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April 5th, 2011 21 comments

Doctor Who Series 6 Full Press Release

Doctor Who Series 6 Full Press Release

Doctor Who returns to UK screens later this month for a seven-episode run which opens with a spectacular two-parter set in the USA and penned by “Who supremo” Steven Moffat.

In the opening two episodes, co-produced with BBC America, key scenes have been filmed in Utah for a story set in the late Sixties in which the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah – right to the Oval Office itself.

The new series follows on from the Doctor Who Christmas Special which featured guest stars Katherine Jenkins and Michael Gambon, and has been split into two blocks, with the second block to be shown in autumn 2011. By splitting the series Moffat plans to give viewers one of the most exciting Doctor Who cliff-hangers and plot twists ever, leaving them waiting, on the edge of their seats, until the autumn to find out what happens.

Doctor Who: Matt Smith plays Doctor Who

Matt Smith inhabited the role of the Doctor last year and instantly won a legion of fans with his kooky take on the iconic character. Here he reveals what lies in store for the Doctor and his fellow TARDIS travellers in 2011, and why the Fez is no longer his favourite hat.

“I think The Silence are one of the greatest monsters of recent years and certainly one of the scariest,” reveals Matt Smith. “They’re also very clever and I love the fact they’ve been silently working since the dawn of time to make The Doctor come unstuck.”

Matt is talking about the new breed of monster which viewers will be introduced to in the opening two episodes of the series. He is remaining tight-lipped about what viewers can expect but he does offer some insights into the story arc for this series. “Steven [Moffat, writer] has a grand plan and some of the seeds he planted in the last series start coming to fruition and affecting the characters in drastic ways,” explains Matt. “Every character is faced with the most seismic and high-stakes choices we’ve seen so far.”

You can read the full Matt Smith interview and others from Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Steven Moffat. on the BBC press pages Here.


21 comments

  • Brian Smith

    December 26th, 2011 - 3:18pm

    I got all the miniature dr who models and my bedroom is a time portal into the vortex. Have a great Christmas

  • cyberman 2

    April 13th, 2011 - 3:39pm

    at the start i said off i mean of

  • cyberman 2

    April 13th, 2011 - 3:38pm

    they are like big balls off goo trying to make themselfs into models of humans but they get the wrong shape

  • cyberman 2

    April 13th, 2011 - 3:32pm

    have you seen their hands and their suit is slimy

  • Anonymous

    April 10th, 2011 - 3:34pm

    martha can’t return caues shes ingaged with mickey and rose will not return

  • Anonymous

    April 10th, 2011 - 2:42pm

    Someone said on You Tube that Martha and Rose will be back not sure if it’s true or not?

  • william the Doctor

    April 9th, 2011 - 10:11am

    april that’s my frend’s bithday hold on a minit IIIIIIIIII can’t remember!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • paul

    April 7th, 2011 - 5:17pm

    River killing a good man might not actually be Rory or for that matter the Doctor, maybe the person in question is someone we do not know about yet?
    How about the president of the united states for a wild card?

  • silencewillfall

    April 6th, 2011 - 2:05pm

    no its deffo the 23rd.

  • pond..

    April 6th, 2011 - 1:52pm

    who are the silence, could you send a link on here ?

  • bdayboy

    April 6th, 2011 - 6:48am

    Uh-hum! Rory is not a good man, he’s a gooseberry!

  • lukey who boy

    April 5th, 2011 - 8:10pm

    i have just seen the silence. they look GROSS!

  • i love daleks

    April 5th, 2011 - 7:52pm

    25th? t.hat would be a monday!

  • James of Gallifrey

    April 5th, 2011 - 6:56pm

    I reckon that since River is going to kill a good man and a main character is to die in the opening episodes that River kills Rory (him being the good man) and the Doctor will not like this meaning his life and relationship with his companions will change forever

  • doctorwhocrazyfreak

    April 5th, 2011 - 6:03pm

    they also were going to change it to the 25th.

  • I Love Cybermen

    April 5th, 2011 - 5:57pm

    23rd? Oh no- That’s ages away!

  • DuckandGrouse

    April 5th, 2011 - 5:03pm

    23rd April is my birthday, cool birthday present!

  • jordan stacey

    April 5th, 2011 - 4:48pm

    Doctor who is back and it looks very very good come on 23nd of April

  • biggest doctor who fan ever!

    April 5th, 2011 - 3:48pm

    – –
    0II0
    lOOks so good! OMG!
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  • Brian Smith

    April 5th, 2011 - 2:19pm

    i agree the silence are very cunning and smart

  • sea devils

    April 5th, 2011 - 2:18pm

    oh my god! thats amazing, i do also think that the silence are the best and scariest monsters (in a while at least), but i can’t wait till dr who returns on the 23rd April 2011, BBC One.

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