‘Doctor Who’ release date for 60th anniversary eps on BBC and Disney+ announced

The BBC and Disney+ have finally revealed when Doctor Who will return this autumn!

Celebrating 60 years of the iconic British sci-fi series, the show is back soon with a trio of feature-length specials.

To mark the anniversary, David Tennant is reprising his role as the time-travelling Doctor, alongside Catherine Tate as fan-favourite companion Donna Noble.

The three brand new adventures are written by returning showrunner Russell T Davies (A Very English ScandalIt’s a Sin, Nolly).

When’s the release date?

It’s now been officially confirmed when the new era of Doctor Who begins, with the BBC telling fans to “mark your calendars, cancel any plans, and get your sonic screwdrivers at the ready.”

The first special, ‘The Star Beast’, will premiere on Saturday 25 November.

‘Wild Blue Yonder’ follows on Saturday 2 December, with grand finale ‘The Giggle’ arriving on Saturday 9 December.

The new episodes of Doctor Who will air in the UK on BBC One and streaming on BBC iPlayer, while they’ll be available on Disney+ everywhere else in the world.

Disney+ has unveiled an exciting launch trailer to accompany the date announcement, featuring some new footage not seen in the BBC’s previous trailer – take a look here:

Joining Tennant and Tate on their “unmissable cosmic adventure” is Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) as The Toymaker.

Last seen in Doctor Who back in 1966, the classic villain’s new incarnation is set to cause “all kinds of mayhem.”

Other guest stars include Jemma Redgrave (Grantchester), Ruth Madeley (Years and Years), Yasmin Finney (Heartstopper), and Miriam Margolyes (Call the Midwife) as the voice of an alien called the Meep.

The three epic stories will each be accompanied by a brand new behind-the-scenes series called Doctor Who: Unleashed, dropping on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer immediately after each new Doctor Who episodes airs.

While we wait for the 60th anniversary specials to arrive, from Wednesday 1 November fans in the UK will be able to catch up on 800 episodes of Doctor Who from 1963-2022, all streaming on BBC iPlayer!

The giant archive of content is also set to include the Doctor Who spin-off series like The Sarah Jane AdventuresTorchwoodand Class.

The past 13 seasons of Doctor Who are available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.