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The Impossible Astronaut 6:00pm – 6:45pm BBC1

Doctor Who The Impossible Astronaut

Broadcast times from

Saturday 23 April
6:00pm – 6:45pm BBC1

The Doctor – Matt Smith
Amy Pond – Karen Gillan
Rory Williams – Arthur Darvill

Four envelopes, numbered 2, 3 and 4, each containing a date, time and map reference, unsigned, but TARDIS blue. Who sent them? And who received the missing number one? This strange summons reunites the Doctor, Amy, Rory and River Song in the middle of the Utah desert and unveils a terrible secret the Doctor’s friends must never reveal to him.

Placing his life entirely in their hands, the Doctor agrees to search for the recipient of the fourth envelope – just who is Canton Everett Delaware the Third? And what is the relevance of their only other clue: ‘Space 1969′? Their quest lands them – quite literally – in the Oval Office, where they are enlisted by President Nixon himself to assist enigmatic former-FBI agent Canton, in saving a terrified little girl from a mysterious spaceman.



  • H.K

    April 23rd, 2011 - 4:54pm

    my dwa mag arrived the day before the new ep was on, and on the front thiere was a picture of the silence. they are so disgusting, why are the BBC showing this at 6pm??? it should be at 9pm. Have the BBC gone mad??!!

  • Mr Master

    April 23rd, 2011 - 9:03am

    Has anyone noticed that the astronaut’s spacesuit has the logo of Apollo 11 on it; the same spacecraft that Neil Armstrong was in. This could possibly link to something in Episode 2 when it is said that the Doctor will get help from Neil Armstrong’s foot.

  • Dave Harrington

    April 13th, 2011 - 6:45pm

    Hey … The BBC has released 2 NEW Clips from ep 1 on the official website 😀

    • DoctorWho2011

      April 13th, 2011 - 7:01pm

      I Konow i just saw them im so going to watch series 6

  • cyberlord456

    April 13th, 2011 - 12:32pm

    if any one wants to no why every one has tally marks please reply

    • Callum Metcalfe

      April 13th, 2011 - 4:25pm

      I do,can you send a link.

    • DuckandGrouse

      April 13th, 2011 - 6:45pm

      Do you know, please tell

    • cyberlord456

      April 13th, 2011 - 7:35pm

    • cyberlord456

      April 13th, 2011 - 7:37pm

      i know it says post deleted but if you scroll down a bit you will probs find out 🙂

    • bow tie

      April 13th, 2011 - 9:59pm

      i thought it was that

  • 123abc

    April 13th, 2011 - 10:28am

    maybe she goes looking for the last envelope or the sender of the envelopes in the library where she dies

  • biggest doctor who fan ever!

    April 13th, 2011 - 7:46am

    @ bow tie

    Okay then!

    • Anonymous

      April 13th, 2011 - 9:11am

      Maybe river is looking for the last envolope or the sender of the envelopes by going to the library where she meets the tenth doctor and dies

    • bow tie

      April 13th, 2011 - 9:35am

      wow did not see that coming cheers for the link

    • cyberlord456

      April 13th, 2011 - 12:28pm

      I hope that’s not true

  • kevin

    April 13th, 2011 - 3:37am

    cant wait for this awsome series to start

  • Callum Metcalfe

    April 12th, 2011 - 9:12pm

    Yeah please. Hate suprises.

  • biggest doctor who fan ever!

    April 12th, 2011 - 8:24pm

    I know WHO gets killed off in the opening episode!!

    • bow tie

      April 12th, 2011 - 8:45pm

      can you give us a link please

    • The face of Boe

      April 12th, 2011 - 9:23pm

      I think River will be shot but Amy mite be shooting the bad guy not shore

    • biggest doctor who fan ever!

      April 13th, 2011 - 7:48am

      Okay Then! I found it on here BUT it MIGHT not be True!

    • Mr Master

      April 23rd, 2011 - 9:00am

      Who does Amy shoot?

  • Time and Relative Dimensions in Space – TARDIS!!!

    April 12th, 2011 - 5:44pm

    booboo is part two on the 24th or the 30th?

    • booboo

      April 12th, 2011 - 5:52pm

      Its not on the 24th

    • BBC America

      April 12th, 2011 - 6:02pm

      BBC America show it on the 30th so I’m guessing we have it then too since its not on Easter Sunday or Monday on our listings

    • Jason doctorwhoone

      April 12th, 2011 - 6:36pm

      Day of the Moon is broadcast Saturday 30th April.

    • Time and Relative Dimensions in Space – TARDIS!!!

      April 13th, 2011 - 10:52am

      alright i thought it was gonna be a bit similer to when primeval came back this yr and yes i no it is on a different channel but i heard there was gonna be an easter special!

  • DoctorWho2011

    April 12th, 2011 - 4:39pm

    24th April is part two & i bet its the same time

    • booboo

      April 12th, 2011 - 4:41pm

      No its not, all times are finalised now its not listed

  • someone

    April 12th, 2011 - 3:55pm

    yey! now my brother who does not like doctor who can watch as well belive me its a bad combinatin

  • biggest doctor who fan

    April 12th, 2011 - 3:49pm

    For the series finale last year they lost a few million viewers due to the hot weather.
    Part of the reason was due to it being to early.
    Even I missed half of it

  • biggest doctor who fan

    April 12th, 2011 - 3:39pm

    Last year fof the big bang they lost a few million viewers due to the sunny weather.

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    April 12th, 2011 - 1:24pm

    Oh for the love or Rassilon !!, does it really matter what time Doctor Who is on ? . . . . just be greatful that Doctor Who back on another for a 6th Series . . . . or would you rather indure another 15-16 years of absolutle HELL having absolutely NO DOCTOR WHO ON what so ever lke it was during the so called ” Wilderness Years ” of the 1990’s when all we had was the TV Movie ???? . . . . I do apologise offcourse, but moaning just aint health, believe me, i should know, ive moaned about sorts of stuff i recent years, it’s not good for you.

    • Mmmmm

      April 12th, 2011 - 3:06pm

      Well for someone saying its not good for you, you seem to be doing a fair bit of it there! TV fandom is cursed with worrying about viewing figures as its seen too many shows go down through it. However Dr Who is a money maker for the BBC so I dont think the numbers will worry them too much but it will generate a load of analyses and Tennant vs Smith, RTD vs Moffat rants

    • Jason doctorwhoone

      April 13th, 2011 - 8:39am

      And yet you dont even know me !!.

  • David

    April 12th, 2011 - 12:14pm

    Sorry to reiterate but YES!!! 6pm is far too early. The BBC really do not listen to their viewers. Many of us said over and over again last year that the episodes were going out too early and it looks like it’s going to be the same this year.

  • Adam Towers

    April 12th, 2011 - 11:52am

    6 is too early for casual viewers!!! Like 7 or 7.15 EVERY week like RTD used to. It’s guaranteed to increase viewing figures

    • 907

      April 12th, 2011 - 1:00pm

      yeah but more of a wait

    • Matt

      April 12th, 2011 - 1:18pm

      if we did everything how RTD used to we’d have again predictable storylines and endless amounts of clichés.
      Besides it’s up to the BBC to sort when everything is scheduled, not the Doctor Who team themselves.

  • Ian Cuffy

    April 12th, 2011 - 10:49am

    6pm is to early. If the weathers nice then the episode will lose viewers. Why are the BBC putting it earlier every year? Iplayer will get more hits than transmission at this rate. I don’t finish work until 5, hopefully be home in time. Not happy!

    • 907

      April 12th, 2011 - 10:57am

      i want care sunny its DW

    • I Love Cybermen

      April 12th, 2011 - 11:17am

      True Dr Who fans won’t 907 but some episodes of Series 6 lost a lot of viewing figures due to casual viewers going out to enjoy the sun’s rays…They should be upgraded or they should be deleted.

    • Viathevoid

      April 12th, 2011 - 12:43pm

      Although there is the danger of clashing with Britan’s Got Talent

    • 907

      April 12th, 2011 - 12:59pm

      that’s probably why they split the season so it would air in june

    • Viathevoid

      April 12th, 2011 - 1:01pm

      It starts the week before who but yes your probably right. Atlhough then it will clash with the X-Factor

    • the impossible astronaut

      April 12th, 2011 - 4:54pm

      If its sunny or not im still watchin Dr Who

    • Daleks Rock!!!

      April 12th, 2011 - 5:19pm

      I heard that the weather is really nice. I’m still going to watch it anyway!

  • Viathevoid

    April 12th, 2011 - 10:37am

    Doctor Who Confidential

    Saturday 23 April
    7:00pm – 7:45pm

    A glimpse behind the scenes of the series, as well as a look back at the adventures of previous Doctors.

  • geromimo1

    April 12th, 2011 - 10:06am

    why havent they done a pic of river with DW Meaning doctor who
    Like the one with the astronaut at the top

  • Emz Brighty

    April 12th, 2011 - 10:00am

    I’m sooo excited Can’t wait XD

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    April 12th, 2011 - 9:57am

    Thank you for the information Booboo 😀

    • renegade dalek

      April 12th, 2011 - 10:57am

      i can’t wait till it starts but annoying that it starts at 6pm not 6:30, but who sent the envelopes, and who will die in the first ten minutes, must be river, cos in a picture for ep3 rory is in it meaning river has died in episode 1, good ridance, river is so annoying!

      Also ISn’t amy cos she’s ep3 and so is the dr.

      so river song dies in ep 1, apparently it is very sudden (the death), and before you ask, time CAN be rewritten so she WILL die in ep1, no denying it.

    • Daniel

      April 12th, 2011 - 11:47am

      Good job you added the re-written part at the bottom. I was about to say “River died when we first met her, with Tennant”
      Although, on that point… It doesn’t really make sense as to why she would die twice…

    • renegade dalek

      April 13th, 2011 - 10:02am

      but do you think river will die cos rory amy and the dr are in ep 3 and one of the four people dies!

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