How to watch the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas special in Australia

Alex Kidman 21 November 2016 NEWS


The ABC has not one, but two presents for Whovians this festive season.

As it has done in recent years, the ABC is taking to iView to screen the next episode of Doctor Who (and the first episode to be seen at all this year), The Return of Doctor Mysterio. The ABC has announced that the episode will air on iView immediately after it finishes airing on the BBC, which means for practical purposes it will be available early on Boxing Day in Australia. The final time will be confirmed once the BBC sets its full Christmas Day schedule. If you’re more of a terrestrial TV watcher (or your broadband just doesn’t get on with iView), it will also air at 7:30pm on 26 December on ABC and ABC ME.

Spoiler alert! The BBC’s Children in Need special ran a small segment of the Christmas episode just a few days ago. If you don’t want to be somewhat spoiled, then don’t click the video below.

But wait! The ABC has more for lucky Whovians this year. Fresh off its run in theatres, it will also air the animated version of the lost Patrick Troughton story The Power Of The Daleks on iView, also on Boxing Day morning. So far, there’s no sign of it on the regular ABC broadcast schedule, however.

Latest internet TV headlines

For all the latest in TV and movie streaming, follow and subscribe below

Get 3 months FREE* Movies and Entertainment on a 12-month plan

Get 3 months FREE* Movies and Entertainment on a 12-month plan from Foxtel

*Min cost $566.00 (incl $125 iQ4 box fee) on direct debit for 12 months based on Movies and Entertainment Combo with Foxtel iQ4. Cancel fee applies. New residential subscribers and standard install only. Foxtel and some services not available to all homes. Offer ends 17/09/2018.

View details
FREE TRIAL: 30 days of Prime Video's premium TV shows and movies for free

FREE TRIAL: 30 days of Prime Video's premium TV shows and movies for free from Amazon AU

Prime Video's free 30-day trial will give you instant access to thousands of premium TV shows and movies.

View details
Browse Bigpond movies

Browse Bigpond movies from Telstra Entertainment deals

Rent the latest TV and movies from Telstra's huge library.

View details

Latest streaming headlines

Data deals on finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Privacy & Cookies Policy and Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy.
Ask a question
Go to site