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BBC Announces Mini Episode of Doctor Who

BBC announces one-off mini-episode of Doctor Who

From the BBC Press office

A special, one-off mini-episode of Doctor Who starring Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith will be shown on BBC Three this Autumn.

The bonus episode, Death Is The Only Answer, has been confirmed as fans of the show eagerly await the start of the new Doctor Who series. The three-minute spin off has been specially written by children from a school in Basingstoke after they entered a BBC Learning and Doctor Who Confidential competition earlier this year.

The journey of how their mini-adventure goes from script to screen will be documented on Doctor Who Confidential, BBC Three, from Saturday 27 August at 8pm with the winning episode shown on Saturday 1 October. Details of the script, are a closely guarded secret but it includes a well known historical figure and a fez!

The pupils, from Oakley CE Junior School, travelled to the BBC Studios in Cardiff for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see their script brought to life by the Doctor Who team and cast. The ultimate prize was getting to meet the Doctor himself, Matt Smith.

After meeting the pupils and filming the episode Matt Smith said: “It was so clever, we were all just bowled over, it was a brilliant script.”

Doctor Who Confidential was there to record the meeting and show how Oakley Junior School’s script was developed from paper to television screen – from the first script meeting, a cast read-through, on-set filming all the way to the final edit.



  • ?

    August 27th, 2011 - 8:19pm

    i already know whos
    the historical figure and what this is all about

  • wholords2

    August 27th, 2011 - 5:30pm

    you do know this is on the 1st October and do you mean the series 6 wave 2a figures

  • i love daleks

    August 27th, 2011 - 12:36pm

    Is Amy and Rory in that episode?

  • anthony

    August 26th, 2011 - 5:24pm

    cant wait for tomorrow dw figures and this

  • Doctor Who Fan

    August 25th, 2011 - 8:15pm

    The name sounds quite adventoures for the episode. I know lots of infomation about it because i go to Oakley CE Junior School and matt gave me and some other children a magazine about this episode and it is really good.
    Here are some spoilers:
    Amy is in a wedding dress.
    Rory becomes a robot

  • davros

    August 25th, 2011 - 12:00pm

    comic relief has been on this year, it’s on every two years, and it’s before children in need

  • tardistik

    August 25th, 2011 - 11:45am

    no it says it’s on 1st October which is the Saturday after episode 13. Children in Need is usually happens around November so it’s a bit early for that.

  • Mcgann is the Doctor.

    August 24th, 2011 - 10:45pm

    He’s, well, lets jsut say he’s a special man, its not jsut his acting, its his presence, his nature, that makes him who he is, and the Doctor.

  • Mcgann is the Doctor.

    August 24th, 2011 - 10:44pm

    Probly this year’s Comic Relief special, it will be a while yet, I imagine !

  • Juddon Platoon

    August 24th, 2011 - 9:10pm

    What’s he like and can you tell us anything about the script

  • thedw11.2

    August 24th, 2011 - 9:05pm

    when is going to be on?

  • James

    August 24th, 2011 - 8:43pm

    I’m a student in Oakley CE Junior School I actually met matt smith 😀

  • HenezWho

    August 24th, 2011 - 7:31pm

    3 minute episode… cool!

  • CG

    August 24th, 2011 - 6:37pm

    Will proberly end up being better than the actual show of late LOL LOL

  • The Doctor

    August 24th, 2011 - 5:41pm

    Yeah, I can’t wait

  • Louis

    August 24th, 2011 - 5:17pm

    Sounds Great x

  • dalek eternal

    August 24th, 2011 - 4:36pm

    awesome and second comment yay

  • dalek 1

    August 24th, 2011 - 4:03pm


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