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March 21st, 2013 120 comments

The Bells of Saint John: A Prequel +TV Trailer

The Bells of Saint John: A Prequel

From The Official Site

Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Easter Saturday at 6.15pm with The Bells of Saint John, but you can watch a prequel to the new episode this Saturday.

The brand new prequel is written by Steven Moffat and features the Doctor, played, of course, by Matt Smith. We join the Time Lord on Earth where he’s taking a break from his quest to find Clara.


  • Whovian1

    March 31st, 2013 - 9:59am

    The first part if series 7 was a major disappointment, Steven Moffat is just getting carried away at times

  • Whovian1

    March 31st, 2013 - 9:53am

    Anyone notice the mother Clara’s mum is talking too looks like a young jackie and the children you see running past are a black boy and a blonde girl, mickie and rose?

  • Bailey fan

    March 30th, 2013 - 6:08pm

    I’m going to watch it tonight. It’s going to be awesome

  • Boodleoo

    March 27th, 2013 - 6:15pm

    Loved it πŸ˜€

  • im not here

    March 27th, 2013 - 6:00pm

    Doctor who does have good story lines

  • 11matt

    March 26th, 2013 - 3:55pm

    and series 3

  • sunny

    March 26th, 2013 - 8:21am



    March 26th, 2013 - 8:08am

    Yeah I do, it was a good series, only lasted during series 2 of Doctor Who if I remember rightly. There are clips of the show on YouTube πŸ™‚

  • adipose74748

    March 25th, 2013 - 10:42pm


  • adipose74748

    March 25th, 2013 - 10:41pm

    How remembers Totally Dr who

  • im not here

    March 25th, 2013 - 7:47pm

    yeah but still a slap and it is… never the dad

  • TOBY

    March 25th, 2013 - 6:41pm

    That was a good trailer.


    March 25th, 2013 - 6:00pm

    The fanfare has been toned down and the baseline-the “dum-de-dums” has been made louder and more clear(like the CLASSICS)and there’s an extra wind sound fx.


    March 25th, 2013 - 5:56pm

    Actually, after being slapped by Rose’s mum Jackie, he had later been slapped by Martha’s mum after she heard lies told to her at the end of ‘The Lazarus Experiment’ by agents working for the Master, he said –

    “Always the mothers, every time”.

  • im not here

    March 25th, 2013 - 5:11pm

    if i were the doctor in that situation i would say doctor:”whats your name little girl”
    clara:”my names clara”
    doctor:”get in the blue box now”
    clara:”what big blue box that one that says police public call box free for the use of the public etc”
    doctor:”yes that one its called the tardis”
    clara:”mummy this man trying to kidnap me”
    clara’s mum:”get away from my baby” *SLAP*
    doctor:”all these years of travelling through time and space and once again ive been slapped by someones mother” πŸ™‚

  • outnumbered

    March 25th, 2013 - 4:20pm

    if doctor who had good story lines and wasnt to confusing then maybe it would have won


    March 25th, 2013 - 4:07pm

    Hopefully not. I like the new titles as they are, and would hate to see them ruined by changing colour and seeing a different style for the Doctor Who logo like it was for ‘Asylum of the Daleks’ to ‘The Angels Take Manhatten’, cos that really annoyed so many fan’s, and, assuming if that was Steven Moffat’s idea, a very annoying one.

  • Dalek Jake

    March 25th, 2013 - 3:58pm

    Will the series 7 part 2 titles be themed like series 7 part 1?

  • Still Not Ginger!!

    March 25th, 2013 - 3:52pm

    yes that is a good idea! πŸ™‚


    March 25th, 2013 - 8:34am

    Well when you think about it, when she says –

    “Run you cleaver boy, and remember”.

    She maybe suggesting that he should still be on the run from the Silence, but create something like that eye patch device so that he can remember them.

    Just got to wait and see, cos right now, we’re both just guessing.

  • Still Not Ginger!!

    March 25th, 2013 - 8:20am

    yes,im probobly wrong,but she could be working for them and the silence sends out different versions of her to try and trap or kill the doctor so he never reaches trenzalore.


    March 25th, 2013 - 8:02am

    Don’t forget, that Victorian version of Clara dropped the Tardis key when she was being dragged out by that Ice Governess.

    What I don’t get is, what makes you think she could be working for the Silence, cos saying the Doctor gave her the Tardis key shortly after she came inside the Tardis in this case means nothing, the Doctor just gave in cos he wanted someone new once more cos he loves having people to share the fun of his adventures with, there’s no hypnosis involved.

  • Still Not Ginger!!

    March 24th, 2013 - 9:52pm

    booboo,this is probobley not true,but could Clara be hypnotising the doctor in some way? she could be working for the silence,beacuse he gave the TARDIS key to her as soon as she walked in to the TARDIS.So could she be hypnotising him?

  • daleksean

    March 24th, 2013 - 8:13pm

    just watched it again you are right he was talking about clara oops but i bet he still misses amy and rory πŸ™‚

  • The Flying Shark

    March 24th, 2013 - 7:57pm

    I saw both the prequel and the trailer today at Vworp Writer Con in Manchester. They were both epic!

  • Scott the Raptor

    March 24th, 2013 - 7:45pm

    Nothing to care about really. Just a little kids show. Nothing too important.

  • im not here

    March 24th, 2013 - 7:34pm

    doctor who lost thier award on the kids choice awards to house of anubis *shakes fist*


    March 24th, 2013 - 7:16pm

    Well Doctor Who Magazine tend to refer to a classic series of Doctor Who as, for example –

    Doctor Who – Season 10, 1973.

    While they just refer to new series as –

    Doctor Who – Series 7, 2012-2013.

    Course, if I’m talking about a classic series story to any fan, or making a reference to one, I’d just say something like ‘1975’s Geneis of the Daleks’ instead of mentioning what season a particular classic story comes from.

    I guess to a lot of us fan’s, we don’t generally use the words season or series, we just really refer to a story by it’s title.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    March 24th, 2013 - 6:17pm

    Possibly, though I doubt they would bring it back in a prequel just to have it mysteriously gone again when the episode arrives.

  • drjakeyoung

    March 24th, 2013 - 5:41pm

    lol, maybe if the BBC cleared this up then we would all know how to refer to it πŸ™‚

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