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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 unknown friend

    February 15th, 2011 - 12:30am

    i onestly think this will be fantastic as i hate having to wait til christmas for the next lot, jenny does need to come back but i think it should be in the last epiosode and she takes over from her dad (the dr) when are u lot planning on regenerating the doctor i no to people who are perfect for the job myself and my mate tom to be the doctor would be like saying the tardis in the corner of your idea may i just say whbo evers idea have custard and fish fingers was fantastic its the best tastes i cant get rid of it anyway i think something needs to happen a big clash in time not just a crack a black hole maybe, just thinking about it, i love thinking about the unknown the corner of ur eye hope ive helped

  • curtis

    January 14th, 2011 - 11:07pm

    i think its a good idea beacase it represents the crack in amys wall

  • the person

    January 14th, 2011 - 10:38pm

    i think river is jenny out of the doctors doughter but for some strange reason she changed her name also river said she killed the best man she knew rory has done some extrodenery things so could it be rory

  • Blon-Flectch-Passemer-Day Slitheen

    December 4th, 2010 - 12:31pm

    🙂 Im with the idea! this is a revalation in Dr.Who history! Only three months between each half of each split. 🙂
    GO DR WHO!

  • PandoricaMan1903

    September 25th, 2010 - 11:30am

    The Doctor wont die as a cliffhanger.

  • nomers

    September 20th, 2010 - 10:13pm

    it well be veary funny if the dr puts the chrimas tree on the roof and be axtent it hits rodny on the head haaaaaaa fun hun guys

  • naomi

    September 16th, 2010 - 2:45pm

    hmmmmmm i got good ide why dont the dr take them ron and amey to bible that well be so cool becues thye can see how THE LORD DID FOR THE pepole what do you guys think

  • naomi

    September 15th, 2010 - 7:23pm

    is marther going be in it becues well cool to see hear with the 11 dr

  • de379

    September 10th, 2010 - 4:05pm

    i cant wait for season 6 even though its split

  • dr who collection

    September 8th, 2010 - 4:20pm

    nice image it is so so so so so amazing

  • Callum Metcalfe

    September 7th, 2010 - 7:03am

    I found this on DW wiki!

    There are numerous rumours about Neil Gaimans story being set in a giant doll’s house this also seems more likely due to the previous title of his story being named “The House of Nothing”. There will also be another 2 earlier stories, one with an Egypt theme and another possibly set in an Ice Base.

    Maybe the ice base is ice warriors?

  • de379

    September 7th, 2010 - 6:30am

    what dose steven moffat mean by 2 finales it would be a bit rubbish if
    1 was in season 6 p1 and one in p2 it wouldent be a finale
    it would be more of 1 parters

  • hiddencrack

    September 6th, 2010 - 8:56pm

    look at all the doctors (see all the doctors on wikipedia) dont you think the actor is younger everytime the doctor regenarates???

  • hiddencrack

    September 6th, 2010 - 8:51pm

    thing is , if series 6 is going to have two finales then the part 1 finale is going to be a 1 parter???

  • Doctor W.HOlmes

    September 5th, 2010 - 11:25pm

    Romana will return. Rassilon’s mysteries will unfold. The silence will be deafening.

  • JLC

    September 5th, 2010 - 1:25pm

    The comments people have posted about it being ‘an outrage’ that Moffat decided to split it: is it not good that he’s done this? It means we get even more of Eleven’s brilliant madness, Amy’s sarcasm and Rory’s adorably dumb face. More amazing action from the new TARDIS and sonic screwdriver, more aliens, and less time to wait for it all! Stephen Moffat only has our interests in mind when he decided to split it. Don’t go all ‘OH MAH GAWD STEVEN MOFFAT IS SO STUPID HES TAKEN AWAY THAT REAL LONG WAIT THAT WE ALL LIEK HATED SO MUCH AND I HATE HIM SOO MUCH CUS HE REPLACED DAVIES AND IS HORRIBLE WRITER CUS HE MADE THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR EWWWW!!!!11!!1’ like i’ve heard quite recently from some people. Don’t forget, that genius man created the weeping angels, vashta nerada, Amy Pond, River Song, Rory Williams, the Eleventh Doctor and countless other characters. He even created Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey.

    If you act like the given example, you are in no way a Whovian 😉

  • de379

    September 4th, 2010 - 12:36pm

    i read the cliffanger and it says amy will die i wonder what she dies of
    it couldent be any normal way of dying maybye river song kills her too or maybye its an diffrent way of dying like donnas death and why do peaple hate rory i like the charecter rory literly and amys a great charecter i think river songs the rani but theres lots of secrets to hide in this seires and i think its gonna be bigger better than ever
    season 5 was great but i dident like the beast below it was boring
    i dident even know what it was about

  • findabin

    September 4th, 2010 - 11:03am

    cant wait in sesion 2a river will be reveld and in seson 2b the silence will be revleled

  • Nigel M

    September 4th, 2010 - 10:42am

    @Joe, “I think the doctor will regenerate into a woman on the first cliffhanger” – interesting thought. What if that woman was River Song and she was the Doctor all along ? What if that was what she meant by she “killed” the greatest man she ever knew ? It would explain how she knows so much about him and can fly the Tardis. Unlikely I know but…?

  • Trial Timelord

    September 2nd, 2010 - 1:17pm

    I think it will work better although non-whovians might forget the story arcs.

  • de379

    September 2nd, 2010 - 10:22am

    steven moffat is way better than russel t davis inleast steven dident think of little fat creatures and made robot androids that turn angry when you do something forbidden instead

  • who crazy!

    September 2nd, 2010 - 8:30am

    Im not looking out for spoilers next series. You know what, my mate makes me find out spoilers for HIM! Im not going to find out spoilers for him this time 😈

  • September 1st, 2010 - 11:27pm

    A character is to be killed off;
    I’m guessing Amy for a bigger cliffhanger,
    Rory already died and no-one cared.

  • someone

    September 1st, 2010 - 10:15pm

    he said he will stay for three series but it is unsure if he will do 2013.

  • Andy Hall

    September 1st, 2010 - 9:13pm

    There is no way that Matt will stay till 2013!!! Hes leaving after nxt year. I cant see him stopping for another 2 years!

  • de379

    September 1st, 2010 - 5:02pm

    cmon steven moffat only wants to make a suprise anyway what story arcs have we had since 2005 that involve a twist amy will die thats auright amys a great companion but they can think of another one cant they doctor who will go on for ages from now it will be about 20 years time if they did finish the show theyd think about how a great show it was and start it again

  • Joe

    September 1st, 2010 - 4:47pm

    I think the doctor will regenerate into a woman on the first cliffhanger. As steven did say “you’ll need 3 months to recover from the Earth shattering cliffhanger!” Whatever it is, it will probably be a huge let down to us fans.

  • Anonymous

    September 1st, 2010 - 2:11pm

    “I think the doctor will die in the first cliff hanger”

    matt smith has comfirmed he will stay till 2013 so that can’t be it

  • de379

    September 1st, 2010 - 7:33am

    i looked on a news website last night it only shows the latest story
    so it mite be gone but when i looked it said that they dont know but they think the doctor will die in episode 13 but i dont know because
    they dont know neither

  • jamie the time traveller

    August 31st, 2010 - 11:37pm

    I think the doctor will die in the first cliff hanger

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