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The BBC have confirmed the timeslot for Doctor Who Season 1: Episode 3, which will air on Saturday 18th May. A short synopsis has also been released.

This season of Doctor Who will see Ncuti Gatwa return as the Fifteenth Doctor, alongside Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday, it comes after they made their highly acclaimed debut on Christmas Day in The Church on Ruby Road.

Within the upcoming series, audiences will see the Doctor and Ruby travel through time and space on adventures to unknown lands, to the Regency era in England, to outer space worlds and the sixties.

This season will also see the return of Michelle Greenidge as Carla Sunday, Angela Wynter as Cherry Sunday and Anita Dobson as Mrs Flood as well as featuring an array of special guest stars including Jinkx Monsoon, Aneurin Barnard, Yasmin Finney, Jonathan Groff, Bonnie Langford, Jemma Redgrave, Lenny Rush and Indira Varma.

Episode 3 - Boom

Synopsis: The Doctor and friends travel from the dawn of human history to distant alien worlds. And everywhere they go, they find adventure, terror, fun, chases, joy and monsters.

BBC iPlayer: Saturday 18th May, 00:00am

BBC One: Saturday 18th May, 6:50pm


The Doctor

Ncuti Gatwa

Ruby Sunday

Millie Gibson

John Francis Vater

Joe Anderson


Majid Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy

Splice Alison Vater

Caoilinn Springall

Canterbury James Olliphant

Bhav Joshi


Susan Twist


Steven Moffat

In the UK, the first two new episodes of the season will premiere at 00:00 on 11 May on BBC iPlayer, and then on BBC One later that day. Episodes will drop on BBC iPlayer followed by a primetime slot on BBC One each week following that.

Outside the UK, Doctor Who begins streaming 10 May at 7pm ET on Disney+ where available, giving audiences a simultaneous global launch.


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