As if the Doctor Who series 7 finale wasn’t exciting enough, the BBC has revealed that there will be a Doctor Who prequel available via red button for the week leading up to it!
According to Radio Times, the episode, entitled He Said, She Said, will feature both the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) in a dream like style as they both talk directly to the camera, discussing how well they really know one another.
This mini-episode, which is due to air on BBC screens straight after the penultimate episode on May 11th and which will then be available via the ‘red button’ between 7:40pm and 12 midnight on the night, will take fans nicely to the series finale, which is called The Name of the Doctor.
As previously reported, The name of the Doctor is said to reveal many secrets about both Clara and the Time Lord himself, though what secrets of the Doctors are about to be exposed remains to be seen as show bosses are keeping the episode conclusion a closely guarded secret.
What we were able to find out for you though, through the official Doctor Who Magazine, was that Clara’s real identity would be revealed and that not everyone would make it out alive.
Also, Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor will feature new monsters called the Whispermen with some scenes set in Victorian Scotland and will feature old familiar faces – Richard E Grant as Dr Simeon and Alex Kingston as Post-Library River Song.
Show Runner Steve Moffat said recently of the series finale: “The episode is full of secrets and surprises that have never been answered in the course of Who, including the Doctor’s greatest secret.”
As well as revealing that it would “change the course of the show forever,” adding:
“We’ll also find out what it is that makes his new companion Clara so impossible – and there’s a surprise no-one has got right so far.
“You’re about to learn something about the Doctor you never learned before, and I think you’re in for a shock.”
He Said, She Said, which is only three minutes long, will first become available to watch following the penultimate episode of Doctor Who series seven on Saturday 11 May. Viewers will be able to access it between by pressing the red button on their remote controls and selecting Doctor Who. They can then watch it again each evening right up until the final episode airs on Saturday 18 May on BBC1.