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Series 5 Preview Spoilers

Steven Moffat has previewed every episode of Series 5 in the new Radio Times and he reveals some tantalising glimpses into the series ahead. Here’s some of the most interesting bits and our thoughts. Obviously spoilers follow!

Episode 1. The Eleventh Hour

Can the Doctor persuade Amy to trust him, when he’s been letting her down all her life?

That will be because the Doctor turns up a ‘bit’ later than he promised the young Amy then!

Episode 2. The Beast Below

A masked figure, who knows the Doctor of old, begs his help, while Amy uncovers a secret so dreadful, no one can remember it…

Who could this mysterious masked figure be? And how does he know the Doctor?

Episode 3. Victory of the Daleks

The Doctor and Amy find themselves in a top-secret cabinet war room deep beneath the London streets. The Daleks are hatching their deadliest scheme yet. Only one man can help the Doctor – but whose side is Winston Churchill on?

We know Winston Churchill is using the Daleks in the war effort, but obviously this doesn’t go to plan.

Episodes 4 & 5. The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone

The last of the Weeping Angels is loose in the ruins of Alfava Metraxis, and the Doctor is recruited to track it down. Amy is about to discover, not blinking might just be the worst thing you can do…

There is just one Weeping Angel? Moffat has said they are different this time.

Episode 6. Vampires in Venice

There are blood-drained corpses in the street, something lurks in the canal, and the Calvierri girls are the loveliest in town, except when you glance in the mirror…

Perhaps this ‘something’ lurking in the canal is controlling the vampires?

Episode 7. Amy’s Choice

It’s been five long years since Amy travelled in the Tardis with her mysterious Doctor – and when he shows up again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, danger is not far behind him.

So the rumour that Amy was pregnant is true!

Episodes 8 and 9

In 2015, the most ambitious drilling project in history is under way. Dr Nasreen Chaudhry and her team have reached 21 kilometres into the Earth’s crust – but something is stirring far below.

This is the Silurian two-parter and they are of course the ones that get disturbed.

Episode 10

Terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence, but only a sad and lonely painter can see it. Amy Pond finds herself shoulder to shoulder with Vincent van Gogh, in a battle with a deadly alien.

Cornfields – scary! The Doctor lite episode?

Episode 11

The Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet – a flat share! People are disappearing on Aickman Road, and the Doctor must solve the mystery of a staircase that people walk up – but never down.

This is the one with James Corden and the Doctor playing footy. Could be a bit of a comedy episode, and Amy lite.

Episodes 12 and 13

A message on the oldest cliff-face in the universe, a puzzle box opening from the inside and a love that lasts thousands of years…The fates are drawing close around the Tardis – is this the day the Doctor falls?

Sounds like a very exciting finale. The Cybermen must be in this one…

You can read the full preview in the new Radio Times out now.

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