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UPDATED 02/10/22

Forces TV has confirmed to TV Zone that Classic Doctor Who will be a regular addition to the schedule for the foreseeable future.

They will be showing a "selection" of 12 Doctor Who stories from 1970 to 1988 featuring five Doctors (Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy), starting on Tuesday 15th February as double episodes.

Forces TV is available on Sky 181, Virgin 274, Freesat 165 and Freeview 96.


Forces TV are set to air classic episodes of Doctor Who later this month.

Image: DVD artwork

The first episode the channel will show will be the 1970 story Spearhead From Space on Tuesday 15th February. The adventure is the first outing for Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor.

Spearhead From Space synopsis: "Exile! The Time Lords have banished the newly regenerated Doctor to Earth. But The Doctor isn’t the only alien to have arrived, as a swarm of meteorites have crashed into the sleepy English countryside, bringing with them a terrible new threat to mankind...

"As the Nestene plan takes shape, UNIT, the Doctor and his newly appointed scientific advisor, Liz Shaw, race against time to stop humanity from being replaced by a terrifying plastic facsimile race...

"With an Auton army on the rise, and no TARDIS to help him, could The Doctor’s latest incarnation be over before it has truly begun…?"

Part One and Two of the story will be show on 15th February from 7:55am, 1:25pm and 8:15pm. The next two parts will be shown on Wednesday 16th February. Details about further listings are to be confirmed.

It is currently unclear whether Doctor Who is regular addition to the schedule, and for how long they will continue showing episodes.

TV Zone has approached Forces TV for comment and further information. This post will be updated when more information is provided.


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