Series 6 (2011)

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601. THE IMPOSSIBLE ASTRONAUT (1)
Broadcast: 23 April 2011
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Toby Haynes
Viewers: 8.8m

A strange summons reunites the Doctor, Amy, Rory and River Song in the middle of the Utah desert and unveils a terrible secret the Doctor’s friends must never reveal to him.


602. DAY OF THE MOON (2)

Broadcast: 30 April 2011
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Toby Haynes
Viewers: 7.3m

The Doctor is locked in the perfect prison. Amy, Rory and River Song are being hunted down across America by the FBI.


603. CURSE OF THE BLACK SPOT
Broadcast: 7 May 2011
Writer: Steve Thompson
Director: Jeremy Webb
Viewers:
7.8m

The TARDIS is marooned onboard a 17th-century pirate ship whose crew is being attacked by a mysterious and beautiful sea creature.


604. THE DOCTOR’S WIFE
Broadcast: 14 May 2011
Writer: Neil Gaiman
Director: Richard Clark
Viewers: 7.9m

The Doctor receives a distress signal from an old friend. Could there really be another living Time Lord out there?


605. THE REBEL FLESH (1)
Broadcast: 21 May 2011
Writer: Matthew Graham
Director: Julian Simpson
Viewers: 7.3m

A solar tsunami sends the TARDIS hurtling towards a futuristic factory on Earth, where human doppelgangers are used to mine dangerous acid.


606. THE ALMOST PEOPLE (2)
Broadcast: 28 May 2011
Writer: Matthew Graham
Director: Julian Simpson
Viewers: 6.7m

As the solar storm rages, Jennifer, a Ganger driven mad by the memories of being decommissioned, is seeking revenge.


607. A GOOD MAN GOES TO WAR
Broadcast: 4 June 2011
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Peter Hoar
Viewers: 7.5m

Amy Pond has been kidnapped and the Doctor is raising an army to rescue her, but his enemies are laying a carefully concealed trap.


608. LET’S KILL HITLER
Broadcast: 27 August 2011
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Richard Senior
Viewers: 8.86m

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.


609. NIGHT TERRORS
Broadcast: 3 September 2011
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Richard Clark
Viewers: 7.07m

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


610. THE GIRL WHO WAITED
Broadcast: 10 September 2011
Writer: Tom MacRae
Director: Nick Hurran
Viewers: 7.60m

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


611. THE GOD COMPLEX
Broadcast: 17 September 2011
Writer: Toby Whithouse
Director: Nick Hurran
Viewers: 6.77m

The TARDIS lands in what looks like an ordinary hotel. But the walls move, corridors twist and rooms vanish.


612. CLOSING TIME
Broadcast: 24 September 2011
Writer: Gareth Roberts
Director: Steve Hughes
Viewers: 6.93m

In the last few days of his life, the Doctor pays a farewell visit to his old friend Craig, and encounters the Cybermen.


613. THE WEDDING OF RIVER SONG
Broadcast: 1 October 2011
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Jeremy Webb
Viewers: 7.67m

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.


6x. THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE
Broadcast: 25 December 2011
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Farren Blackburn
Viewers: 10.77m

It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home. He promises to repay her kindness – all she has to do is make a wish.