Full details of the first half of new series announced by BBC
Episode titles for the first block of the new series of Doctor Who have been revealed.
The BBC‘s hit sci-fi drama returns on April 23, and details of the episodes have been kept a closely guarded secret.
But now, with the series just weeks away, the titles have been revealed by Doctor Who Magazine.
The opening two-part story had already been confirmed as The Impossible Astronaut and Day Of The Moon, which was written by the show’s executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat and partially shot on location in Utah.
The third episode will be called The Curse Of The Black Spot, written by Steve Thompson and guest-starring Hugh Bonneville as a pirate captain.
Next in the run is the provocatively titled The Doctor’s Wife, penned by legendary writer Neil Gaiman and guest-starring Suranne Jones as a mysterious character named Idris.
There then follows another two-part story from Life On Mars writer Matthew Graham, named The Rebel Flesh and The Almost People.
The following week sees the mid-season finale, A Good Man Goes To War. The episode, written by Moffat, will end with a “massive, game-changing cliffhanger”, after which the series will go off air for two months, returning for a further six episodes in the autumn.