Doctor Who: Series 6 Part 2 Preview

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Updated: 26 August 2011

Let’s take a look at what’s coming up in the remaining six episodes from Doctor’s Who’s sixth series. This post will be updated as more info emerges over the weeks until broadcast.

Air Date

27 August at 7.10pm on BBC1



Episode 8: Let’s Kill Hitler

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Richard Senior.

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 cruellest warfare of all.

The episode takes place in Nazi Germany and features a motorbike scene with an Amy duplicate, and the TARDIS crashing into Hitler’s office. There’s a new monster called the Teselecta, a robot that goes back in time to try and right wrongs of the past.

Albert Welling plays Adolf Hitler. River and young Amelia (Caitlin Blackwood) return. We also get to see a young Rory (Ezekiel Wigglesworth) and Mels (Nina Toussaint-White), an ex-con and childhood friend of the Ponds.

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Episode 9: Night Terrors

Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Richard Clark.

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.

Working titles were What Are Little Boys Made Of? and House Call. A modern day episode set in an apartment block focusing on a young boy called George who has a nervous disposition. He is particularly scared of something in his cupboard, most likely, the scary dolls.

Guest starring Daniel Mays.

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Episode 10: The Girl Who Waited

Written by Tom Macrae. Directed by Nick Hurran.

Synopsis: Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague – a plague that will kill the Doctor in a day. 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?

Other: Working title was The Green Anchor (later denied by the writer). The episode is said to be very Amy-centric and also ‘timey-wimey’. Little else is presently known about the story, but it features robots called “the Handbots”, The Green Anchor, a time glass and a red waterfall. One scene features an aged Amy. It’s also said to be “unusual” and contains a big surprise. One of the “Handbots” is played by actress Naomi Berners.

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Episode 11: The God Complex

Written by Toby Whithouse. Directed by Nick Hurran.

DWM Synopsis: The Doctor, Amy and Rory are on their way to Ravan-Skala. Legend has it that the people there are 600-feet tall. But then the TARDIS is yanked off course and drops them off in an ordinary – albeit deserted – hotel instead. “How can you be excited about a rubbish hotel on a rubbish bit of Earth?” asks Amy. But this hotel isn’t as ordinary or as empty as it first appears…There’s a room packed with party balloons. In another, a gorilla uses the en suite bathroom. There are clowns. And Weeping Angels. All manner of nightmares stalk the corridors. And it isn’t even a hotel. It’s just been made to look like one. But who would mock-up an Earth hotel? “You’re going to die here,” the guests are told. “Well, they certainly didn’t mention that in the brochure,” replies the Doctor.

Other bits: The Doctor, Amy and Rory get trapped in a 1980′s style hotel where the geography keeps shifting and changing. There are others trapped in there with them – two humans and an alien. Each hotel room they enter contains nightmares. A Minotaur is the main monster. Guest starring David Walliams as a mole-like alien called Gibbis.

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Episode 12: Closing Time

Written by Gareth Roberts. Directed by Steve Hughes.

Synopsis: In the last few days of his life, the Doctor pays a farewell visit to his old friend Craig, and encounters a mystery. People are going missing, a silver rat scuttles in the shadows of a department store, and somewhere close by the Cybermen are waiting…

Other bits: The Doctor reunites with Craig Owens and Sophie from The Lodger and they find themselves up against the Cybermen and Cybermats. The Doctor gets a new look at some point and the stetson returns. Guest starring James Corden and Daisy Haggard.

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Episode 13: The Wedding of River Song

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Jeremy Webb

Synopsis: As the Doctor makes his final journey to the shores of Lake Silencio in Utah, he knows only one thing can keep the universe safe – his own death – in the concluding episode of this series of the time-travelling drama. But has he reckoned without the love of a good woman?

Moffat: “The Doctor journeys to Lake Silencio for his date with destiny, but it doesn’t work out as well he expected. So welcome to what is, without doubt or serious competition, the wedding of the year!”

Some of the series finale is set in an alternate reality with Romans, Churchill, Cybermen, Silurians and Pterodactyls on earth. River, Dorium, young Amelia and young Rory are back again. The Silence will also return. Contains the lines, “Crowds lined the mall today as Holy Roman Emperor, Winston Churchill, returned to the Buckingham Senate on his personal mammoth,” “I don’t want to marry you,” and “I don’t want to murder you.”

Guest stars Frances Barber (Kovarian), Simon Callow (previously Charles Dickens in The Unquiet Dead), Simon Fisher-Becker, Mark Gatiss, Ian McNeice (Churchill).

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