Series 6 So Far (November Update)

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What do we know about Series 6 so far? Actually looking back over the past few months, a lot more than would initially appear. Here’s a round-up of the major confirmations, rumours, hints and teasers so far. Note: this does not include the Christmas 2010 special.

November 2010 Update – New links added and episode guide updated




Hints and Teasers

Episodes (Spring 2011)

Episode 1 & 2 (two-parter)
Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Toby Haynes.

The Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves on a secret summons during the late 1960’s that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah – right to the Oval Office itself. River Song also returns. Features a really scary monster (that may be The Silence). Guest stars Mark Sheppard.

Episode 3
Written by Neil Gaiman. Directed by Richard Clark.

Set on alien junkyard planet. Guest stars Suranne Jone as Idris – a very important character in the Doctors life. Although Idris is preparing for death as the story begins, she doesn’t actually die. By the time the Doctor and friends meet her she’s gone mad and ends up biting the Time Lord.

Episode 4
Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Richard Clark.

Rumoured title, What Are Little Boys Made Of? Modern day episode in a giant doll house with scary dolls as monsters.

Episode 5 & 6 (two-parter)
Written by Matthew Graham. Directed by Julian Simpson.
Currently believed to be titled ‘The Rebel Flesh’ and ‘Gangers’.

Episode 7 (two-parter)
Written by Steven Moffat
Will lead to a shocking cliffhanger that will change the Doctor’s life forever

Episodes (Autumn 2011)

Episode 8
Written by Steven Moffat
Conclusion of the Spring cliffhanger.