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March 1st, 2013 195 comments

Doctor Who to Return with The Bells of St John

Doctor Who to Return with ‘The Bells of St John’ – First Official Picture!

Doctor Who is to return to BBC One on 30 March in a modern day urban thriller announced today as ‘The Bells of St John’, as the first official image is revealed giving fans a sneak peak at what to expect from the epic new series.

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Written by Steven Moffat, ‘The Bells of St John’ will mark the official introduction of the Doctor’s newest companion, Clara Oswald, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. Having already made two appearances last year, the opening episode will be the first time fans get to see the Clara that will accompany the Doctor across the series’ eight adventures.

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Set in London against the backdrop of new and old iconic landmarks, The Shard and Westminster Bridge, ‘The Bells of St John’ will also establish a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who will battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi.

Steven Moffat, executive producer and lead writer, said:

“It’s the 50th year of Doctor Who and look what’s going on! We’re up in the sky and under the sea! We’re running round the rings of an alien world and then a haunted house. There’s new Cybermen, new Ice Warriors and a never before attempted journey to the centre of the TARDIS. And in the finale, the Doctor’s greatest secret will at last be revealed! If this wasn’t already our most exciting year it would be anyway!”

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Featuring a movie a week from a ghost story to an underwater siege to a period drama, the new series will also introduce new monsters, as well as bringing back fan favourites the Ice Warriors and Cybermen.

Meanwhile the series’ stellar list of guest stars include: Celia Imrie; Richard E Grant; Warwick Davis, Jessica Raine; Dougray Scott and Tamzin Outhwaite, as well as for the first time on screen together, mother and daughter Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling.

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Images courtesy of BBC Pictures

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195 comments

  • T4RD1S

    May 14th, 2013 - 9:04pm

    The girl who waited and the last centurian
    😉

  • Melanie Jayne

    March 31st, 2013 - 4:05am

    Not the Queen of Time the Queen of Years. The girl who waited and Rory the man who never dies.

  • Melanie Jayne

    March 31st, 2013 - 4:03am

    The episode of the season Moffet brought back the Daleks. Could this be the return of the Master. Maybe Rory is the Master after all. With the run up to the 50th anniversary this could be the way he will bring the Ponds back. Next episode has the Queen of Time could this be Amy and there for the Masters wife. Guess we will have to wait and see.

  • The TARDIS

    March 16th, 2013 - 5:18pm

    What time will it be on? does it say yet?

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    March 15th, 2013 - 4:10pm

    They really should bring back Julian Bleach as Davros again, cos since the Daleks have no memory of the Doctor, it’s possible Davros could maybe restore their memories of him that the 1st Clara deleted from their memory, or at least give them his memories of the Doctor.

    Then again, since they don’t have no memory of the Doctor, maybe for Davros it’s a good enough opportunity to finally take control of his creations once and for all.

  • The TARDIS

    March 14th, 2013 - 8:42pm

    Cool! Lots of new shots of new monsters, two looks at the spoonheads, cybermen and ice warriors. But if you look to the left of Clara’s head there’s something black that goes up diagonally. What is it?

  • The TARDIS

    March 14th, 2013 - 8:35pm

    A bit… But slendy doesn’t have teeth, and I can’t imagine him in a topper.

  • cyberman2

    March 13th, 2013 - 4:31pm

    congrats u are the winner on the guess the next doctor who dvd box your prize is the doctors name is now i reveal to u it is-(transmission cut off)

  • cyberman2

    March 13th, 2013 - 4:24pm

    too bad they are

  • Anonymous

    March 12th, 2013 - 8:57pm

    it would be cool if some one who is the star of doctor who or is was chatting

  • Anonymous

    March 12th, 2013 - 8:55pm

    this is so hard to wait for.

  • mr

    March 9th, 2013 - 8:59am

    GERONIMOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!

    NO! It didn’t work.

    Wait! I have a TARDIS!

    Posted by: mr March 30th, 2013

    WOW! It’s so cool!

  • Dalek The Supreme

    March 7th, 2013 - 5:40pm

    Sorry, but that’s my opinion. I don’t think he was a bad Doctor by any means, none of them were. Most of it was down to Russel T Davies writing him as too human. Also, the whole Rose/Doctor romance was awful and disgusting.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    March 7th, 2013 - 1:56pm

    I’m only worried I might not enjoy it as much as the first half of the season. I enjoyed every episode of the first half of the season, Asylum of the Daleks and A Town Called Mercy especially, and the Christmas Special was an improvement over the last one.
    I have high hopes for the Cyberman and TARDIS episodes, but the first one looks like it might be a disappointment. Don’t let me down, Moffat!

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    March 7th, 2013 - 8:33am

    Trust me, I, and many other Doctor Who fan’s right now, know how your feel.

    But don’t worry, these next 4 weeks will fly by quicker then you can shout GERONIMOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!! 😀

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