Airdate: Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

By David Knox on November 7, 2009 / Filed Under Programming 14

Waters of MarsAnd here it is….

The next instalment in the final stages of the Tenth Doctor….

TV Tonight is proud to reveal the time and date for the next Who special will be 7:30pm Sunday December 6th.

Mars, 2059. Bowie Base One. Last recorded message: Don’t drink the water. Don’ even touch it. Not one drop… all will be revealed in The Waters Of Mars.

The Doctor (David Tennant) is joined by Adelaide (Lindsay Duncan), his cleverest and strongest-minded companion yet, as they face terror on the Red Planet.

This special stars Australia’s Peter O’Brien (Underbelly, Neighbours, Flying Doctors) as Adelaide’s second-in-command at the base.

The episode is written by Phil Ford. It airs on the ABC just three weeks after its UK premiere.


  1. Anthony January 10, 2010 at 10:39 pm -

    oh no looks like i missed out, i didnt hear anything about it. i should’ve checked the inter net more regularly, oh well looks like ill have to get it on dvd now :'(

  2. Karina November 24, 2009 at 2:57 pm -

    Oh my god!! Cant wait to see this one!!!!

  3. elm November 16, 2009 at 5:13 pm -

    i cant wait to watch it!!!

  4. Dalek Draco November 8, 2009 at 3:33 pm -

    Thank god we’re not going to have to wait months and months like normal. Still December 6 feels so far off :P.

    The Waters of Mars trailers look awesome, I’m just hoping the actual episode lives up to expectations.

  5. Sarah November 8, 2009 at 1:28 pm -

    Ah. Bowie Base One. Is there life on Mars?

  6. Woody November 7, 2009 at 3:15 pm -


  7. Craig November 7, 2009 at 1:59 pm -

    BTW I guess we do get to mars within the next 50 years then LOL

    If the BBC send out a HD copy then I don’t see why ABC would not air it, even if it’s 720HD and not the full 1080.

  8. David Knox November 7, 2009 at 1:33 pm -

    Thanks Matthew. Quote ABC Guide: “Production Details: A BBC production. Producer: Nikki Wilson; Executive Producer: Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner; Written by Phil Ford.” However I take the point ABC may have not been accurate.

    Vinny: Previously we knew the week but not the airdate / time.

  9. Matthew See November 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm -

    The Waters of Mars is actually written by both Russell T Davies and Phil Ford.

  10. vinny aka tvaddict0909 November 7, 2009 at 12:46 pm -

    i don’t think abc hd will actually show it in hd .A lot of the time the hd channel shows sd content.

    I though the time and date that doctor who was showing was mentioned in the article about what the abc is showing in the next few months.?

  11. Peter November 7, 2009 at 12:10 pm -

    If it is in HD that is!
    Who knows with the ABC.

  12. Marco November 7, 2009 at 11:45 am -

    Fairly sure the special is co-written with RTD. Meow, NK.

  13. Neon Kitten November 7, 2009 at 7:39 am -

    Not written by RTD!

    Might actually be good ;)

    Well done, ABC, for the quick airing. Though the fans will already have seen it by that stage…

  14. Craig November 7, 2009 at 6:49 am -

    3 weeks is pretty good that I’m almost tempted to to wait… almost :) but I will watch it in HD on ABC come Sunday the 6th.

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