Thank goodness for The Horror Channel (UK – Sky 319, Freeview 138, Virgin 149) for showing a regular fix of classic Who over the last few months.
Currently in the UK, there are no other showings of the classic series – on any of the BBC channels. BBC Three and Watch, currently show new series episodes – only.
On the streaming front, UK Netflix have removed all Classic Doctor Who (except the McGann TV movie). US Netflix retains a small library. Paid US Streaming service HULU seems to have a full library. Episodes can also be found free on Dailymotion – but are being removed.
Horror Channel’s website confirms – that they have 30 episodes of the series – currently on rotation. As I write this, they have been showing Patrick Troughton’s Seeds Of Death; with Colin Baker’s – Attack Of The Cybermen to follow on 18 July.
Most of these episodes, have been repeated already; in a kind of random cycle – and as a kind of showcase of each Doctor’s best adventures. A full run, is not possible – due to missing Hartnell and Troughton episodes.
In an average 4-part adventure, Horror tend to show the first 2 episodes together – upto 3 times in a day (morning, noon and evening). Followed by episodes 3 & 4 – the following day (in the same cycle).
Where do you get your old Who fix?
Here is next weeks run down :
17 / 18 July – Attack Of The Cybermen 1/4 – 10:00 & 10:35, 15:10 & 15:45, 19:50 & 20:25.
20 July – Horror Of Fangrock 1/4 – 15:55 – full episode.
21 July – Horror Of Fangrock 1/4 – 15:55 – full episode.
22-24 July – The Sea Devils 1/6 – 10:00 & 10:35, 15:10 & 15:45, 19:50 & 20:25.