Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Doctor Who Series Five Radio Times Preview

The latest issue of Radio Times, on sale today, features a preview of the fifth series of Doctor Who. The preview is a guide to all thirteen episodes of the series, includes the Radio Time's own synopses, and reveals the title for the seventh episode of Doctor Who series five as 'Amy's Choice'. As well as being available inside the Radio Times, it can be read below:

Episode 1: The Eleventh Hour
Writer: Steven Moffat
Guest Starts: Annette Crosbie, Nina Wadia, and Arthur Darvill
Quote: “Who da man?”
Synopsis: Geronimo! A brand-new Doctor crashing to Earth. New face, new body, new man. And he’s barely staggered out of the blue box, before he’s found himself in the middle of the Crisis That Just Won’t Stop! No time to rest and recover, no Tardis, no screwdriver – just six billion human beings about to die and only one man to save them. But the new Doctor encounters more than danger – this is the day he meets Amy Pond. Can he persuade her to trust him, when he’s been letting her down all her life?

Episode 2: The Beast Below
Steven Moffat
Guest Stars: Sophie Okonedo, Terrence Hardiman
Quote: “Nobody talk to me! Nobody human has anything to say to me today!”
Synopsis: The Doctor takes Amy to the far future, and Starship UK. The British people, adrift among the stars on a giant spaceship, in search of a new home. But there are secrets here, in the rusting corridors and clanging hallways. A masked figure, who knows the Doctor of old, begs his help, while Amy encounters the terrifying Smilers, and uncovers a secret so dreadful, no one can remember it…

Episode 3: Victory of the Daleks
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Guest stars: Ian McNeice and Bill Paterson
Quote: "I wanted to know what their plan was. I was their plan!”
Synopsis: From the terrifying future of the United Kingdom to one of the darkest chapters of its past – World War Two. The Doctor and Amy find themselves in a top-secret cabinet war room deep beneath the London streets. And there, gliding among the nicotine walls and Bakelite telephones, the Daleks are hatching their deadliest scheme yet. Only one man can help the Doctor – whose side is Winston Churchill on?

Episode 4: The Time of Angels and Episode 5: Flesh and Stone
Writer: Steven Moffat
Guest Stars: Alex Kingston and Ian Glen
Quote: “Is River Song your wife?”
Synopsis: A two-part story. A crashed spaceship, a shattered temple and a terrifying climb through the maze of the dead – River Song is back in the Doctor’s life, and she’s brought more trouble than even he can handle. The last of the Weeping Angels is loose in the ruins of Alfava Metraxis, and the Doctor is recruited to track it down. “Dont Blink!” everyone tells Amy – but as Amy is about to discover, not blinking, might just be the worst thing you can do.

Episode 6: Vampires in Venice
Writer: Toby Whithouse
Guest Star: Helen McCrory
Quote: “You know what’s dangerous about you? Not that you ask people to take risks, but that you make them want to impress you!”
Synopsis: In Venice, even danger is beautiful. The House of Calvierri has the whole city under its protection, but something is very wrong. 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…

Episode 7: Amy’s Choice
Writer: Simon Nye
Guest Star: Toby Jones
Quote: “I know who you are. There’s only one person in the universe who hates me as much as you do.”
Synopsis: 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. Amy is faced with a heartbreaking choice that will change her life forever.

Episodes 8 and 9: TBA
Writer: Chris Chibnall
Guest Stars: Meera Syal, Stephen Morre and Neve McIntosh
Quote: “While you’ve been drilling down… something else has been drilling up.”
Synopsis: 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. Amy Pond discovers there’s nowhere to run when you can’t even trust the ground at your feet.

Episode 10: TBA
Writer: Richard Curtis
Guest Star: Tony Curran
Quote: “Art can wait, this is life and death. We need to talk to Vincent Van Gogh!”
Synopsis: 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 – saving the world has never been so ginger! But can even the Doctor save Vincent?

Episode 11: TBA
Writer: Gareth Roberts
Guest Stars: James Corden and Daisy Haggard
Quote: “All I have to do is pass as an ordinary human being. What could possibly go wrong?”
Synopsis: 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.

Episode 12 and 13: TBA
Writer: Steven Moffat
Quote: “There was a goblin. Or a trickster, or a warrior. A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. Nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it – one day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.”
Synopsis: 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?

The latest issue of the Radio Times, which features the above guide and takes a look at the newly designeed TARDIS interior, is available to buy at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold at the usual price of £1.10. Will you buying a copy of the latest Radio Times magazine?


Patar said...

epicness!! last story looks fun XD

jamesd1970 said...

Yes I will be buying this edition of Radio Times, the photos are some of the best I have seen. It's so exciting being a Dr Who fan.

Anonymous said...

omg another dalek episode lol