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‘It’s Ghost Time!’ Doctor Who: ‘Hide’ Preview Clip

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It’s Hammer Horror Time in Doctor Who this week.

The upcoming series/season 7 episode, ‘Hide,’ finds The Doctor and Clara in a posh house.

Cue thunderclaps, candelabras and a nervous-looking Dougray Scott. They’re on the trail of a ghost. Lady Grantham, if you’re there, rap three times on the table…

Come on Who fans, time to pull up (or jump behind) a sofa and watch the new preview clip, courtesy of the official Doctor Who website.

And as if that wasn’t enough, click over to RadioTimes and check out the latest sneak peek photos from the set of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode: Matt Smith, David Tennant, old-school TARDIS and a Zygon!

In the UK: Doctor Who airs Saturdays at 6.45pm on BBC One

In the US: Doctor Who airs Saturdays at 8pm ET on BBC America

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Doctor Who, The Angels Take Manhattan: Trailers

So that’s why they call New York the city that never sleeps …

As Doctor Who viewers brace themselves for Amy and Rory’s swansong, the BBC have released a number of trailers ahead of Saturday’s episode, which was shot on location in New York City.

The Weeping Angels at WhoCon

Say hello sweetie to River Song (Alex Kingston) as the Doctor and his companions face off against the Weeping Angels.

Steven Moffat wrote “The Angels take Manhattan” and, judging from the trailers, it promises to live up to what he told me about Series/Season 7 back in March 2012: “There’ll be utter heartbreaking tragedy to knock about, silly fun … But if you’re laughing one minute, expect to be crying in five minutes.”

The cast had their first read-through of “The Angels Take Manhattan” the night before I interviewed Matt Smith and Karen Gillan at WhoCon, and Gillan especially was very moved by the manner of the Ponds’ departure.

She wouldn’t tell me exactly what happens to Amy (natch), but said “I want her to go out in all her sort of glory.”

The trailers have echoes of the classic David Tennant–Carey Mulligan episode “Blink,” which saw the first outing of the Weeping Angels. Check out the way Amy seems to be reading or writing a letter a la Kathy Nightingale.

One fanmade trailer caught my eye. Made by angelsblink2, it is a superb piece of editing and scoring. Watch it and remember all the best bits of the Matt Smith–Karen GillanArthur Darvill triumvirate. (And yes, don’t they look young?)

So here’s the BBC1 trailer:

And here’s the BBC America trailer:

Doctor Who Series 7 airs in the UK on Saturdays on BBC1 (transmission times keep changing so check local listings).

Doctor Who Season 7 airs in the US on Saturdays, 9pm ET on BBC America.

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Doctor Who, The Power of Three Trailer: Rory’s Dad In The TARDIS

Welcome back, Brian Williams (not that one, US readers)! Your 15 minutes of Doctor Who fame is not yet up.

Yes, the sublime Mark Williams is back as Rory’s dad Brian for this week’s episode of Doctor Who, “The Power of Three.” (Could he be the new Wilf Mott?)

Brian is examining the curious black cubes that have been appearing, and he has a number of theories as to what they might be. “Very thorough, Brian.”

Calling Comic Relief: can we get a Donna Noble–Brian Williams spin-off? Please?

Here’s an earlier trailer, in which Rory and Amy ponder their disjointed lives. Rory says they must choose between their real life and their Doctor life. But can they?

Tune in Saturday for the latest episode written by Chris Chibnall. It looks good.

Doctor Who Series 7 airs in the UK on Saturdays on BBC1 (transmission times keep changing so check local listings).

Doctor Who Season 7 airs in the US on Saturdays, 9pm ET on BBC America.

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Doctor Who, A Town Called Mercy Trailers: BBC1 and BBC America

Doctor Who, “A Town Called Mercy” Trailers: BBC1 and BBC America.

This third episode of Doctor Who Series/Season 7 promises to be a-may-zing.

Shot on location in Almeria, Spain it used the same sets as Sergio Leone’s classic spaghetti westerns, and the promotional images pay clear homage to grumpy old man iconic poncho-wearer Clint Eastwood.

Snippets of the episode were featured in a trailer reel that showrunners Steven Moffat and Caro Skinner debuted at WhoCon back in March 2012, and there was more than a frisson of excitement when the crowd recognised guest star — and all-around sci fi god — Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG-1).

The episode also features Adrian Scarborough, who was most recently seen playing Pritchard the butler in the rebooted Upstairs Downstairs.

The two trailers below are very similar, but there is a noticeable difference in tone. The one from BBC America is darker, and has more of an emphasis on action and heavy weaponry, whereas  the BBC1 trailer feels lighter and more comedic.

In a recent interview with SFX, Browder revealed that he’s long had a soft spot for Doctor Who: “Look, in my house, I have a TARDIS. It’s a small one, but I have a TARDIS. There’s a sonic screwdriver, too.”

Check out what writer Toby Whithouse told SFX about the inspiration behind “A Town Called Mercy”.

Doctor Who Series 7 airs in the UK on Saturdays, 7:35pm on BBC1.

Doctor Who Season 7 airs in the US on Saturdays, 9pm ET on BBC America.

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Doctor Who, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Trailer: Rory’s Dad

This trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who episode, “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”, features pterodactyls, rampaging T-rexes and — in a sublime bit of casting — Mark Williams as Rory’s dad.

It also features Williams’ fellow Harry Potter alum David Bradley as the villainous Solomon.

Bradley most recently made Games of Thrones viewers’ flesh creep as the lecherous Walder Frey, and he’s due to hit the small screen in the television adaptation of Ken Follett’s World Without End later on this year.

The Doctor (Matt Smith) is battling to save an unmanned spaceship and its cargo of dinosaurs, so he puts together a band of rather unlikely helpers, including former Queen of Egypt, Nefertiti (Riann Steele) and a big game hunter named Riddell (Rupert Graves).

The episode was written by Doctor Who veteran Chris Chibnall (Camelot,TorchwoodLaw & Order: UKwho told SFX that the idea started with the title. “I had a meeting with Steven Moffat, and he said, ‘I have just four words to say to you: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship.’”

Doctor Who Series 7 airs in the UK on Saturdays, 7:35pm on BBC1.

Doctor Who Season 7 airs in the US on Saturdays, 9pm ET on BBC America.

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Doctor Who, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Trailer: Riddell

Yes, another tantalising trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who episode, “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”.

The Doctor (Matt Smith) is battling to save an unmanned spaceship and its cargo of dinosaurs, so he puts together a band of rather unlikely helpers, including former Queen of Egypt, Nefertiti.

In this trailer, the Doctor recruits a big game hunter named Riddell, played by Rupert Graves. Echoing such classics as King Solomon’s Mines and Bhowani Junction, Graves looks to be in full-on Stewart Granger mode.

The episode was written by Doctor Who veteran Chris Chibnall (Camelot, Torchwood, Law & Order: UK) who told SFX that the idea started with the title. “I had a meeting with Steven Moffat, and he said, ‘I have just four words to say to you: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship.’”

Doctor Who Series 7 airs in the UK on Saturdays, 7:35pm on BBC1.

Doctor Who Season 7 airs in the US on Saturdays, 9pm ET on BBC America.

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Doctor Who, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship Trailer: Nefertiti

So the second episode of Doctor Who Season 7 is almost upon us and (altogether now) it features dinosaurs! On a spaceship!

The episode was written by Doctor Who veteran Chris Chibnall (Camelot, Torchwood, Law & Order: UK) who told SFX that the idea started with the title. “I had a meeting with Steven Moffat, and he said, ‘I have just four words to say to you: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship.’”

The Doctor (Matt Smith) is battling to save an unmanned spaceship and its cargo of dinosaurs, so he puts together a band of rather unlikely helpers. First up: Queen Nefertiti (Riann Steele, Holby City).


Doctor Who Series 7 airs in the UK on Saturdays, 7:35pm on BBC1.

Doctor Who Season 7 airs in the US on Saturdays, 9pm ET on BBC America.

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