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Series 6 Split Confirmed

Well that didn’t take long! Fresh after yesterday’s news, the BBC has confirmed that Series 6 will air in two parts. Seven of the 13 episodes will air in Spring 2011 while the remaining six will follow in Autumn of 2011. The press release follows.

The BBC and Steven Moffat have announced today that the transmission of the next series of Doctor Who, in 2011, will be split into two blocks, transmitting in spring and autumn.

The split transmission is the result of a request from Steven Moffat to write a new Doctor Who story arc which involves a big plot twist in the middle of the series. By splitting the series Moffat plans to give viewers one of the most exciting Doctor Who cliffhangers and plot twists ever, leaving them waiting, on the edge of their seats, until the autumn to find out what happens.

Steven Moffat said: “The split series is hugely exciting because viewers will be treated to two premieres, two finales and more event episodes. For the kids it will never be more than a few months to the next Doctor Who! Easter, Autumn, Christmas!!”

This is the biggest change to the Doctor Who format in years, so we want to know how do you feel about this? Answer in our poll below and leave any further thoughts in the comments.

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