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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.



    March 24th, 2013 - 5:25pm

    Dr Jake Young – Agreed 🙂

    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.


    March 24th, 2013 - 5:22pm

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

  • 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?

  • 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!


    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.


    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 !!!!!!!!!.


    March 24th, 2013 - 4:08pm

    Partners in Crime.

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

  • Anonymous

    March 24th, 2013 - 3:12pm


  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • Scott the Raptor

    March 24th, 2013 - 10:47am

    It’s not the same thing.

  • joe

    March 24th, 2013 - 10:16am

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

  • Sebatron

    March 24th, 2013 - 10:14am

    She could be from the near future like 2020.

  • 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 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.:(


    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.


    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 - 8:40am

    Donna WAS funny!

  • sunny

    March 24th, 2013 - 8:39am

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

  • Scott the Raptor

    March 24th, 2013 - 8:29am

    No it’s not the same thing.


    March 24th, 2013 - 8:21am

    Tardis’nt – What makes you think that ?.


    March 24th, 2013 - 8:20am

    Same thing.


    March 24th, 2013 - 8:16am

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

  • John Smith

    March 24th, 2013 - 7:39am

    Was not expecting that!

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Boodleoo

    March 23rd, 2013 - 9:39pm

    I’m guessing Donna 4th series

  • 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

  • Doctor Stu

    March 23rd, 2013 - 9:07pm

    The official 4th series or Donna Noble fourth series

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