Doctor Who Series 7 2013: What We Know

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2012 Episodes (Series 7: Part 1)

701. Asylum of the Daleks

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Nick Hurran.

Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission – to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter… the Asylum. A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rory’s relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond’s marriage.

Guest starring: Anamaria Marinca (Darla), David Gyasi (Harvey), Barnaby Edwards (Dalek Operator), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Daleks), Naomi Ryan (Cassandra)

702. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Written by Chris Chibnall. Directed by Saul Metzstein.

An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction – unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo… of dinosaurs! By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo.

Guest starring: Riann Steele (Queen Nefertiti); Sunetra Sarker (Indira); Rupert Graves (Riddell); Mark Williams (Brian Williams); David Bradley (Solomon); Noel Byrne (Robot 1); Richard Garaghty (Robot 2); Richard Hope (Bleytal) and Rudi Dharmalingam (ISA Worker)

703. A Town Called Mercy

Written by Toby Whithouse. Directed by Saul Metzstein.

The Doctor gets a Stetson (and a gun!), and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of the Gunslinger. But who is he and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the mysterious, Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor (yes another one!) whose initial appearance is hiding a dark secret.

Guest starring: Ben Browder (Isaac), Adrian Scarborough (Kahler-Jex), Dominic Kemp (Kahler-Mas), Garrick Hagon (Abraham), Rob Cavazos (Walter), Andrew Brooke (The Gunslinger) and Joanne McQuinn (Sadie), Byrd Wilkins (The Preacher), Sean Benedict (Dockery).

704. The Power of Three

Written by Chris Chibnall. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon.

The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight, almost like presents falling from the sky.

But what are they, what’s inside them and most importantly, who sent them? With the international community at a loss, it’s left to the Doctor to unearth who is behind the mystery.

Guest starring: Mark Williams (Brian Williams), Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave), Steven Berkoff (Shakri), Selva Rasalingam (Ranjit), Alice O’Connell (Laura), Arnold Underwood (Peter Cartwright), Orderly 1 (David Beck), Orderly 2 (Daniel Beck)

705. The Angels Take Manhattan (Mid-series finale)

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Nick Hurran.

The Doctor’s heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory – a race against time through the streets of Manhattan, as New York’s statues come to life around them… With Rory’s life in danger, the Doctor and Amy must locate him before it’s too late! Luckily, an old friend helps them and guides the way.

Guest starring: Alex Kingston (River), Michael McShane (Grayle), Rob David (Sam Garner), Bentley Kalu (Hood).

2012 Christmas Special

7X. The Snowmen

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Saul Metzstein.

Christmas Eve 1892 and the falling snow is the stuff of fairy-tales. When the fairy-tale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind or will he fight to save the world – and Christmas – from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace.

Guest starring: Richard E Grant (Doctor Simeon), Tom Ward (Captain Latimer), Liz White (Alice), Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Catrin Stewart (Jenny), Dan Starkey (Strax), Ellie Darcey-Alden (Francesca), Joseph Darcey-Alden (Digby)

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