Broadcasts on BBC America this week, EST times shown:
MON AUG 22
SEASON 3 EPISODE 12 - The Sound Of Drums
Part 1. Harry Saxon becomes Prime Minister, but has dark ambitions.
SEASON 3 EPISODE 13 - Last of the Time Lords
Part 2. With The Doctor imprisoned by The Master, Martha endeavors to save the world.
TUE AUG 23
9:00AM - Voyage of the Damned - Kylie Minogue joins Doctor Who to play Astrid, a waitress on a doomed spaceship
that eerily resembles the Titanic. When a meteor hits, Astrid and The Doctor must protect the survivors from and
prevent the whole ship from crashing to Earth.
SEASON 4 EPISODE 1 - Partners in Crime
Donna is determined to find the Doctor, even if it means braving Miss Foster and her hordes of Adipose.
WED AUG 24
SEASON 4 EPISODE 2 - The Fires of Pompeii
The Doctor and Donna visit Pompeii in AD 79, on the eve of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
SEASON 4 EPISODE 3 - Planet of the Ood
The Doctor takes Donna to her first alien world, but the Ood-Sphere reveals terrible truths about the human race.
THU AUG 25
SEASON 4 EPISODE 4 - The Sontaran Stratagem
Part 1. Sontaran warriors set their sights on the Earth and its inhabitants.
SEASON 4 EPISODE 5 - The Poison Sky
Part 2. As poison gas suffocates the Earth's population, the Doctor and UNIT work to eliminate the threat
MON AUG 29
SEASON 4 EPISODE 6
The Doctor's Daughter - The Doctor meets the most important woman of his life.
SEASON 4 EPISODE 7
The Unicorn and The Wasp - Agatha Christie's 10-day disappearance in 1926 may have been the result of amnesia,
a nervous breakdown, or a giant alien wasp.
TUE AUG 30
SEASON 4 EPISODE 8
Silence in the Library, Part 1
The Doctor and Donna must uncover the truth behind the Nodes and the Data Ghost to uncover the library's secret.
SEASON 4 EPISODE 9
Forest of the Dead, Part 2
As the shadows rise, the Doctor forges an alliance with the mysterious River Song.
WED AUG 31
SEASON 4 EPISODE 10 - Midnight
The Doctor is trapped, powerless and terrified, on the planet Midnight, as a knocking on the wall begins.
SEASON 4 EPISODE 11 - Turn Left
Donna gets help from a mysterious blond woman.
THU SEP 1
SEASON 4 EPISODE 12 - The Stolen Earth, Part 1
Earth's greatest heroes assemble to fight the New Dalek Empire, but a fearsome old enemy waits in the shadows.
SEASON 4 EPISODE 13 - Journey's End, Part 2, As Davros and the Daleks threaten the entire universe,
the Doctor's companions join forces. However, the prophecy declares that one of them will die.
TUE SEP 6
9:00AM - The Waters of Mars
Mars, 2059. Bowie Base one. Last recorded message: don't drink the water. don't even touch it. not one drop... Confused? All will be revealed in The Waters of Mars, starring Lindsay Duncan as the Doctor's cleverest and most strong-minded companion yet.
10:00AM - title to be announced
WED SEP 7
9:00AM - title to be announced
SEASON 5 EPISODE 1 - The Eleventh Hour - The newly regenerated Doctor and Amy Pond must save the world in
less than 20 minutes from galactic policemen known as the Atraxi
Doctor Who won't return until 2017, show boss Steven Moffat announces his departure
Daily Mail of London
Season 10 in 2017 will mark the last for 54-year-old writer Moffat - who has scribed six series of the hit show - as he affirmed that he is stepping down and will be replaced by Chris Chibnall, the writer of acclaimed drama Broadchurch, which stars former Doctor Who actor David Tennant. Broadcasting his exit, Steven described his role as 'the best job in the universe,' though insisted that his 'timey-wimey is running out.'
'While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, Ill be finishing up and keeping the Tardis warm for him.'
Joking about his replacement, Steven teased that it had taken 'a lot of gin and tonic' to persuade Chris to accept the job, before adding: 'I am beyond delighted one of the true stars of British television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. 'Chris will become the new showrunner. And I will be thrown in a skip.' Gushing over his esteemed predecessor, Chris said in a statement: 'Steven has been a dazzling and daring showrunner, and hearing his plans for 2017 its clear hell be going out with a bang. Just to make my life difficult.'
It's believed bosses had originally planned to screen six episodes of Doctor Who this year, leaving the remained for 2017, though this will no longer be the case. The show is expected to continue its tradition of Christmas specials, however, and will air an episode over the festive season in December 2016. BBC1 boss Charlotte Moore said: 'I have decided to schedule Stevens big finale series in spring 2017 to bring the nation together for a huge event on the channel.' 2016 will already be crowded on BBC with coverage of 'national moments including the Euros and Olympics.' Scottish actor Peter Capaldi will continue to portray the iconic Time Lord in 2017.
Fun fact: In the first season of Doctor Who starting November 1963, the Doctor is travelling with his granddaughter Susan. In the audio production "Roses", Susan's real name is revealed as Arkytior, which is the word "rose' in High Gallifreyan. The 9th and 10th Doctor's companion was called Rose Tyler. Later it was revealed that the 10th Doctor had a semi-clone daughter, presumably Susan's mother.