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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.


120 comments

  • 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?

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      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 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.

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      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.

  • 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!

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  • im not here

    March 24th, 2013 - 7:34pm

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

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    • Scott the Raptor

      March 24th, 2013 - 7:45pm

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

    • outnumbered

      March 25th, 2013 - 4:20pm

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

    • im not here

      March 27th, 2013 - 6:00pm

      Doctor who does have good story lines

    • 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

  • drjakeyoung

    March 24th, 2013 - 4:44pm

    noticed at the end of the theme at the beginning of the prequel there is a new piece of dr who theme music. I wonder if this is a sign that we will get to here the full theme music?

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 24th, 2013 - 5:22pm

      Sounds a bit like a combination of the 2010 and 2012 versions to me.

    • ILOVEMYCLASSICSERIES

      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.

  • dr who no.1 fan

    March 24th, 2013 - 11:45am

    I think this episode is a bit like series 4 episode 1 streets and other stuff cant wait love dr who!

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 24th, 2013 - 4:08pm

      Partners in Crime.

      Yeah, it is similar looking to that episode I agree with you there.

  • sunny

    March 24th, 2013 - 8:40am

    Donna WAS funny!

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  • sunny

    March 24th, 2013 - 8:39am

    I love Clara but I can not see this brand new prequel.I don’t know why?

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 24th, 2013 - 9:17am

      If you live outside the UK, it maybe that the video has been restricted in your country.

      Typical I know, but it happens with most videos, thou it is odd that sometimes in the past, Ive watched videos have been restricted by the BBC for something like “This video has been restricted in your Country”, and yet I live in Great Britain where Doctor Who and the BBC both come from, it just makes no sense at all what so ever !!!!.

    • sunny

      March 24th, 2013 - 9:45am

      O…yeah I don’t live in UK.Thanks.I wish I could see the video cause I love the doctor and Clara.:(

    • Sebatron

      March 24th, 2013 - 10:12am

      look on youtube and you might also find the full trailer for the episode like I did!

    • sunny

      March 26th, 2013 - 8:21am

      OK,thanks!

  • John Smith

    March 24th, 2013 - 7:39am

    Was not expecting that!

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  • Dalek The Supreme

    March 23rd, 2013 - 10:11pm

    I just new that was Clara! Also, I’m happy to see Matt Smith’s not getting rid of the tweed just yet, I think it suits his Doctor well. Can’t wait til the episode, even though it might not be all that good…

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 24th, 2013 - 8:16am

      Sadly, I think the return of the Tweed was just a one off for this video.

    • 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.

  • Scared

    March 23rd, 2013 - 8:29pm

    Dr who rules. I’ve seen it since the 4th series

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    • Doctor Stu

      March 23rd, 2013 - 9:07pm

      The official 4th series or Donna Noble fourth series

    • Boodleoo

      March 23rd, 2013 - 9:39pm

      I’m guessing Donna 4th series

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 24th, 2013 - 8:20am

      Same thing.

    • Scott the Raptor

      March 24th, 2013 - 8:29am

      No it’s not the same thing.

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 24th, 2013 - 9:19am

      It is if ‘Official 4th Series’ is referring to Doctor Who – Series 4 and ‘Donna Noble 4th Series’ is the same thing as Donna was the companion to the 10th Doctor throughout series 4.

    • joe

      March 24th, 2013 - 10:16am

      “official 4th series” is probably reffering to the classic 4th series.

    • Scott the Raptor

      March 24th, 2013 - 10:47am

      It’s not the same thing.

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 24th, 2013 - 4:09pm

      It IS !!!!!!!!!!!. Man are you stubborn. If it is not the same thing, then please, do explain to me and everyone else on this site how it is not the same thing !!!!!!!!!.

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 24th, 2013 - 4:11pm

      2nd thought, forget it, I don’t care, just gonna ignore you Scott. Please don’t waste your time replying to this comment, and if Boo Boo deletes these few comments then I don’t care, he deletes comments all the time.

    • drjakeyoung

      March 24th, 2013 - 4:42pm

      everyone from now on just refer to the classic series 4 as SEASON 4 and the 2008 series as SERIES 4!

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 24th, 2013 - 5:25pm

      Dr Jake Young – Agreed πŸ™‚

      Tell you the truth Jake, I don’t think a lot of us fan’s ever really refer to a classic series story buy a paticular season, we just tend to say ‘classic series story’.

      It’s also a bit confusing too cos American’s say season rather then series like we do.

    • 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™‚

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      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.

  • Awsome doctor

    March 23rd, 2013 - 7:06pm

    This looks great. Though I wasn’t surprised that the girl on the swing was Clara. But, this episode looks great just from this little clip. I’m really exited. Does the episode come out the 23ed? I’m American, it may be a different day.

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  • Matt Smithy

    March 23rd, 2013 - 6:00pm

    Booboo the TV trailer for this episode is out on the BBC youtube channel!

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  • The Flying Shark

    March 23rd, 2013 - 4:31pm

    That was good, also, SPOILER ALERT!
    SPOILERS!
    SPOILERS!
    SPOILERS!
    SPOILERS!
    I heard that there are seven prequels, and each one shows Clara grwoing up.

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    • Anonymous

      March 24th, 2013 - 3:12pm

      wot

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    March 23rd, 2013 - 4:20pm

    THAT GIRL IS CLARA ????.

    He must have gone back to the 1990’s, cos Jenna is currently 26, so if Clara is 26, then she’d have therefore grown up in the 90’s.

    Guess seeing a child version of Clara is a deliberate nod to Amy when we first met her as a child too . . . . . but a nice little nod thou πŸ™‚

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    • This is gallifrey, our childhood, our home

      March 23rd, 2013 - 6:48pm

      It’s a bad nod, Moffat just blaring out the same old tunes again.

    • Tardis’nt

      March 23rd, 2013 - 7:00pm

      she might not be from present day though

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 24th, 2013 - 8:21am

      Tardis’nt – What makes you think that ?.

    • Sebatron

      March 24th, 2013 - 10:14am

      She could be from the near future like 2020.

    • Tardis’nt

      March 24th, 2013 - 11:11am

      he might not go to 2013, like sebatron said, it could be 2020, or like what he did with amy and rory, about 2or3 years from now

  • daleksean

    March 23rd, 2013 - 2:00pm

    poor doctor he is still thinking of amy πŸ™

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    • McGann is the Doctor.

      March 23rd, 2013 - 2:23pm

      Pretty sure her name is Clara πŸ˜†

    • Doctor Stu

      March 23rd, 2013 - 4:17pm

      Yeh he was talking about Clara because he says he was trying to find her am that he has met her twice randomly

    • Anonymous

      March 23rd, 2013 - 8:25pm

      I can’t wait for the new season

    • 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 TARDIS

    March 23rd, 2013 - 1:15pm

    Why has he gone back to this jacket? I thought he was wearing the new suit from Christmas on!

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    • McGann is the Doctor.

      March 23rd, 2013 - 2:25pm

      Guess not.

      That new outfit is great, but a little too heavy and fancy, drawing too much attention to the Doctor.

      The tweed is more inconspicuous and casual, I guess.

    • Tardis’nt

      March 23rd, 2013 - 2:34pm

      he doesn’t wear the christmas one, he wears this one
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/galleries/p016fx3q

    • Tardis’nt

      March 23rd, 2013 - 2:35pm

      he no longer wears the christmas one, he has a grey one instead

    • Sam Bentley

      March 23rd, 2013 - 9:49pm

      I think this was filmed before the costume change was official? Like how in the Comic Relief ‘One Born Every Minute/Call the Midwife/Miranda/Doctor Who’ crossover he was wearing his series 6-7a costume. I just think this and that were filmed BEFORE they changed the costume.

    • The TARDIS

      March 24th, 2013 - 11:42am

      No, I know he’s wearing the new plumish suit but I thought that was the official costume

  • Doctor Stu

    March 23rd, 2013 - 12:43pm

    This has just got a lot more confusing. It would be so cool if Clara and her ancestors were also searching the universe for the Doctor and it all stemed from young Clara meeting the Doctor in the playground.

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  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    March 23rd, 2013 - 12:25pm

    i knew that was gonna happen. either she was clara or clara would come and sit on the swing when the girl left.

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    • MORLU

      March 23rd, 2013 - 12:37pm

      It was obvious and would have been fine. If we haven’t already met Amy at that age. I hope there not going to retred old ground too much.

    • Matt Smithy

      March 23rd, 2013 - 3:20pm

      I’m pretty sure she is only a child for this prequel, not the episode πŸ™‚

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      March 23rd, 2013 - 3:39pm

      me too, they have to do things differently, this is why i hope Clara won’t be another River

  • matt9982

    March 23rd, 2013 - 12:24pm

    I think this looks great! Really weird how he ends up talking to young Clara. However seems a bit like what happend with young Amy (Amelia) πŸ™‚

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  • Time lord

    March 22nd, 2013 - 9:08pm

    The dr who special will be in cinema

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 23rd, 2013 - 8:29am

      Cinema and on TV as I understand it.

    • Anonymous

      March 23rd, 2013 - 12:15pm

      What’s the doctor who special

    • Time lord

      March 23rd, 2013 - 12:33pm

      50th anniversary special

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      March 23rd, 2013 - 2:25pm

      Awesome !

  • drjakeyoung

    March 22nd, 2013 - 6:59pm

    doctor who on the one show! right now!

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 22nd, 2013 - 7:47pm

      Saw it. Not much time given for Doctor Who, the best thing the BBC ever produced in that old building.

      Felt abit annoyed seeing Micheal Grade on the One Show, seeing as his hated by every Doctor Who fan who knows of his hatred for Doctor Who back in the good old days, and as the man who cancelled it in 1989 if I know my Doctor Who history correctly.

      EX-TER-MIN-ATE MICH-EAL GR-ADE !!!! πŸ˜›

    • drjakeyoung

      March 22nd, 2013 - 10:05pm

      lol, i thought it was funny when Chris Evans wore Colin’s coat in front of Micheal Grade!

    • DoctorWhom

      March 23rd, 2013 - 9:34am

      Doctor Who One, Grade didn’t cancel Who in 89. He was with Channel Four by that time. Jonathan Powell the man who took over from Grade actually cancelled it. Grade only suspended it back in 86.

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      March 23rd, 2013 - 2:27pm

      Still disgustingly selfish, hateful and inconsiderate of Grade. He hated the show and damaged it’s reputation when it was still loved by a great number of people and still in good health, then the public came to hate it and it lost a great deal of viewers and respect πŸ™

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 23rd, 2013 - 4:27pm

      Doctor Whom – I had a feeling I was a bit wrong. Should have checked before I wrote that comment.

      [NOTE TO SELF – Check before writing a comment, just to be on the safe side before someone ends up correcting you . . . . grrrr . . .. D’OH !!]

  • drjakeyoung

    March 22nd, 2013 - 3:33pm

    booboo, the sun newspaper has claimed that Matt Smith is leaving in this years Christmas special! is it just a publicity stunt?

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    • booboo

      March 22nd, 2013 - 3:34pm

      who know, they have been right or wrong before.

    • Anonymous

      March 22nd, 2013 - 3:36pm

      dont buy the sun jft96

    • joe

      March 22nd, 2013 - 6:35pm

      i hope he leaves. i liked his doctor in ‘the eleventh hour’, and then when ‘the beast below’ was broadcast – i hated him! i’ve disliked the 11th Doctor ever since. he’s too child like.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      March 22nd, 2013 - 6:40pm

      I hope he stays. I liked him almost immediately in The End of Time Part 2, and after The Big Bang, he had become my favorite incarnation of the Doctor.

    • ForeverDalek2313

      March 22nd, 2013 - 11:25pm

      I would say that from the eleventh hour to the Angles take manhatten that the doctor did not really mix with me. But seeing him in a new suit I am starting to like him as much as tennant.

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      March 23rd, 2013 - 2:29pm

      Liked him in the End of Time part 2, sometimes liked him in Eleventh Hour, hated him from then until Flesh and stone, hated him from then until Doctor Who Live and by the time he came tumbling down that chimney in a Christmas Charol I loved him and he was one of my favourite Doctors from there on.

      Hope he stays atleast until 2015, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…..

  • Anonymous

    March 22nd, 2013 - 11:56am

    Doctor Simeon returns in The Bells of St John!

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 22nd, 2013 - 3:29pm

      Er . . . . . . his dead dude, and don’t forget his from like over 100 years ago from the Victorian era, so his long gone.

    • booboo

      March 22nd, 2013 - 3:31pm

      He was in the cast list on the BBC site but has since been removed, either a spoiler or a mistake (or flashback)

      Problem yet again is that spoiler sites pick up on it and now its fact

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    March 22nd, 2013 - 9:21am

    New story on the Sun newspapers site [may not be true thou] saying that Matt Smith is the leave Doctor Who this Christmas as the current 11th Doctor.

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    • booboo

      March 22nd, 2013 - 9:32am

      specifically stated on daybreak as well

      Cant stand all these rumours, if its true then either keep it under your belt or come out with it

    • the astronaut of death

      March 22nd, 2013 - 11:15am

      well in an interview with matt smith

      matt smith said moffat pitched series 8 to him

      do he will probably be in series 8

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      March 22nd, 2013 - 3:28pm

      Well don’t worry, I’m not believing a word of it until some reliable source, like the official BBC Doctor Who website for example, says so.

      After all, the Sun don’t always get their facts straight.

      Take 2008 for example, they said that in series 4, Harriot Jones would turn out to be a Dalek Agent who get’s rewarded for her loyalty to the Daleks by being mutated into one of them. Not true as it turned out, so what muppet at Sun HQ got that idea in their thick skull is probably still kicking themselves for being wrong.

    • Anonymous

      March 22nd, 2013 - 8:30pm

      Nobody buy the sun ! They lie!

    • TheMadManWithABox1

      March 23rd, 2013 - 9:20pm

      Apparanly Matt smith’s managed to get a hollywood movie role but is still not certain about whether he is leaving dr who, but tbh I won’t believe it either way till some proffesinal conformation is given

  • Dalek Jake

    March 22nd, 2013 - 8:11am

    I’m glad the prequels are back.

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    • Anonymous

      March 22nd, 2013 - 10:02am

      They didnt go anywhere theyve stayed like asylum and 2 for the snowmen

    • drjakeyoung

      March 22nd, 2013 - 4:20pm

      and a town called mercy.

  • Kid

    March 21st, 2013 - 9:22pm

    Good idea

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  • the astronaut of death

    March 21st, 2013 - 7:03pm

    good news

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    • Scared

      March 23rd, 2013 - 8:28pm

      I can’t believe that girl is Clara !!!!!!!!!

  • pathdw98

    March 21st, 2013 - 4:15pm

    Also on the red button, but clashes at some point with the Doctor Who Pointless. Missing both as working. Will the Pointless be on iplayer?

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    • BOOBOO JR

      March 21st, 2013 - 4:29pm

      Yes, the Pointless Episode will be on iPlayer.

    • Anonymous

      March 21st, 2013 - 5:36pm

      What’s pointless

    • Anonymous

      March 21st, 2013 - 6:46pm

      Its a TV game show

    • pathdw98

      March 21st, 2013 - 6:53pm

      Pointless is a quiz show, kind of a backwards family fortunes. Instead of the top answer, you look for one no one thought of. There’s a who one on Saturday with Sylvester McCoy, Frazer Hines and others.

  • The Flying Shark

    March 21st, 2013 - 3:42pm

    This sounds cool, can’t wait to watch it!

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  • Anonymous

    March 21st, 2013 - 2:23pm

    Just read it on the official site then came here

    Reply

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