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Doctor Who returns to Amazon Prime, for free

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New and returning “Doctor Who” fans can find the popular BBC hit on Amazon’s Prime Video. Earlier today Amazon and BBC Worldwide North America announced a multi-year content licensing agreement to make Prime Video the exclusive U.S. subscription streaming home for the award-winning modern version of the science-fiction series Doctor Who.

With the new deal, U.S. Prime members can enjoy season one through eight of BBC’s award-winning science-fiction television series, along with all holiday special episodes, starting this Sunday March 27 at no additional charge to their membership.

If you need to catch up on season nine, as well as the Christmas Special “The Husbands of River Song,” that will be available on Prime Video this fall.

Since the episodes will be available on Prime, members can enjoy the series via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, or simply watch it online.

The series will also be available to download on Fire devices, iPads, iPhones and Android phones and tablets for offline viewing, which has proven to be one of the greatest additions Amazon has added for travelers and for long car-rides over the past few years.

If you don’t have a Prime membership (and at this point we hope that everyone does) you can sign up for a 30-day free-trial at amazon.com/prime

The “Doctor Who” series, which began broadcasting on BBC AMERICA in 2005, follows the Doctor and his popular companions as they explore the universe and save worlds. The Doctor is an alien from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey, but odds are you already knew that.

The series is Executive Produced by Russell T. Davies (Torchwood), Julie Gardner (Torchwood), Steven Moffat (Sherlock), Phil Collinson (Coronation Street), Piers Wenger (How I Live Now), Beth Willis (Doctor Who Confidential), Brian Minchin (Wizards vs. Aliens), Caroline Skinner (Our Girl), and Mal Young (Desperate Scousewives.

The Doctor travels through time and space in his ship the TARDIS – short for Time and Relative Dimensions In Space – with numerous companions in an effort to continuously save the world.

Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World), David Tennant (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Matt Smith (Terminator Genisys), and Peter Capaldi (World War Z) have all played the title character in the BBC America classic.

After audiences were first introduced to the series fifty-two years ago, Doctor Who still experiences sustained success, both earning vast global viewership and keeping fans and critics buzzing. Season 9 on BBC AMERICA was named the “Best-Reviewed TV Sci-FI/Fantasy/Horror 2015” by Rotten Tomatoes’ Golden Tomatoes Awards. BBC AMERICA premieres a new Doctor Who Christmas special later this year and premieres Season 10 in 2017.