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Iowa Public Television Announces Plans to Broadcast New Doctor Who Series

February 7, 2007

 Iowa Public Television today announced broadcast plans for the first season of the new Doctor Who series on the statewide network. Beginning March 24, new episodes of the popular series will be broadcast on Saturdays at 11:05 p.m. and on Sundays at 6 p.m. A sneak peek at the new series and new shorts, Doctor Who Confidential, will air Saturday, March 10.  

Iowa Public Television’s broadcast of the new series, which features Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper, marks the first time Iowans can see the new episodes without commercial interruption.

In addition to the new episodes, Iowa Public Television will also debut a new series of short stories, Doctor Who Confidential. These stories range in length from 10 to 13 minutes, and include “making of” footage, as well as features with past actors from the long-running series and illustrative clips. The stories are designed for broadcast with the new series, and will be scheduled immediately following each week's new Doctor Who episode.

The classic Doctor Who episodes will continue to air Saturday nights, as well, pending continued viewer support of the series. Doctor Who fans are encouraged to tune in at a special time on Saturday, March 10 at 10 p.m. when the new Doctor Who and Doctor Who Confidential debut on statewide Iowa Public Television during Festival 2007.

For immediate release:
February 7, 2007

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
tonya@iptv.org
(515) 725-9705

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