Radio Times Series 6 Part 2 Guide

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TV listings magazines are out in full force this week celebrating the return of Doctor Who and, once again, the Radio Times has dedicated a cover to the show.

In the issue:

This week we’re getting set for the return of everyone’s favourite Time Lord with an exclusive episode guide from Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat and a chat with stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Alex Kingston.

The website has posted a sample of Moffat’s guide for episodes 8-10. Here is his introduction:

The Doctor has an appointment. In Utah, by Lake Silencio, on the Plain of Sighs, an Impossible Astronaut will rise from the deep, and strike the Time Lord dead. We all saw it happen – his final moments, the failed regeneration, the body in the burning boat. No hope, no escape, no excuses: we have seen the future and the Doctor is not going to survive it. The summer is over, the Doctor is back – and he’s embarking on his final voyage…

The first half of series six was all about questions. Who was the Impossible Astronaut? Who are the Silence and why do they want the Doctor dead? Who is River Song? Of course, we all know now that River is Melody Pond, the daughter of Amy and Rory, but that was never our question – who is she to the Doctor? She kisses him like a lover, but she’s also the best liar he’s ever met…

When last seen, baby Melody had been kidnapped by Madame Kovarian, with the clear intent to raise her into a weapon to destroy the Doctor – and we know that Melody is destined to become River, imprisoned in Storm Cage for the murder of the best man she’s ever known. A terrible trap, centuries in the making, is closing around our hero, and this time he’s not going to escape it.

Join the Doctor on six more adventures as he journeys to Lake Silencio for his final encounter. Time is catching up with the last of the Time Lords… but he’s not quite done yet…

You can read the rest here (spoiler-free naturally).

The issue is out Tuesday 23rd August.