With the much-anticipated new series of Doctor Who scheduled to air at the end of the month, the BBC have released a new series image, as well as revealing the title of the first episode!
The image, shown above, shows the Time Lord, currently being played by Matt Smith, with his new assistant Clara Oswald, played by former Emmerdale and Titanic actress Jenna-Louise Coleman, posing on a bike for the first episode, entitled The Bells Of St John!
The Bells Of St John is set in London amidst many iconic landmarks, old and new, and will feature a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who the Doctor will go into battle with when he makes a sinister discovery in the Wi-Fi connection!
The new series, which has almost been overshadowed due to the shows 50th anniversary celebrations to be held later this year, is set to be one not to miss, with show head honcho, Steven Moffatt promising that this series alone would make this year the most exciting yet for the Doctor, even without the 50th birthday!
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Moffatt explained: “It’s the 50th year of Doctor Who and look what’s going on. We’re up in the sky and under the sea! We’re running round the rings of an alien world and then a haunted house.
“There’s new Cybermen, new Ice Warriors and a never before attempted journey to the centre of the Tardis. And in the finale, the Doctor’s greatest secret will at last be revealed. If this wasn’t already our most exciting year it would be anyway.”
And if that wasn’t exciting enough, there is also some rather exciting cameos to look forward to this series too, including: Celia Imrie, Richard E Grant, Warwick Davies, Jessica Raine, Dougray Scott and Tamzin Outhwaite, Dame Diana Rigg and her daughter Rachael Stirling (which incidentally will be the first time that mother and daughter have ever appeared on screen together!).
There are eight new episodes of Doctor Who, which are being described as a “modern-day urban thriller”, that are due to air on Saturday nights from March 30th.
Watch the trailer for the new series of Doctor Who in the clip below:
Doctor Who, The Bells Of Saint John, can be seen at on Saturday March 30th on BBC1/BBC1 HD – to find out when CLICK HERE