The new series of Doctor Who is almost here and today, Matt Smith gives us a
few hints about what we can expect! Tomorrow, we’ve got an exclusive video with
Karen Gillan telling us the truth about Amy but before that we’ve outlined some
details about the Doctor’s imminent adventures, including titles plus cast/crew
news for the next seven episodes.
The series stars Matt Smith (the Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy) and Arthur
Darvill (Rory) with Alex Kingston as River Song.
- Episode 1: The Impossible Astronaut by Steven Moffat
- Episode 2: Day of the Moon by Steven Moffat
The series’ opening adventure is a two-parter written by Steven Moffat and
directed by Toby Haynes. Partly shot in Utah, USA, it co-stars Stuart Milligan
as Richard Nixon and Mark Sheppard who plays Canton Everett Delaware III. You
can read a short
synopsis of the adventure.
Episode 3: The Curse of the Black Spot
The third episode is directed by Jeremy Webb and written by Stephen Thompson
whose previous credits include The Blind Banker, the second adventure in last
year’s Sherlock. The Curse of the Black Spot is a pirate yarn which features Lily
Cole as a mysterious green creature who haunts a ship. Hugh
Bonneville is also onboard as a pirate captain and the episode features some
stunning location work shot in Cornwall.
Episode 4: The Doctor’s Wife
The fourth episode is by legendary writer Neil Gaiman, famous for his Sandman
series of graphic novels, his books – including Stardust, recently made into a
Hollywood blockbuster – and television work such as the BBC’s Neverwhere. This
episode co-stars Suranne Jones who featured in The Sarah
Jane Adventures as the Mona Lisa. The Doctor’s Wife is directed by Richard
Clark who was also at the helm for The Lazarus Experiment and Gridlock.
- Episode 5: The Rebel Flesh
- Episode 6: The Almost People
The second two-parter of the series is written by Matthew Graham whose
previous credits include Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. However, he’s best
known to Doctor Who’s audience as the writer of the Tenth Doctor episode, Fear
Her. This new adventure features Sarah Smart and Marshall Lancaster and was
directed by Julian Simpson.
Episode 7: A Good Man Goes To War
The finale! Steven Moffat has penned an incredible climax to the opening
seven episodes. Details are currently scarce for this episode, but it’s directed
by Peter Hoar whose previous work includes Spooks, Mistresses and Wire in the
Steven Moffat is the series’ Lead Writer. He’s also Executive Producer
alongside Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. Marcus Wilson produced all seven
episodes aside from The Doctor’s Wife which was produced by Sanne Wohlenburg.
The Impossible Astronaut will be on BBC ONE at Easter, 2011.