What Time Is Doctor Who On TV?

By Olivia Emily

2 weeks ago

It's almost time to get back into the swing of weekly episodes of Doctor Who...


After a special 60th anniversary trilogy and a rambunctious Christmas special, we’re excited to see Ncuti Gatwa enter his stride as the Fifteenth Doctor. Wondering when you can tune into series 14 of Doctor Who? We’ve got all the details.

Doctor Who Series 14

The Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa)

The Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa). © BBC STUDIOS/BAD WOLF/James Pardon

When Is Doctor Who On TV?

Doctor Who series 14 will kick off at 6.20pm on Saturday 11 May 2024 on BBC One with a double bill, meaning episode 2 will follow at 7.05pm. Episodes will then air every Saturday until 22 June 2024.

Series 14 Release Schedule

  1. 11 May 2024 at 6.20pm
  2. 11 May 2024 at 7.05pm
  3. 18 May 2024 at 6.50pm
  4. 25 May 2024, time TBC
  5. 1 June 2024, time TBC
  6. 8 June 2024, time TBC
  7. 15 June 2024, time TBC
  8. 22 June 2024, time TBC – season finale

Where Is It Streaming?

Every Doctor Who episode (ever!) is available to stream on BBC iPlayer. Internationally, new episodes of Doctor Who are available to stream on Disney+ (that’s from the 60th anniversary onwards). For the first time ever, new episodes will arrive on BBC iPlayer and Disney+ at midnight before the episode airs on TV.

Jonathan Groff with Ruby Sunday (MILLIE GIBSON), The Doctor (NCUTI GATWA)

Jonathan Groff with Ruby Sunday (MILLIE GIBSON), The Doctor (NCUTI GATWA). © BBC Studios/James Pardon

What Will Happen In Series 14?

We got a delicious taste of what’s to come with Gatwa’s Christmas Special episode, where he got to show off what we can expect from the Fifteenth Doctor. Plus, thanks to TV guide listings, we know the following about the first few episodes:

  • Episode 1: Ncuti Gatwa stars in his first full series as the Time Lord. In the far future, Ruby learns the Doctor’s amazing secrets when they encounter a baby farm.
  • Episode 2: The Doctor and Ruby meet the Beatles during a trip back to the 1960s, but discover that the evil Maestro is hatching a plot to change history, with the Fab Four in the thick of it.
  • Episode 3: The Doctor and Ruby arrive on an alien battlefield, where the Time Lord is trapped by a landmine that will go off if he moves.

Of course, we’ve also got the costume drama action to come. We’ll just have to wait and see…

Doctor Who

© BBC PS/BBC STUDIOS 2022

Will David Tennant Return?

After he appeared (and remained) in ‘The Giggle’, we’ve been left with a lot of questions regarding David Tennant’s fate. Will he reappear (again)? Or will Gatwa be left to his own devices? Following the rules of Chekhov’s gun, we’re siding with the former – but only time will tell. That said, writer Russell T Davies pretty much crushed our dreams in a recent interview: ‘David is parked and retired and it’s all Ncuti’s show now,’ he said. ‘Genuinely. Not that David might be coming back — he’s absolutely not coming back.’

‘I think he died,’ the writer added. ‘I’m going to start saying that. He went to Venice, 2063, when the city sank, and he went into a whirlpool, which is really sad…’

Is There A Trailer?

Yes – and you can watch it below.

Who Stars?

As well as Gatwa himself, the Fifteenth Doctor’s first companion is Ruby Sunday, played by Millie Gibson. The following actors and characters are also set to star in Series 14:

  • Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor
  • Millie Gibson as Ruby Sunday
  • Michelle Greenidge as Carla, Ruby’s mum
  • Angela Wynter as Cherry, Ruby’s grandmother
  • Anita Dobson as Mrs Flood
  • Aneurin Barnard as Roger ap Gwilliam
  • Indira Varma as The Duchess
  • Bonnie Langford as Mel Bush
  • Lenny Rush as Morris
  • Golda Rosheuvel as Jocelyn
  • Jinkx Monsoon as Maestro
  • Jonathan Groff

Meanwhile, looking way into the future, Nicola Coughlan is confirmed to star in the 2024 Christmas special. Now that’s foreplanning.

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Doctor Who airs weekly on Saturdays from 11 May 2024.