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'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary to be simulcast worldwide to avoid leaks

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The 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who will be simulcast worldwide.

Global broadcasters have agreed to show the episode at the same time to avoid any leaks and to celebrate the show's anniversary.

Daleks in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special

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Daleks in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special



The special extended episode, due to air on November 23, could potentially be the biggest-ever global simulcast of a drama and could fetch more than 100 million viewers from 200 territories.

A simulcast will mean that fans outside of the UK won't get episode details spoiled or leaked before they are able to watch it.

As the episode is due to air in the evening in the UK, viewers in LA could be watching at midday, while fans in Sydney would get an early morning broadcast on Sunday morning (November 24).

The simulcast of the 90-minute episode on TV would be in addition to plans to show the 3D episode in cinemas.

Long-running enemies the Daleks, are set to return for the 50th anniversary episode, as well as former Doctor David Tennant, Joanna Page and John Hurt.

Watch Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman speaking to Digital Spy about the 11th Doctor's farewell below:

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