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Dreamland Synopses & Broadcast Dates

The BBC Press Office have now revealed and confirmed the Broadcast dates for upcoming Doctor Who animation, Dreamland.

The Press Release has revealed that there will be 6 episodes, all airing on the BBC Red Button, fitted into a one week schedule, beggining Saturday 21st November 2009.

The synopes for each episode can be seen below, along with the Freeview Red Button schedule:

Episode 1
Dry Springs, Nevada, 1958. The Doctor befriends a young waitress, Cassie, and her friend, Jimmy, at a diner. The Doctor activates an alien artefact 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
Seeking refuge in the abandoned town of Solitude, Jimmy stumbles across a disconcerting discovery and the trio encounter Viperox royalty.

Episode 3
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 Jimmy’s grandfather, Night Eagle, introduces the Doctor to Rivesh Mantilax.

Episode 4
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
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
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?

Dreamland is available on the following platforms:

Sky/Virgin: Runs continuously from 7am on 21 November to 4am on 28 November.


  • 21 November – 7.00-8.50am, 11.10am-2.20pm, 7.25-10.35pm
  • 22 November – 12.10am-7.50pm
  • 23 November – 12.10am-7.50pm on 24 November
  • 24 November – 10.40pm-2pm on 25 November
  • 25 November – 3-10.15pm, 11.10pm-9.50am on 26 November
  • 26 November – 7.10pm-9.50am on 27 November
  • 27 November – 6.10pm-4am on 28 November

Please note that Dreamland will not be available on Freesat.

Don’t forget that Dreamland will also be on the official Doctor Who website. The series will also be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC HD at a later date.

So, there you have it, the full Dreamland Press Release, all we have to do now is wait…