Russia Buys Doctor Who - Weekdays 4:30PM on STS TV From Monday 27 March!
- Russian TV station STS TV has bought Series 1 (and apparently Series
2) of the new Doctor Who. Series 1 will air weekday afternoons at
4:30PM starting this Monday, 27 March. Thank you to Oleg from Moscow
for the news - didn't BBC Worldwide used to do press releases when
countries bought the show?
I don't know how STS handles the time zones in Russia.
A weekday run may sound a tad unusual when they only have 13 episodes
to play with right now (14 if they've gotten The Christmas Invasion),
but they've handled western drama this way before (Babylon 5 was
premiered in a weekday script if I remember the information in the
Lurker's Guide correctly).
If you can read Russian, you might check out STS' Doctor Who mini-
website - http://www.ctc-tv.ru/series/DoctorWho .
We are on the lookout for more cases of Doctor Who premiering in
countries, especially countries where the native language is not
English and the launch could slip between the cracks. If it is coming
to your area and you haven't seen the news splashed about online,
there's a good chance that we don't know yet.
Benjamin Elliott - This Week In Doctor Who