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The Curse of the Black Spot Synopsis

The BBC has released the official Doctor Who synopsis for The Curse of the Black Spot, the third episode of Series 6. It is penciled in for a 6pm start on Saturday 7th May and will finish at 7pm. Though that is still subject to change.

The TARDIS is marooned onboard a 17th-century pirate ship whose crew is being attacked by a mysterious and beautiful sea creature, as the time-travelling drama continues.

Becalmed and beset by cabin fever, the pirates have numerous superstitious explanations for the Siren’s appearance. The Doctor has other ideas but, as his theories are disproved and every plan of escape is thwarted, he must work to win the trust of the implacable Captain Avery and uncover the truth behind the pirates’ supernatural fears – and he must work quickly, for some of his friends have already fallen under the Siren’s spell…

The Doctor is played by Matt Smith, Captain Avery by Hugh Bonneville, Amy by Karen Gillan and Rory by Arthur Darvill.

The episode is written by Steve Thompson (Sherlock).

Hugh Bonneville as Captain Avery.

Lily Cole as the Siren.

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