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Doctor Who Returns Saturday 30 March 2013

Doctor Who Returns Saturday 30 March 2013

From the Official Site

We can confirm that Doctor Who returns to BBC One during the Easter weekend on Saturday, 30 March, 2013.

The Doctor is back in a fantastic adventure written by the show’s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat. The episode – the first in a run of 8 – is directed by Colm McCarthy whose previous credits include Hustle, Spooks and Endeavour.

Later adventures in the run include episodes written by Mark Gatiss (Victory of the Daleks, Night Terrors) and Neil Gaiman.

Steven Moffat has promised us that in terms of Doctor Who, 2013 will be a ‘tremendous’ year and we’ll be bringing you more about the forthcoming adventures soon. But if you can’t wait for the TARDIS to return on 30 March, you can take a brief look now at what’s in store for the Doctor, Clara and some familiar friends… and foes!



  • Professor When

    January 27th, 2013 - 12:58pm

    ^ Obviously doesn’t understand regeneration.
    P.S. It’s ‘The Doctor’.

  • Catherine

    January 26th, 2013 - 8:23pm

    I have been watching for many years and I think Matt Smith is the worst “Dr. Who”. Bring David back along with Amy, Rory and River, what a great group of characters. I have never been so disappointed as I am since Tennant left the series, what a misfortune.

  • timelord327

    January 26th, 2013 - 9:13am

    Couldn’t have put it better myself! 🙂

  • Dalek Strategist

    January 24th, 2013 - 2:37pm

    I just hope it can live up to it’s first half. Asylum of the Daleks was a fantastic story, definately one of my favorites, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship was pure genius, A Town Called Mercy was just brilliant, The Power of Three was kinda meh plotwise, but great character developement, and the Angels Take Manhatten is the most heart-wrenching episode this series have ever produced. However, with a companion who reminds me strongly of Ace (Best companion ever!), new Cybermen, and a possible return of the Ice Warriors, I have high hopes!

  • Harold Saxon

    January 24th, 2013 - 12:26pm

    Fantastic news and great to see doctor who return to it’s traditional easter airing which it has most years except 2012.

  • iPhil

    January 24th, 2013 - 10:59am

    Easter?? What happened to SM’s comments about moving Dr Who to when it’s dark outside in the winter? Looks like that was just to cover up the fact that we were only getting 6 episodes in 2012.


    January 24th, 2013 - 8:27am

    Agreed 😉

  • MrTardis

    January 24th, 2013 - 7:56am

    one of the episodes in series 7b will be the day after my birthday.that means ive got two birth days!!!!!!!!

  • stick of celery

    January 24th, 2013 - 4:42am

    i hope journey to the centre of the TARDIS is the best of them all

  • drjakeyoung

    January 23rd, 2013 - 10:15pm

    I think Moffat is one of the best writers too. My only complaint is the fact there is only going to be a total of 10 episodes in 2013, when in 2012 there was only 6 episodes. That is why i don’t really like the new timing slot, its the fact that we are loosing out on loads of episodes! (even if those episodes do have sightly more budget)

  • The Silent Silent

    January 23rd, 2013 - 10:00pm

    when The series stars I will be on holiday spending £200 at 3 forbidden planets over 4 days. arent we lucky 🙂

  • Anonymous

    January 23rd, 2013 - 9:54pm

    I know, it’s the day after my birthday, best present ever!!!!! I’m glad it’s not on my birthday as my family would be talking and I couldn’t concentrate, so for me the day after is amazing!!!

  • Sebatron

    January 23rd, 2013 - 9:40pm

    Lucky you!

  • daleksean

    January 23rd, 2013 - 9:38pm

    Wow really i cant wait and there is not long to wait either

  • doctor who fan

    January 23rd, 2013 - 9:12pm

    I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!
    IT WILL BE A DOUBLE BIRTHDAY PRESENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Don’t diss the sonic!!!

    January 23rd, 2013 - 8:53pm

    I really want it to be more than one special or at least one special that’s more than 60 minutes. Steven Moffat is the best freaking writer Doctor Who has ever had and i won’t hear anyone dissing his episodes. He didn’t mess up Asylum of the Daleks, you just can’t appreciate his brilliance and his better quality of writing than RTD could ever have.


    January 23rd, 2013 - 6:00pm

    cant wait!

  • The TARDIS

    January 23rd, 2013 - 5:43pm

    Moffat’s already made it clear that he’s talking about more than one anniversary special, but I still think that there should be more than just half a series for the fiftieth anniversary year.

  • Mr Evil Fez

    January 23rd, 2013 - 4:48pm

    Can’t wait! 66 days!


    January 23rd, 2013 - 4:33pm

    Pity it won’t be back on the 12th March which will be my 25th Birthday, would have made an interesting sort of Birthday present to have the 2nd half of series 7 start on my Birthday, but at least we don’t have to wait till April which I think it was ment to return originally.

  • crazy guy

    January 23rd, 2013 - 4:11pm

    yeah be grateful and actually asylum of the daleks was a fantastic episode. plus moffat wont mess this up every episodes he has made has more of an epic and blockbuster feel to it even though i am not complaining about Russel either they are both good writers and finally if you don’t like his episodes why watch them

  • Tardis’nt

    January 23rd, 2013 - 3:56pm

    Can’t wait!!!

  • drjakeyoung

    January 23rd, 2013 - 3:23pm

    No, sorry not “apparently” i meant, i know that there is only 1 60 minute special. I just thought they could have at least made it a bit longer, or made (for example) three 60 minute episodes. I would have assumed they would have done a hell of a lot more for the half a century celebration for doctor who.

  • booboo

    January 23rd, 2013 - 2:04pm

    it was on a board at the toy fair

  • Frida Georgeson

    January 23rd, 2013 - 2:02pm

    Apparently!? So you don’t actually know. And even if it is, there was more than a whole decade when it wasn’t even on TV, so be grateful for what you get!

  • Some bloke

    January 23rd, 2013 - 1:30pm

    yh i agree

  • Anonymous

    January 23rd, 2013 - 1:28pm

    I hope stevan moffat does not mess up the 50th like he did with asylum of the daleks

  • drjakeyoung

    January 23rd, 2013 - 12:53pm

    apparently there is only going to be ONE 60 MINUTE SPECIAL FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY! Seriously, after 50 years and thousands of hours on television one 60 minute (not even feature length) special is all they can come up with?!?!
    Moffat! you better not mess this up!!!

  • Some bloke

    January 23rd, 2013 - 11:41am

    Cool cant wait 😀

  • charliec3po

    January 23rd, 2013 - 11:37am

    looking forward to this

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