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Saturday, 21 November 2009

Dreamland: Begins Today

The all new Doctor Who animation series Dreamland premiers today on BBC Red Button and will continue through to Thursday 26th November, read on for the synopsis and broadcast times:

EPISODE 1 - Saturday 21st November (7:00am-8:50am • 11:10am-2:20pm • 7:25pm-10:35pm)
Dry Springs, Nevada, 1958. The Doctor befriends a young waitress, Cassie, and her friend, Jimmy, at a diner. The Doctor activates an alien artifact and, after finding further signs of alien activity, the US Army intervenes and takes him and his new companions to the mysterious Area 51 in Roswell, where they find out about Operation Fallen Angel. Will Operation leader Colonel Stark succeed in making the curious trio forget what they have just seen?

EPISODE 2 - Sunday 22nd November (12:10am-7:50pm)
Seeking refuge in the abandoned town of Solitude, Jimmy stumbles across a disconcerting discovery and the trio encounter Viperox royalty.

EPISODE 3 - Monday 23rd November (12:10am-7:50pm on 24th November)
The Doctor cannot understand why the Alliance of Shades mop-up team are more concerned with the whereabouts of a piece of space flight hardware than the hordes of Viperox pods hidden underground. Things start to fall into place when Jimmys grandfather, Night Eagle, introduces the Doctor to Rivesh Mantilax.

EPISODE 4 - Tuesday 24th November (10:40pm-2:00pm on 25th November)
Captured by the US Army, Rivesh is finally reunited with his wife, Saruba Velak. Meanwhile, the Doctor discovers the unsettling truth about his real identity.

EPISODE 5 - Wednesday 25th November (3:00pm-10:15pm • 11.10pm-9:50am on 26th November)
The Doctor and Saruba have to confront the mysterious alien force in the vault housing her space ship if they are to save her husband and stop Lord Azlok from rousing his sleeping army.

EPISODE 6 - Thursday 26th November (7:10pm-9:50am on 27th November)
As sunset falls, the Viperox drones start to attack the US Army base. Can the Doctor find a way to halt the seemingly unstoppable aliens in their tracks?

An omnibus version featuring all six episodes will broadcast later this year on BBC Two and CBBC. All episodes will also be available to watch on the official Doctor Who website from 4:00pm on the day of each episode premier.