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Doctor Who First Details: The Bells of St John, The Rings Of Akhaten, Cold War & Hide

By on March 25, 2013
Doctor Who image © BBC

Doctor Who image © BBC

New details on four upcoming episodes of Doctor Who were recently released from the BBC.

The series kicks off again with eight new episodes to round out the current season on March 30. Details on episodes six “The Bells of St. John,” episode seven “The Rings Of Akhaten,” episode eight “Cold War” and episode nine “Hide” follow below.

And in case you’ve missed it, we’ve included the latest promo trailer for the show’s March 20 return episode “The Bell of St. John” too.

 

 

EPISODE SIX

The Bells of St. John. Image © BBC

The Bells of St. John. Image © BBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where wifi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a wifi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.

Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner

Directed by Colm McCarthy

Written by Steven Moffat

Produced by Denise Paul

Series produced by Marcus Wilson

Air Date: March 30

 EPISODE SEVEN

The Rings Of Akhaten. Image © BBC

The Rings Of Akhaten. Image © BBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.

Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner

Directed by Farren Blackburn

Written by Neil Cross

Produced by Denise Paul

Series produced by Marcus Wilson

Air Date: April 6

EPISODE EIGHT

Cold War. Image © BBC

Cold War. Image © BBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!

Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner

Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Written by Mark Gatiss

Produced by Marcus Wilson

Air Date: April 13

EPISODE NINE

Hide. Image © BBC

Hide. Image © BBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion sat alone on a desolate moor. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her?

Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner

Directed by Jamie Payne

Written by Neil Cross

Produced by Marcus Wilson

Air Date: April 20