BBC America have announced January 2, 2010 as the date for the second part of this story. It’s UK transmission is the day before in a 1 hour 10 minute slot. As the UK BBC is advert free (well except trailers…) this certainly looks like the second part is slightly longer than the hour!

The official details are as follows…

December 03, 2009

BBC AMERICA today announced the U.S. premiere of David Tennant’s final special as the Tenth Doctor. Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part Two, premieres January 2, one week after Part One, on BBC AMERICA. The finale to the era of David Tennant is one of the most eagerly anticipated adventures in the history of Doctor Who. Guest stars include John Simm (Life on Mars) as the Master, Timothy Dalton, Catherine Tate and Bernard Cribbins. New synopses for the final three specials airing on the channel three straight Saturdays over the holiday season are available below.

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars airs Saturday December 19, 9:00pm ET/PT

Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One airs Saturday December 26, 9:00pm ET/PT

Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part Two airs Saturday, January 2, 8:00pm ET/PT

Regarding the final specials, lead writer and executive producer Russell T Davies told Radio Times, “It’s personal for the Doctor. The Master (John Simm) is his enemy, his opposite, and yet so tantalizingly close to being his soul mate. There’s something epic about their sheer existence – the last two survivors of an ancient race. It’s a clash of the titans. Both of them, heading for death, and yet both determined to survive – at any cost!”

Davies and Tennant are passing the baton to Steven Moffat and actor Matt Smith, who will play the Eleventh Doctor in a new season of the re-imagined series premiering in 2010 on BBC AMERICA. has exclusive Doctor Who video clips including Inside Look interviews with David Tennant, Russell T Davies and executive producer Julie Gardner as well as sneak peeks of The Waters of Mars and The End of Time, Part One.

The BBC will release The Waters of Mars and The End of Time, Parts One and Part Two on DVD and Blu-ray, Tuesday, February 2, 2010. A 5-disc set, Doctor Who: The Specials Collection, which includes The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Waters of Mars, The End of Time, Part One and Part Two and a 16-page booklet with an introduction written by David Tennant, hits stores the same day.

We leave you with a summary of US and UK dates for the upcoming Specials.

The Waters of Mars
UK Airdate November 15, 2009, 7pm
US Airdate December 19, 2009, 9pm

The End of Time, part 1
US Release December 26, 2009, 9pm
UK Release December 25, 2009, 6pm

The End of Time, part 2
US Release January 2, 2010, 9pm
UK Release January 1, 2010, 6.45pm

Over the weekend we will have another post of the show…

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online