Doctor Who series 6 episodes 3-7 details

The Doctor

Editors Warning: The following article contains spoilers!! So you have been warned!

Following our recent article regarding the BBC’s overview of the new series, we have decided to breakdown the rest of the episodes for you in the same manner as that of the opening two-parter.

The third episode of the series, titled “The Curse of the Black Spot” is a pirate themed episode which sees The Doctor, Amy and Rory on a ship haunted by a mysterious green creature played by supermodel Lily Cole. When asked about her part in the episode, Lily said, “It’s a great script and fun character and I’m glad to be involved,” but as if one star wasn’t enough for The Doctor’s pirate yarn, Hugh Bonneville – best known for his recent role in Downton Abbey – will also be on board the ship as the captain, and according to Bonneville, “this new adventure is not for the faint-hearted.”
The Curse of the Black Spot is directed by Jeremy Webb and features some stunning location shots from Cornwall. The episode was written by Stephen Tompson whose previous credits include “The Blind Banker“, the second adventure from head writer and executive producer, Stephen Moffat’s other series, Sherlock.

Simply titled “The Doctor’s Wife“, episode four of the new series has sparked some major speculation amongst fans regarding the identity of the mysterious River Song. Not much has been revealed about this episode in order to further fuel the speculation, but we know that Suranna Jones – who previously starred in The Sarah Jane Adventures, one of Doctor Who’s spinoff shows – will be co starring in it. Richard Clarke returned to Doctor Who to direct this episode as he has done in the past for the series 3 episodes, Gridlock and The Lazarus Experiment. The Doctor’s Wife was penned by Neil Gaiman, the man behind the Sandman series of graphic novels and several books including Stardust which was recently made into a Hollywood blockbuster. No pressure then.

Episodes five and six of the series form the second two-parter, titled “The Rebel Flesh” and “The Almost People.” Both are written by Mathew Graham, whose previous work can be seen on the hit dramas Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes, although he is no stranger to Doctor Who either as he wrote the series two episode “Fear Her” back in 2006. Again, not much is known about this episode so far, but if scenes in the trailer are anything to go by, then it truely looks terrifying. The second two-parter of the series features co stars Sarah Smart and Marshall Lancaster and was directed by Julian Simpson, who’s previous works include Spooks and Hustle.

The finale for series six’s first half is titled “A good man goes to war” and promises an incredible climax with a cliffhanger that is sure to leave fans screaming for several months until the second half of the series airs. There are very few details about this episode available, but we do know that it has been written by the show’s head writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, and is directed by Peter Hoar whose previous works include Spooks, Mistresses and Wire in the Blood.

The first half of Doctor Who’s sixth series will be aired on BBC One and BBC America starting from the 23rd of April with “The Impossible Astronaught“, the air date of the second half is currently unknown although filming is well underway.

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