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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.