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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.
Albert Welling stars as Hitler, while Nina Toussaint-White (Syd from EastEnders ) also appears. The episode will be screened on Friday 26 August at the Edinburgh Television Festival, ahead of its TV appearance.
Episode Nine: "Night Terrors"
Written by: Mark Gatiss
Directed by: Richard Clark
Guest starring: Daniel Mays (the villainous DCI Jim Keats from the final series of Ashes To Ashes ), Emma Cunniffe ( The Lakes ) who play the parents of Harry, played by child actor Jamie Oram (info from The Doctor Who News Page (opens in new tab) ), Andrew Tiernan ( Survivors, 300 ), Leila Hoffman ( Skins, How Not To Live Your Life ) and Sophie Cosson.
Other info: Originally episode four, this has now shifted to the second half of the season. Mark Gatiss has said that for a title he also toyed with "House Call" and "Night Terrors". Gatiss also says that it was moved from the first half of the season because Steven Moffat felt the first half was too dark - this is set to one of the scariest and most sinister Who stories since its return. Gatiss reckons the monsters are "the creepiest things ever". It's set in a tower block and focuses on a little boy called George who is frightened of something in his cupboard...
Mark Gatiss confirmed on the Danny Baker Show (opens in new tab) (BBC Radio 5 Live, 18 June) that the title to this episode is to be Night Terrors .
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. Writer MacRae recently told the Telegraph : "I’ve written episode 10 which I think is my most accomplished piece of plotting ever. What’s interesting is that the requirements of the script meant that for various reasons nothing has gone out about it at all. We didn’t do much location filming, and the way the guest characters work is unusual, so no one knows anything about my episode. There’s speculation about it which is wrong - some bright spark has put the title of the episode on IMDB as The Green Anchor - it has never been called that! I’m amazed we’ve kept it this secret because there’s a really big surprise in it. All I will say is that it’s an unusual episode and it’s really great."
As the title suggests, this is an Amy-centric episode; the red-haired bombshell fights new monsters the Handbots at some point.
Tom MacRae said this about the episode to the Northampton Chronicle (opens in new tab) : “I went down onto the set quite a lot and it was great to see it filmed. It’s a real tear-jerker of an episode and it’s very much focused on Karen. Her acting in it is amazing. I know she’ll break the viewers’ hearts in two when they watch it, it’s so emotional… It’s wonderful writing for Matt, he’s such a fantastic actor and a genuinely lovely guy. He’s about the same age as me, we’re from the same town and we’ve got a lot of friends in common, so it was great to work with him. And as The Doctor, I admire him so much. I’m a huge fan of what he’s done on the show, I would say he’s ‘my Doctor’.”
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
Guest starring: Comedy king David Walliams is to play an alien character named Gibbis. The Little Britain and Come Fly With Me star said: "I am a huge fan of Doctor Who and am so looking forward to working with Matt Smith and running up and down some corridors with him."
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 is what Toby Whithouse told SFX at Comic-Con: "In the episode the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves trapped in a hotel which looks like a 1980s, Earth, very kitsch hotel, but the geography and layout keeps shifting and changing so they're tapped in there and they've lost the TARDIS. There are other people trapped in there - two humans and an alien. Also with them are nightmares, and each room contains a different nightmare and some of these are the personal nightmares of the Doctor, Amy and Rory and the other people in there, and other ones are nightmares that belong to people who have been in the maze before and clearly died there.
"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. Also appearing will be Lynda Baron, famed for her role as Nurse Gladys in the Ronnie Barker sitcom Open All Hours ; this will be the actress's third appearance on the show, having previously been in Hartnell's "The Gunfighters" and Davison's "Enlightenment".
Other info: Was filmed this March - scenes were shot at Howell's Department Store in Cardiff.
Matt Smith on the episode: “And then there’s episode 12, which is James [Corden], Cybermen, a sort of Three Men And A Baby , which is really great fun… James is back on fine fiddle."
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!