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Doctor Who – The Doctor’s Wife

Doctor Who – The Doctor’s Wife
Saturday 14 May
6.30-7.20pm BBC ONE

The Doctor receives a distress signal from an old friend. Could there really be another living Time Lord out there? Hopes raised, he follows the signal to a junkyard planet sitting upon a mysterious asteroid in a Bubble universe, populated by a very strange family, as the time-travelling drama continues.

The Doctor, Amy and Rory are given the warmest of welcomes by Auntie, Uncle and Nephew. But the beautiful and insane Idris greets them in a more unusual fashion – what is she trying to tell the Doctor? As the Doctor investigates, he unwittingly puts his friends in the gravest danger.

The Doctor is played by Matt Smith, Amy by Karen Gillan, Rory by Arthur Darvill and Idris by Suranne Jones.



  • Jonathan Turner

    May 7th, 2011 - 10:36pm

    In the trailer after the black spot the Doctor calls Iris Mum!
    By the way the Ood are in this episode

    • crazy guy

      May 10th, 2011 - 8:44pm

      no he says your not my mother

    • Mother Darlek!!! hehe

      May 14th, 2011 - 5:14pm

      true stuff he did say that ”you are not my mother”

  • daniel

    May 7th, 2011 - 9:49pm

    I vote Rani. I hope the Rani.
    if anyone could hide from the Time War and remember who she is, it would be her. Who do you think invented the ‘Watch’ hiding trick? remember her speciality is genetics and chemical manipulations.

  • H

    May 2nd, 2011 - 7:10pm

    Could be Mel or the rani or romana of river or leela or susan

  • Maom stripes

    May 2nd, 2011 - 1:35pm

    I think it’s Romana. In an interview the writer said that Idris could be an old friend with a new face, so if this is true it’s most likely a time lady.
    Anywho, I’d love it to be Romana, but if it isn’t I won’t mind, there’s always fanfic!

    • 4thdoctorforever

      May 2nd, 2011 - 3:35pm

      yes but also I think they stated that the old face has not been seen since the war games.

      either which it’s still going to be a timelord/lady.

  • 4thdoctorforever

    May 2nd, 2011 - 12:59pm

    It’s a returning villan which hasn’t been seen since the war games (1969)

  • Mark

    May 1st, 2011 - 7:43pm

    I don’t think it’s river song as the doctors wife it cant be.

  • rival321

    April 30th, 2011 - 10:50pm

    river is so his wife and ( my favirate )

  • anodite247

    April 30th, 2011 - 8:52pm


  • gfijhnfkndsao

    April 30th, 2011 - 6:40pm


  • charlieisssocoollike

    April 30th, 2011 - 2:55pm

    Can’t wit until that is on, I think romana will return, cos i like her.

    lol 🙂

  • Fox Mulder

    April 29th, 2011 - 11:14pm

    Maybe the doctor and river eventually marry and live on wysteria lane LOL I WISH lol

  • doctorwhocrazyfreak

    April 29th, 2011 - 12:24pm

    i reckon that river is the doctors wife because in the trailer shes snogging the doctor.please reply if you agree.

    • Anonymous

      April 29th, 2011 - 4:18pm

      That kiss is from Day of the Moon.

    • Doctor Who Star 100

      April 30th, 2011 - 10:00pm

      yeah could be or girlfriend.
      that kiss is stuck in my head now and she has obviously kissed him before.

  • Jak

    April 29th, 2011 - 10:10am

    could be the Rani.

    • The Cosmic Hobbo

      April 30th, 2011 - 2:57pm

      no because the rani didn’t have any romantic relationship with the doctor

    • Lovin’ the D-Who

      May 9th, 2011 - 5:13am

      Actually, it was always hinted that The Rani and The Doctor had some sort of relationship previous to her appearances.

      I have also read that she could be the personification of the TARDIS, Although, I don’t know how they’d begin to write that.

  • will sigma

    April 29th, 2011 - 12:52am

    I think its susan

    • arjun

      April 29th, 2011 - 10:05am

      I know who river song is!

    • weirdo

      April 29th, 2011 - 4:12pm

      sos just happendend

  • Gallifreyan1

    April 29th, 2011 - 12:50am

    I truly TRULY hope it isn’t Romana. I don’t want Steven to ruin her.

    • Jason doctorwhoone

      April 29th, 2011 - 8:18am

      Why not Romana ?, she may have left back in the 70’s, but Big Finish [ or whoever it was ] brought Romana out of E-Space with K9 MkII, returned to Gallifrey and ended up as Madame President of the Time Lords of Gallifrey, and possibly survived the Time War [ Chameleon Arch converting her into a Human or a Human looking Alien ] so she could be alive.

    • Anonymous

      April 29th, 2011 - 4:19pm

      Steven Moffat is not writing this episode so how would he ruin her?

    • Randomizer

      April 29th, 2011 - 9:13pm

      I don’t even like her so bringing her back would be pointless

    • king gerbil

      April 30th, 2011 - 12:09pm

      Romana 1 is my favourite character so i hope she does come back

    • Gallifreyan1

      May 1st, 2011 - 3:43am

      You see, if I knew Stupid Steven wasn’t writing it than. PLEASE MAKE IT ROMANA!!!!

  • TheWHOLegend

    April 28th, 2011 - 7:35pm

    I thought River Song was the Doctors wife.

    • adam

      May 7th, 2011 - 2:44pm

      i thought that to

  • The Doctors Daughter!

    April 28th, 2011 - 7:05pm

    OOOOOOOOO i cart wait for the to him our screens x 😉 ;p

    • who1

      April 28th, 2011 - 7:29pm

      well you better wait kid .

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    April 28th, 2011 - 6:17pm

    There is another Time Lord out there . . . . . . the Doctor’s Daughter, Jenny 🙂

    The Doctor doesint know she’s alive, and from what roumours have been mentioned on Doctor Who Wiki [ ], it seems Jenny may possibly be back this Series, but in a new form, so not Georgia Moffat, someone im not really familiar with called Catrin Stewart [ ].

    • Angel Tim

      April 28th, 2011 - 10:27pm

      when I heard of this, I thought of jenny as well!! 😆 😕 ❓ ❓ 😆

    • DalekDrone9

      April 29th, 2011 - 9:33am

      But remember Jenny was not really a time lord or time lady she was created by that cloning device

    • Anonymous

      April 29th, 2011 - 4:19pm

      I think there might be more than one person in the universe called Jenny.

  • Doctor Who Star 100

    April 28th, 2011 - 6:16pm

    it could be Jenny, Romana or susan

    The daughter, The Friend or The Granddaughter?

    you choose!

    • TARDIS

      April 28th, 2011 - 8:24pm


  • time lord victories

    April 28th, 2011 - 5:25pm

    so…… is tis going to be an hour long aswell?

    • Fox Mulder

      April 28th, 2011 - 5:58pm

      Here’s hoping For that LOL

    • booboo

      April 28th, 2011 - 7:32pm

      No, they will alter the timings nest week

  • Doctor Who Star 100

    April 28th, 2011 - 5:15pm

    Idris Is His Wife

    • Fox Mulder

      April 28th, 2011 - 5:47pm

      I never would have guessed

  • The Adventure Games

    April 28th, 2011 - 4:32pm

    I think Idris is the doctors wife.

    • Fox Mulder

      April 28th, 2011 - 5:48pm

      That’s what I was thinking, you defiantly stretched your imagination there LOL

  • Fox Mulder

    April 28th, 2011 - 2:31pm

    Some people are saying she is the doctors daughter regenerated or iris from human nature ????????

  • Fox Mulder

    April 28th, 2011 - 2:29pm

    It coulld also me the Master or Omega , have left out anyone ?

    • whofan4ever

      April 28th, 2011 - 4:40pm

      the master is stuck in the time war remember

    • simon w

      April 28th, 2011 - 5:43pm

      The Rani, Romana, Rasalon(sorry for spelling)

    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2011 - 8:54pm

      We don’t know The Master has been sent to the Time War, it is only hinted.

    • I Love Cybermen

      April 28th, 2011 - 11:25pm

      If he is stuck it doesn’t mean he can’t return. No Dr Who foe is gone for good (well, except, one presumes, the Candyman). The daleks, for instance, have been wiped out, extinct and all sorts over and over again. The cybermen’s original world blew up, all their invasion forces often seemingly wiped out and also once, all of the ‘cybus ones’ stuck in the void. Didn’t stop the beauties from returning again and again, and neither would I wish a classic Who foe to vanish!

    • timedude

      April 30th, 2011 - 7:20pm

      i actchulley think it is amy’s daughter cos of the picture in the room. or i might be river song’s daughter. cos she was a child who regenerated so ???? just think cos it most likely defenantly won’t be omega, romana, the master, rassalon, jenny etc.

  • Fox Mulder

    April 28th, 2011 - 2:27pm

    She could be from the tennent eara also

  • Fox Mulder

    April 28th, 2011 - 2:25pm

    It could alsombe Romana or Leela

    • Hector Sadler

      April 29th, 2011 - 8:00am

      Well Romana or not. I remember 2 actress Mary Tamm & Lalla Ward played role. Lalla Ward was married to Tom Baker 30 year ago before he decide to leave the Dr Who series. After that their Marriage broke up. Now married to different people. I would love to see Romana return but like this. A New actress should be in Consideration.

  • Fox Mulder

    April 28th, 2011 - 2:24pm

    She must be THE RANI ?

    • TARDIS

      April 28th, 2011 - 7:01pm

      no classic monsters are coming back

    • Anonymous

      April 28th, 2011 - 8:54pm

      Steven Moffat has confirmed that Piers Wenger was lying when he said that. There will be old enemies returning.

  • Fox Mulder

    April 28th, 2011 - 2:24pm

    Is it The Rani I wonder ?

  • Fox Mulder

    April 28th, 2011 - 2:22pm

    Surranne jones is hot, can’t wait to see this And MORE timelords cool

  • Drsuperwho

    April 28th, 2011 - 12:57pm

    Oooooh……This sounds excellent! 😀


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