Doctor Who: Sylvester McCoy & Bernard Cribbins join other former Who actors on Saturday for Pointless special! And see new The Bells of St. John clips! (VIDEO)

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It’s been revealed today that a special edition of BBC game show Pointless is to be aired this coming Saturday, March 23rd at 6pm, featuring a whole host of Doctor Who veterans including former Time Lord actor Sylvester McCoy – who was the seventh Doctor – and previous Doctor’s companion, Bernard Cribbins.

Also appearing in the special edition of game show are Sophie Aldred who played sidekick Ace, Nicola Bryant who played Peri, Louise Jameson who was Leela, and Frazer Hines who played the role of Jamie.

As mentioned above, Bernard Cribbins – who played Wilfred Mott – is joined by Jacqueline King who was companion Sylvia Noble, and Andrew Hayden-Smith who played Jake Simmons.

The quiz show, which challenges contestants to find the most obscure answers to general knowledge questions, will be hosted as usual by Alexander Armstrong with Richard Osman overseeing the game.

Fans of Doctor Who will most likely recall that Alexander starred in Doctor Who’s 2011 Christmas special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. He also played the role of computer Mr Smith for five series of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

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Also, as promised above, we have two clips for you from the debut episode of the new series of Doctor Who, which is entitled, The Bells of St. John.

But first, here’s what Screenrush has to say of the episode…

Saturday’s all-new episode “The Bells of St. John” will delve deeper into the mystery of the strangely-resurrecting Clara Oswin Oswald, tagging along on her first real adventure with The Doctor as they battle an enemy hidden in the internet itself.

The BBC has released two new clips from the episode via late-night appearances, one of which teases an answer to the series’ inevitable question, “Doctor Who?”

The other capitalizes on the recent ‘Doctor Who’ series 7B poster by featuring the Doctor and Clara on a motorcycle, with very good reason not to utilize the TARDIS.

Will the major questions be answered this season of ‘Doctor Who,’ either about Clara or the Doctor himself?

Here are the clips, and you can click here to see the poster art that the BBC released ahead of the new series…

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