Doctor Who fans are in for a treat this week as Saturday’s episode is set to feature two rather famous faces!
Hide, the first ever episode of the hit BBC family sci-fi entertainment show to be penned by Luthor writer Neil Cross, is based on ghosts and is said to be the shows scariest episode to date.
Joining current Time Lord, Matt Smith and his new companion Clara Oswald, played by former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman, will be Call The Midwife star Jessica Raine playing a character called Emma Grayling, and United star Dougray Scott as a professor called Alec Palmer.
Hide, which was filmed in Margam Country Park in June 2012 and was the first episode that Jenna-Louise Coleman ever filmed, will see the Doctor and Clara at the centre of a haunted house nightmare surrounded by many psychic powers and hair raising moments after the Tardis lands at Caliburn House in search of the ghost known as the Witch of the Well – take alook at some pictures from the episode below:
This is the first time that life-long Doctor Who fan, Neil Cross, has found the time to pen an episode of the iconic show, with Doctor Who executive producer Caroline Skinner having to adapt production around his busy schedule in order for him to do so.
Cross said that he wanted to write “a really old fashioned scary Doctor Who episode” targeted at children as that is how he remembers watching the show from his own childhood.
Originally inspired by The Quatermass Experiment, Cross had intended for the Doctor to meet Bernard Quatermass, but this was not possible due to copyright reasons.
Cross wanted to tell the story with “a small cast and as few locations as possible”. Jessica Raine said after accepting the part of Emma that she had not realised “what an institution Doctor Who is” until she arrived on set, as well as saying that it was produced very differently from Call the Midwife.
Doctor Who continues this Saturday at 6.45pm on BBC1/BBC1 HD, watch the official trailer for it in the clip below: