC One in the U.K.

      BBC Kids' time travel marathon will feature nine favourite
      storylines featuring Tom Baker as The Doctor, including two stories
      written by the late Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide to the
      Galaxy). The marathon includes:

      The Ark In Space (Sun., Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. ET)
      The Doctor, Sarah and Harry discover the last survivors of the human
      race held in suspended animation on the now-deserted planet Earth.

      Genesis of the Daleks (Sun., Nov. 23 at 12 p.m. ET)
      The Doctor has a chance to alter the course of history by preventing
      the genesis of the Dalek race, saving the universe from their future

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      Pyramids of Mars (Sun., Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. ET)
      The TARDIS time-travel machine arrives on Earth in 1911,
      materializing inside an old priory owned by Egyptologist Marcus

      The Deadly Assassin (Sun., Nov. 23 at 5 p.m. ET)
      The Doctor arrives on his home planet, Gallifrey, where he is
      accused of assassinating the Time Lord president.

      The Robots of Death (Sun., Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. ET)
      The TARDIS materializes on board a massive sandminer vehicle combing
      an alien world for precious minerals.

      The Talons of Weng-Chiang (Sun., Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. ET)
      Arriving in London at the end of the 19th century, the Doctor and
      Leela learn that hairs taken from the clothing of a dead body found
      floating in the Thames seem to have originated from a very large rat.

      The Pirate Planet (Mon., Nov. 24 at 12 a.m. ET)
      The TARDIS lands on Zanak – a planet run by an evil Cyborg pirate
      captain – that has been hollowed out and fitted with engines so
      it can travel through space.

      City of Death (Mon., Nov. 24 at 2 a.m. ET)
      The Doctor and Romana are enjoying a holiday in Paris in 1979, when
      they become aware of a fracture in time.

      Logopolis (Mon., Nov. 24 at 4 a.m. ET)
      In order to prevent his arch-enemy, the Master, from destroying the
      Universe, the Doctor must make the ultimate sacrifice.

      The first-ever BBC children's channel, BBC Kids offers an impressive
      lineup of unique, high-quality children's programming. With
      exclusive access to programs never seen before in Canada, BBC Kids
      helps children see their world in a new and exciting way. For more
      information about BBC Kids, please visit www.bbckids.ca

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