Doctor Who fans on Facebook can now enjoy stories from the Time Lord’s many lives without leaving the social network site.
A new deal between BBC Worldwide and Facebook means fans can rent nine stories covering most of the TV series Doctors from the official Doctor Who Facebook page.
Stories include An Unearthly Chid, the story which first introduced the Doctor to TV audiences in 1963, and the Patrick Troughton classic Tomb of the Cybermen.
The 1989 story The Greatest Show in the Galaxy which starred Sylvester McCoy as the seventh Doctor will be available exclusively via the site.
Fans in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand can rent the episodes using Facebook credits. Once rented, episodes will be available to view for 48 hours.
John Smith, Chief Executive at BBC Worldwide said, “As we have grown internationally, we’ve seen through our Facebook channel that fans who are loving the new series are asking for a guide into our rich Doctor Who back catalogue.
“Our approach to Facebook and other leading edge platforms is to be right there alongside them in fostering innovation. We see this service as a perfect way to give our fans what they want, as well as a great way for them to get their fix between now and the autumn when Series Six continues”.
“Millions of people engage with their favourite TV shows on Facebook every day and we’re now seeing broadcasters look at innovative ways to use Facebook tools to connect their fans with exclusive content,” said Christian Hernandez, Director, Platform Partnerships, Facebook.
“Through its Facebook page, BBC Worldwide is giving Doctor Who fans a quick and easy way to access these iconic episodes.”