The Doctor Who Series Six News Accumulator Page

A page that we will constantly update with all the facts and rumours as they unfold, so you have all the info in one handy document. Now updated with episode 11 synopsis

We'll keep updating this page when we know stuff - as ever, we'll only add things we're sure of, rather than internet rumours that the cleaner has told us.

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Episode Eight: "Let's Kill Hitler"

Written by: Steven Moffat
Directed by: Richard Senior

Will resolve the mid-season cliffghanger. Nasty Nazis and a World War Two setting. And the best title ever of course.

BBC SYNOPSIS: In the desperate search for Melody Pond, the TARDIS crash lands in 1930s Berlin, bringing the Doctor face to face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe. And Hitler. The Doctor must teach his adversaries that time travel has responsibilities - and in so doing, learns a harsh lesson in the cruelest warfare of all.


Episode Nine: "Night Terrors"

Written by: Mark Gatiss
Directed by: Richard Clark

Other info: Originally episode four, this has now shifted to the second half of the season.

BBC SYNOPSIS: The Doctor receives a distress call from the scariest place in the Universe: a child's bedroom.

Every night George lies awake, terrorised by every fear you can possibly imagine – fears that live in his bedroom cupboard. His parents are getting desperate – George needs a doctor.

Fortunately for George, his desperate pleas for help break through the barriers of all time and space and the Doctor makes a house call. But allaying his fears won't be easy; because George's monsters are real.

Episode Ten: "The Girl Who Waited"

Written by: Tom MacRae
Directed by:
Nick Hurran

This was shot alongside "The God Complex" in Block 5.

As the title suggests, this is an Amy-centric episode; the red-haired bombshell fights new monsters the Handbots at some point.

Matt Smith on the episode: "And then we have episode 10, Tom MacRae’s, where we see Amy Pond go on a very interesting adventure. There are these handbots, and there’s this whole time twist in it. It gives Karen the platform to be very brilliant, acting-wise, and wear a prosthetic, that’s all I’ll say…"

BBC synopsis: Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague – a plague that will kill the Doctor in a day – as the time-travelling drama continues.

The Doctor can use the TARDIS to smash through time and break in, but then Rory is on his own. He must find Amy and bring her back to the TARDIS before the alien doctors can administer their medicine.

Rory is about to encounter a very different side to his wife. Can he rescue Amy before she is killed by kindness?

Episode Eleven: “The God Complex”

Written by: Toby Whithouse
Directed by: Nick Hurran

Other info: This was the script Toby Whithouse originally intended for the previous season but got bumped, with "The Vampires Of Venice" commissioned instead. "The God Complex" apparently features the Doctor and Amy trapped in a hotel where the geography keeps shifting - and is full of ventriloquists' dummies and balloons... It's set entirely in one location and will be one of the more nightmarish episodes. It was originally set to be episode ten, which thrilled Toby: "That was the 'Blink' and 'Midnight' slot! Now it's been bumped to 11. Tom MacRae has the 10 slot, which I'm furious about!" he joked.

"This was the episode I was going to do instead of 'The Vampires Of Venice' - Steven and I talked about this a couple of years ago and I started developing it. Then they looked at the series overall and felt there were a lot of episodes of the Doctor running round corridors and mazes of some kind, so Steven felt it would be better if we bumped it to the following series and instead he wanted a much lighter one - so we did Vampires Of Venice. The positioning in the series is quite telling because this episode is going to be episode 11 which is traditionally quite a dark slot."

Matt Smith on the episode: “11 is marvellous – Toby Whithouse’s episode, great monster. And David Walliams, who’s very funny, very brilliant. He plays this mole-looking creature who comes from this planet where the whole population are designed to be afraid. So that’s their purpose in life, to welcome invaders and be captured! You can imagine David being quite funny at that."

BBC synopsis: The TARDIS lands in what looks like an ordinary hotel, as the time-travelling drama continues.

But the walls move, corridors twist and rooms vanish. There is a room for every visitor that contains their deepest, darkest fears. Fears that will kill them.

What lies in the Doctor's room? And when his turn comes, will he welcome death like all the rest?


Episode Twelve: "Closing Time"

Written by: Gareth Roberts
Directed by: Steve Hughes

Guest starring: James Corden - the rotund high-voiced funnyman will be reprising his role of Craig Owens from "The Lodger". Lovely Daisy Haggard also returns as Sophie.

Other info: Was filmed this March - scenes were shot at Howell's Department Store in Cardiff.

Episode Thirteen: “The Wedding Of River Song”

Written by: Steven Moffat
Directed by: Jeremy Webb

Apparently contains the lines:

“I don’t want to marry you.”
“I don’t want to murder you.”

An unsubstantiated rumour also suggests that actor Simon Callow will be in the episode, although if he does it’s not clear if he would once again be playing Charles Dickens (as in “The Unquiet Dead”)

Promises to end the season in spectacular mind-bending, twisty-wisty style. We can't wait!