The BBC give details on new Dr Who Series


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Dinosaurs and Daleks - what could be better!

Not strictly a fit for this area of the news but (almost) everyone loves a bit of Dr Who so we thought, why not? The BBC has just revealed a fed tid bits on the upcoming new series.

Apparently the Doctor is set to take on one of his biggest monsters to date in episode two which will be called Dinosaurs On A Spaceship, with episode three confirmed as A Town Called Mercy.

The Beeb says they've needed to utilise 'one of the largest sets to date' to accommodate the beasts. Dinosaurs On A Spaceship will immediately follow the return of everybody's favourite evil tin cans with 'Asylum Of The Daleks', kicking off the new series in the Autumn.


Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy and Arthur Darvill as Rory, the episode will also co-star Mark Williams from the Fast Show as Rory's Dad, Brian, and Rupert Graves from Sherlock. Dinosaurs On A Spaceship was written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Saul Metzstein.

Steven Moffat, Head Writer and Executive Producer, said: “Dinosaurs On A Spaceship - what more do you need! The Doctor will come face to face with some of the most monstrous creatures evolution has ever produced, on some of the most monstrous sets we've ever built. We took one look at Chris Chibnall's brilliant script and said to ourselves 'We're going to need a bigger corridor'.

"And Toby Whithouse's A Town Called Mercy takes us into a genre Doctor Who hasn't attempted since the Sixties - it's a full blooded western. We knew from the start we need some serious location shooting for this one, and given the most iconic American setting imaginable, there was only one place to go - Spain."

The show returns with a run of five followed by the Christmas special and a further eight episodes in 2013.


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