Not a week, or two -  I lose count when I’m in the Major Spoilers Command Bunker – after the Doctor Who Christmas Special,  the BBC is set to announce David Tennant’s replacement when he steps down as the Doctor.

His replacement – the eleventh Doctor of the TV series – will be revealed in a Doctor Who Confidential programme on BBC One at 1735 on 3 January.

The casting was confirmed over Christmas and filming for the 2010 series begins in the summer.

Tennant is due to begin shooting the first of his four specials this month, just weeks after surgery on his back.

Damn my local cable company and its unwillingness to carry anything but BBC America, which is at least a year behind everything!

via BBC News

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  1. January 2, 2009 at 12:11 pm — Reply

    That is great news. I will miss Tennant but I am sure there ways to find it the Confidential programme . I saw the new Doctor Who Christmas Special and it was great.

  2. Slappy
    January 2, 2009 at 12:49 pm — Reply

    Has anyone seen the special? I have been searching the net but to no avail. BBC U.K. has not made it available internationally, nor have I found any I-tunes like source for this program.

    Until Captain Kirk Blows up the Enterprise with a bunch of Klingons aboard, make mine Major Spoilers!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. January 2, 2009 at 2:44 pm — Reply


  4. January 2, 2009 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    and another

  5. January 2, 2009 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    What time is 1735 in American time? Will it be in the early hours of the next day or technically before its announced in London?

  6. Josh P.
    January 3, 2009 at 8:38 am — Reply

    1735 is 5:35pm. So, if I know my time delay correctly, it would be around 12:35 EST.

  7. January 3, 2009 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    New Doctor Who announced and his name is Matt Smith.

  8. January 3, 2009 at 12:32 pm — Reply
  9. RussyH
    January 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm — Reply

    just seen it also.
    was a definite Doctor Who???????????

  10. Creep
    January 3, 2009 at 1:37 pm — Reply

    Hm…I like the choice…he looks good and he looks for me like David Tennant and I really like Tennant….but an older Doctor would be great too…we’ll see

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