Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Doctor Who Series 6 Episode Order Changed

Steven Moffat has exclusively revealed in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine that the episode order for Series 6 has now been shuffled, with the order of Episodes 3, 4 and 9 being changed.

Moffat states that the reason for the change is that there was “Not Enough Outside and Too Many Torches in the first run of seven.” The details of the episodes as printed in the magazine can be viewed below.

Episodes 1 & 2

Written by head writer Steven Moffat, this two-part season opener sees the Doctor, Amy and Rory embarking on an epic adventure in 1960s America. The team are joined once again by the mysterious River Song, played by Alex Kingston, while Stuart Milligan and Mark Sheppard guest star in major roles. The director is Toby Haynes.

Episode 3

Formerly Episode 9, this episode comes from the pen of Steve Thompson. A newcomer to Doctor Who, Steve won the Art Council’s Meyer-Whitworth award for new writing for his 2004 play, Damages. For television, he has written episodes of ITV’s Whistleblowers, and most notably the second episode of the BBC’s acclaimed Sherlock. This episode is set to go in front of the cameras early in the New Year, as part of Block Four.

Episode 4

Now moved from its original position of Episode 3 is the much-anticipated story by award-winning author Neil Gaiman. The adventure guest-stars Suranne Jones playing someone who Neil tells us “might just turn out to be an old acquaintance with a new face.” Episode 4 is directed by Richard Clark.

Episodes 5 & 6

Tentatively titled The Rebel Flesh and Gangers, this story is written by Matthew Graham and directed by Julian Simpson, while the guest cast includes Raquel Cassidy, Marshall Lancaster, Sarah Smart and Mark Bonnar.

Episode 7

Steven Moffat writes the concluding script for the first half of the season, which will form half of the fourth recording block along with Episode 3.

Episode 9

After Steven Moffat’s conclusion to the mid-season cliffhanger, the series continues with Episode 9, by Mark Gatiss. (This was previously Episode 4.) Directed by Richard Clark, the guest cast includes Daniel Mays, Andrew Tiernan, Leila Hoffman, Emma Cunniffe, Jamie Oram and Sophie Cosson.

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