After the slight debacle of the cancelled Whoniverse showcase, Doctor Who is coming to Australia again. As part of a world tour to promote the new eighth series of the show, Peter Capaldi and on-screen companion Jenna Coleman will be travelling the world — and stopping off in Sydney — from 7-19 August.
The show's occasional writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will also join the duo on part of the trip, although it's not yet confirmed which events along the tour he'll be attending. It's likely the tour's sole Australian appearance in Sydney will be towards the end of mid-August stint, but exact dates aren't yet known.
Doctor Who: The World Tour will be visiting seven cities across five continents in 12 days.
Sydney, Australia The birthplace of companion Tegan Jovanka and theme composer Ron Grainer, the new Doctor will visit Australia's largest city on The World Tour.
More details of the itinerary and fan events will be available soon.
Series eight of Doctor Who has just finished filming, and is set to broadcast on the BBC, and simultaneously on BBC America, in August. We've contacted the ABC to find out whether there'll be a delay before the show hits Australian screens.
Update: Aunty has shared its thoughts on the tour, with a comment from Brendan Dahill, ABC TV's head of programming: “ABC TV has always been the Australian home for The Doctor. Our audiences love him and embrace the series which was evident with the success of the recent 50th anniversary celebrations, which broadcast on ABC TV and iview. We look forward to welcoming Peter and Jenna down under.” The show will be broadcast in August, but it's still not confirmed as to when.