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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.


  • Scared

    March 23rd, 2013 - 8:29pm

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

  • Scared

    March 23rd, 2013 - 8:28pm

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

  • Anonymous

    March 23rd, 2013 - 8:25pm

    I can’t wait for the new season

  • 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.

  • Tardis’nt

    March 23rd, 2013 - 7:00pm

    she might not be from present day though

  • 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.

  • Matt Smithy

    March 23rd, 2013 - 6:00pm

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

  • The Flying Shark

    March 23rd, 2013 - 4:31pm

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


    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 !!]


    March 23rd, 2013 - 4:20pm


    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™‚

  • 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


    March 23rd, 2013 - 3:39pm

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

  • Matt Smithy

    March 23rd, 2013 - 3:20pm

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

  • Tardis’nt

    March 23rd, 2013 - 2:35pm

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

  • Tardis’nt

    March 23rd, 2013 - 2:34pm

    he doesn’t wear the christmas one, he wears this one

  • 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…..

  • 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™

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    March 23rd, 2013 - 2:25pm

    Awesome !

  • 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.

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    March 23rd, 2013 - 2:23pm

    Pretty sure her name is Clara πŸ˜†

  • daleksean

    March 23rd, 2013 - 2:00pm

    poor doctor he is still thinking of amy 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!

  • 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.


    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.

  • Time lord

    March 23rd, 2013 - 12:33pm

    50th anniversary special


    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.

  • 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™‚

  • Anonymous

    March 23rd, 2013 - 12:15pm

    What’s the doctor who special

  • 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.


    March 23rd, 2013 - 8:29am

    Cinema and on TV as I understand it.

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