BBC AMERICA Announces Special Programming And Nationwide Theatrical Events To Launch Doctor Who's First Season Starring Peter C

BBC AMERICA Announces Special Programming And Nationwide Theatrical Events To
           Launch Doctor Who's First Season Starring Peter Capaldi

Season Launches with Live Pre-Show and Post-Show Hosted by Chris Hardwick on
BBC AMERICA on August 23

12 Midnight Theatrical Events in 12 Cities on August 23

Theatrical Events in Over 550 Theaters Across the U.S. on August 25

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --It's a new beginning for the iconic
series that explores all of space and time, as award-winning actor Peter
Capaldi takes on the role of the mysterious time traveler, the Doctor. BBC
AMERICA will launch Peter Capaldi's first season of Doctor Who with special
programming on the channel and theatrical events across the country with
Fathom Events. The new season of Doctor Who premieres Saturday, August 23,
8:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA. (Trailer, Photos)

Picture shows: Clara (Jenna Coleman) and The Doctor (Peter Capaldi)

Announced today, comedian and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick will host
Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show at 7:30pm ET and Doctor Who: After Who Live at
11:00pm ET following the premiere of Intruders on August 23. The pre-show and
post-show will feature an array of guests in the studio including writer and
actor Mark Gatiss along with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

Doctor Who's feature-length season premiere episode, Deep Breath, is a
pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London. Directed by Ben Wheatley and
written by Steven Moffat, the episode stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna
Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra, Catrin
Stewart as Jenny Flint and Dan Starkey as Strax.

In the lead up to Doctor Who's new season, BBC AMERICA will premiere a series
of specials including Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion on Saturday, August
16, 9:00pm ET followed by The Real History of Science Fiction: Time at 10:00pm
ET and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord on Monday, August 18, 10:00pm ET.
The Doctor Who Takeover Weekmarathon will kick off Monday, August 18, 8:00am
ET. Starting August 6, will give fans a chance to vote for
their favorite Doctor Who episodes - the top selections of this "Make Your Own
Sunday" poll will run in a BBC AMERICA marathon on Sunday, August 24.

Theatrical Events Across the U.S. - August 23 and August 25

Announced today, BBC AMERICA and Fathom Events are teaming up again for two
days of theatrical screening events of Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath
in the U.S. This electrifying episode will be shown in select cinemas across
the U.S. and will also include 15 minutes of cinema exclusive bonus content.

On Saturday, August 23 at midnight, there will be 12 theatrical events in 12
cities at 12am/midnight to celebrate the launch of the new season. More
information will be announced on August 5 at

On Monday, August 25, the celebration goes nationwide with two showings at
7:00pm and 9:30pm (local time). The event will be presented in more than 550
select movie theaters around the country through Fathom's Digital Broadcast
Network. Tickets are now available for Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath
at participating theater box offices and online at 

For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events
website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

About Doctor Who:

Ahead of the new season premiere, Doctor Who: The World Tour will see the
stars visiting seven cities across five continents in 12 days to publicize the
upcoming season. Details about the New York visit on August 14 will be
announced in the coming days. More information on the itinerary for Cardiff
(UK), London (UK), Seoul (South Korea), Sydney (Australia), Mexico City
(Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is available on

Doctor Who is BBC AMERICA's highest-rated series, has set social media records
and received numerous awards including last year's Institutional Peabody
Award. The series has enjoyed success off-air with more than 10 million DVDs
and 8 million action figures sold globally and is the BBC's top series on
iTunes in the U.S. and UK. Doctor Who is a BBC Wales production for BBC One
and distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Note to editors:

BBC AMERICAdelivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent
programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent
embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon
Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including
ground-breaking non-scripted television likeTop Gearand top-rated
science-fiction likeDoctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of
the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards
including two Emmy® Awards, five Golden Globes® and eleven Peabody Awards. The
channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is
available on cable and satellite TV in 80 million homes. It broadcasts in both
standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all
major digital platforms. Online, www.BBCAmerica.comis the place to go to dig
deeper into pop culture with a British twist. Find out more by visiting follow us on

Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC.Fathom is
the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a
variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide
that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the
performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series,
Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment's biggest stars,
socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally,
Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras –
creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned
by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC
Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal
Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom's live digital broadcast network
("DBN") is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing
live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas®
(including all of the top 50). For more information, visit

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC's
brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This
is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from
the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and
values. The business also champions British creativity globally. In 2013/14,
BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £157.4m and headline sales of
£1,042.3m and returned £173.8m to the BBC. For more detailed performance
information please see our Annual Review website:

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Contact: BBC AMERICA's Programming, Devin Johnson, VP Publicity,, 212.339.1709; BBC AMERICA's Theatrical Events, Deborah
Schonfeld, Director Publicity,, 212.705.9498
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