Doctor Who

5:15pm Tuesday 25 December on BBC ONE

Christmas Eve 1892, and the falling snow is the stuff of fairytales.

When the fairytale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind or will he fight to save the world – and Christmas – from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace?

Starring Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Richard E Grant and Tom Ward.

Executive producers – Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner; produced by Marcus Wilson; written by Steven Moffat.

7:20pm Saturday 29 September on BBC ONE

The Doctor’s heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory – a race against time through the streets of Manhattan, as New York’s statues come to life around them…

With Rory’s life in danger, the Doctor and Amy must locate him before it’s too late! Luckily, an old friend helps them and guides the way.

Guest stars: Mike McShane, Alex Kingston and Rob David

Written by Steven Moffat

Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner

Directed by Nick Hurran

Produced by Marcus Wilson

7:30pm Saturday 22 September on BBC ONE

The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight, almost like presents falling from the sky.

But what are they, what’s inside them and most importantly, who sent them? With the international community at a loss, it’s left to the Doctor to unearth who is behind the mystery.

Guest stars: Mark Williams, Steven Berkoff and Jemma Redgrave

Written by Chris Chibnall

Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner

Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Produced by Marcus Wilson

7:35pm Saturday 15 September on BBC ONE

The Doctor gets a Stetson (and a gun!), and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of the Gunslinger.

But who is he and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the mysterious Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor (yes another one!) whose initial appearance is hiding a dark secret.

Writer – Toby Whithouse

Executive producers – Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner

Producer – Marcus Wilson

Director – Saul Metzstein

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7:35pm Saturday 8 September on BBC ONE

An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction – unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo… of dinosaurs!

By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers, a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else on board who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo.

Guest stars: Riann Stelle (Queen Nefertiti); Rupert Graves (Riddell); Mark Williams (Brian Williams) and David Bradley (Solomon)

Writer/Chris Chibnall

Executive Producers/Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner

Producer/Marcus Wilson

Director/Saul Metzstein

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7:20pm Saturday 1 September on BBC ONE

Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission – to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter… the Asylum.

A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rory’s relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond’s marriage.

Guest stars: Nicholas Briggs (voice of the Daleks); Anamaria Marinca (Darla) and Naomi Ryan (Cassandra)

Written by Steven Moffat; executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner; produced by Marcus Wilson; and directed by Nick Hurran

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The first official image from the new season of Doctor Who has been released by the BBC.

The Doctor, played by Matt Smith, and his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) feature in the pic that shows an army of Daleks.

An array of Daleks feature, including variations from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

The new season of the show launches later this month with the first episode entitled ‘Asylum of the Daleks’. Continue reading »

Mother and daughter Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling are set to star side by side in BBC One’s Doctor Who in an episode airing next year, the first time the pair have worked together on screen.

Character details remain under wraps, but the episode penned by Mark Gatiss will see Dame Diana and Rachael recreate their off-screen relationship on-screen, playing a mother and daughter with a dark secret.

Starring alongside the Doctor, Matt Smith and new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, the episode will air in 2013 and is directed by Saul Metzstein.

Filming begins this week (2 July) at Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff.

Dame Diana Rigg, who will play a Yorkshire local, says: “The first time Rachie and I will be working together is on an episode of Doctor Who specially written for us by Mark Gatiss. How lucky is that?”

Rachael Stirling, on working on Doctor Who, said: “What joy. I am looking forward to the madness of Doctor Who enormously. Mark Gatiss has written a gift of a script and an on-screen relationship between Ma and I that is truly delicious. We have never before worked together because the offers have not been tempting, but when such a funny and original script comes through you know the time has come.”

Steven Moffat, executive producer and head writer on Doctor Who, says: “Dame Diana Rigg, Rachael Stirling and a Mark Gatiss script – a combination of talents you could only get in Doctor Who. Frankly, I’m terrified already!”

The BBC Wales drama returns to BBC One this autumn with five standalone epic episodes and the Christmas special, with a further eight episodes next year.

The title and first screening details of the season premiere of Doctor Who have been released.

The BFI Southbank will host the first screening of the first episode, entitled ‘Asylum of the Daleks’.

The screening will take place on August 18, one week before the assumed premiere date at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Continue reading »

New Doctor Who companion Jenna-Louise Coleman as appeared in her first official photo alongside Matt Smith.

Coleman will take over from departing companion Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), who is set to leave the series midway through the season.

More photos are expected to be released during the coming days.

Source: Digital Spy

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