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August 29th, 2010 131 comments

Next series of Doctor Who to be split

Next series of Doctor Who to be split transmission

From the BBC Press office…

The BBC and Steven Moffat have announced today that the transmission of the next series of Doctor Who, in 2011, will be split into two blocks, transmitting in spring and autumn.

The split transmission is the result of a request from Steven Moffat to write a new Doctor Who story arc which involves a big plot twist in the middle of the series. By splitting the series Moffat plans to give viewers one of the most exciting Doctor Who cliffhangers and plot twists ever, leaving them waiting, on the edge of their seats, until the autumn to find out what happens.

Steven Moffat said: “The split series is hugely exciting because viewers will be treated to two premieres, two finales and more event episodes. For the kids it will never be more than a few months to the next Doctor Who! Easter, Autumn, Christmas!!”


  • the doctor’s adventures

    August 31st, 2010 - 11:19pm

    It sounds good that Steven Moffat is splitting the series into a 2 part series I must admit I don’t care if the Daleks appear or not cause the new Daleks are not that good but the bronze Daleks I would rather see them we’ll just see what happens next year and I hope this years Christmas Special is exciting.

  • doctor who mania 321

    August 31st, 2010 - 8:08pm

    Dalek Sec
    the daleks are gonna be in series 6 (they might do) matt smith said a DWM interview it said the daleks are gonna have hats and beards. LOL!

  • de379

    August 31st, 2010 - 4:59pm

    i think peaple are writeing great commennts that are gonna make other newcomers on this site wanna comment aswell seee youu sooon

  • cyberdalek

    August 31st, 2010 - 4:18pm

    Amy pond is to be killed off in the next series of Dr Who, BBC bosses have revealed. This may be the twist that will feature in the series 6 split.

  • doctor who rocks

    August 31st, 2010 - 4:16pm

    i think its a good idea because you don’t have to wait 6 mounths for another (christmas special)

  • IWasBored

    August 31st, 2010 - 12:21pm

    i fink its a good idea cos as Steven Moffat pointed out, ‘There will be two finales, to events so you don’t have to wait so long between the xmas episode and the main series, it’s great 4 the viewers!’ it’s a brill idea well done Steven MOFFat 🙂

  • Dalek Sec

    August 31st, 2010 - 11:25am

    No Daleks on Series 6! 🙁

  • dalek_lover

    August 31st, 2010 - 10:40am

    I am a huge fan of doctor who. and i hope that steven is reading this because that idea is pure stupidity. i prefer waiting 6 months for the xmas special because your more excited. this is an outrage 🙁

  • cyberdalek

    August 30th, 2010 - 11:40pm

    Steve Moffat has revealed that the next series of Dr who is unlikely to include a story featuring the Daleks. So far. This may change. He said “if there’s a story that comes up of which we can feature the daleks, then it will be used”. Will series 6 be as good without the Daleks. Of course it will.

  • de379

    August 30th, 2010 - 10:48pm

    season 6 sounds great i will be in turkey as ive said and i will be going on a break till 23 sep 2010 but i will still be on here looking at the recent comments thingy checking for all your comments
    so i will see you soon on the 23rd bye

  • IWasBored!

    August 30th, 2010 - 8:56pm

    jak, are you actually trying to critisize the Russell. T Davies on the creation of the Adipose and the Slitheen? RTD is the reason we use this website, so don’t insult his creations!

    I think the Adipose are CUTE!

  • IWasBored!

    August 30th, 2010 - 8:50pm

    Hey, I’ve got an idea. What if the half-way finale involves the revelation of the identity of River Song, and, if we are to believe certain plot holes, the bit when she kills the Doctor!!!!!!!!!!

  • IWasBored!

    August 30th, 2010 - 8:47pm

    Hey everybody! After a long summer break, IWasBored! is back, with more (hopefully) witty comments!

    This is an odd idea for series 6, but me thinks that it may be a good idea! What a way to do a series, split it into two parts and leave us on a fantastic cliffhanger!!!!!!! And Doctor Who in two halves of the year!!!!!!!!! YOU JAMMY DODGER!!!!!!!!!!

    If I like it, I lead the way for the fans to get the DW team to do this EVERY YEAR!

  • AlphaOmega

    August 30th, 2010 - 8:10pm

    A brilliant idea! I’ve liked most of Mofatt’s new ideas, including the finale, so It’ll be awsome to see what he comes up with next!

  • doctorwhoforever

    August 30th, 2010 - 8:00pm

    i don’t know what to think about this. Two series starts, two clifhangers, two bits of one series – two everything! It kinda
    sound like a good idea but i’m gonna HATE having to wait for the
    series to return. But if what i’ve heard about next series is right –
    i’m pretty sure it is gonna be awsome! Aparently next year DW series episode three is gonna be called THE HOUSE OF NOTHING. I also heard it
    may feature the return of Romana and K9! BRING ON SERIES 6!

  • Andy Hall

    August 30th, 2010 - 7:55pm

    Not sure on this idea of Moffats. A lot has changed since he took over and not all his ideas have worked. I think season 5 was far too fairy tale with a very poor finale. Maybe if the rumours are true about Matt leaving the programme, then the climax of the first half of season 6 will end with a regeneration. Would not be a surprise at all, according to the Sun and The Sunday Times a few weeks back that Matt will be moving to Hollywood after next year.
    Maybe he is deciding to leave earlier than planned. We will see.

  • McGann is The Doctor.

    August 30th, 2010 - 7:23pm

    Sounds great to me. Always good to make appropriate changes, Doctor Who as a Series has already changed radicly from the Ened of Time on new years day 2009-2010, to the Eleventh Hour in April 10, the series has undergone an advancement, or an updation, or you may just call it another step during its evolution, change does not always necessarily mean improvement, unless ofcourse youre talking about me, Im busy thinken about how I should change, my whole approach to life has got to go, its time i REALISED i NEEDA DO THINGS WITH A PLAN IN MIND, AND AN OPEN MIND, READY TO ADAPT, READY TO GET SOME ACHIEVMENT. And I needa stop bein so sure of everything, I cant always rely on luck or fate, I gotta make ma own paths in laf. Ya know?

  • whofan#1

    August 30th, 2010 - 6:55pm

    Moffat has come up with some good idears but this is one of the bast of them all he is a one in a kind writer.

  • OliLord

    August 30th, 2010 - 6:40pm

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  • koolh

    August 30th, 2010 - 5:50pm

    The only story arc that could cover this is the resolution as to who River Song really is . Anyway it will be epic!!! 😀 Moffats best idea yet.

  • Tom Ford

    August 30th, 2010 - 5:28pm

    I like the idea of reducing the amount of time wating until more dr who on tv, but people seem to be forgetting that it will be in 2 short stints, so it will seem a little like 2009 special year which was fustrating. This idea is not good, especially as ‘beginning with’ which i have heard to do with this format means this is a permanent change. 2 finales also means less non-arc episodes.

  • LOL

    August 30th, 2010 - 4:25pm

    No autumn is reserved for other programs.

  • Callum Metcalfe

    August 30th, 2010 - 3:58pm

    Does anybody have the ultimate monster guide,cos the Yeti is wrong both episodes say 4 parts and actually they are six

  • Olly Taylor

    August 30th, 2010 - 3:34pm

    i love this idea, i read that the cliffhanger is that amy dies

  • OliLord

    August 30th, 2010 - 2:37pm

    Think its a great idea, but dont like the idea of it being two separate series!!!

  • de379

    August 30th, 2010 - 2:30pm

    i now think this is a bit better coz he must have a big story arc to hide if the seires is gonna be split
    and also because if we watch a normal seires of doctor who it only lasts a few weeks and then we have to wait months for the next seires
    so ive changed my mind this is a brill idea

  • pc

    August 30th, 2010 - 1:48pm

    I know some people on here are saying this is a stupid idea, but think about how long we have to wait for the new series to be shown anyway so isn’t this going to be easier?

    Personally i am warming to the idea and it will break up the year a lot better, not everyone is going to be happy with what is going to happen but they cannot please everyone can they?
    Here’s to a great 2011!

  • crazy fan

    August 30th, 2010 - 12:40pm

    This is going to be fun with doctor who, torchwood and sarah jane and more DOCTOR WHO WOW.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  • Ray

    August 30th, 2010 - 11:46am

    Like it or hate it the decision is made so we will just have to see how it pans out. to be honest if we get doctor who / torchwood / doctor who /sja then the Christmas special it could be quite good.

  • jak

    August 30th, 2010 - 10:48am

    if you call yourself a doctor who fan then you would watch the series, not loose interest and not care what the show producers do. at least steven moffat didn’t create stupid aliens that fart and are cute little squishy aliens.

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