Digital Spy are reporting that classic episodes of Doctor Who, from William Hartnell in 1963 to Sylvester McCoy in 1989, have found a new a home on the Horror Channel.
The broadcasters have secured a deal with BBC Worldwide to air vintage episodes from the first seven doctors in daytime and evening slots. They are relaunching the classic episodes with a ‘Who On Horror’ weekend at Easter, which will feature a marathon of stories covering all of the first seven Doctors. Classic episodes that have been snapped up by the channel include ‘The Sea Devils’, ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ and ‘The Caves of Androzani’.
The Horror Channel’s director of programming Alina Florea said that she was proud to be bringing the iconic series to the channel – “The line-up will include some of the most loved and well known programmes from seven classic Doctors – stories that terrified, thrilled and captured the imagination of children and adults through the decades,” said Florea. “Doctor Who joins a long line of well-loved classic series we have endeavoured to showcase on Horror Channel over the last few years.”