The BBC has announced that classic episodes of Doctor Who and Red Dwarf will be coming to a mobile phone near you.

The deal, arranged by the publicly funded broadcaster's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, has partnered with mobile phone content firm ROK Player to sell special multimedia memory cards called Digital Video Chips (DVC), which can be inserted into compatible mobile phones to watch movies on the go.

The first release is The Five Doctors, a 90-minute special episode that was originally shown in 1983. The second will feature three episodes of Red Dwarf.

The episodes will be available at Nokia stores or via the ROK website and cost £17 each. Carphone Warehouse already offers the first Spiderman movie and Monty Python and the Holy Grail via mini SD cards priced at £25 with plans to launch more films later in the year.

Earlier in the month, ROK signed a deal with Nickelodeon to offer full lengh Spongebob Episodes.

Both parties have said that they hope to extend the portfolio of classic BBC TV episodes over the coming months.