‘Doctor Who’: Series 6 news summary

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Doctor Who will return to BBC One in 2011 for a sixth series, starring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor alongside Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as his companions Amy and Rory.

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This news summary will be updated regularly as more details are revealed.

Christmas 2010 Special: ‘A Christmas Carol
Saturday 25th December 2010, 6pm

Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Toby Haynes
Guest cast: Katherine Jenkins as Abigail Pettigrew, Pooky Quesnel as The Captain and Michael Gambon / Laurence Belcher / Danny Horn as Kazran Sardick

Comic Relief 2011 sketch: ‘Space & Time’
Friday 18th March 2011

Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Richard Senior
Guest cast: (None.)

Episode 1: ‘The Impossible Astronaut’
Saturday 23rd April 2011, 6pm

Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Toby Haynes
Guest cast: Alex Kingston as River Song, Marnix Van Den Broeke as The Silent, Geoffrey Burton as NASA Man, Peter Banks as Dr. Shepherd, Adam Napier as Captain Simmons, Mark Sheppard as Canton Everett Delaware III, Kerry Shale as Dr. Renfrew, Paul Critoph as Charles, Nancy Baldwin as Joy, Mark Griffin as Phil, Sydney Wade as Little Girl, Kieran O’Connor as Guard, Tommy Campbell as Sergeant, Emilio Aquino as Busboy and Ricky Fearon as Tramp, alongside Ricky Fearon, Chuck Iwuji, Stuart Milligan, Glen Wrage, Jeff Marsh, Henrietta Clemett and Alex Giannini

Episode 2: ‘Day Of The Moon’
Saturday 30th April 2011, 6pm

Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Toby Haynes
Guest cast: Alex Kingston as River Song, Marnix Van Den Broeke as The Silent, Geoffrey Burton as NASA Man, Peter Banks as Dr. Shepherd, Adam Napier as Captain Simmons, Mark Sheppard as Canton Everett Delaware III, Kerry Shale as Dr. Renfrew, Paul Critoph as Charles, Nancy Baldwin as Joy, Mark Griffin as Phil, Sydney Wade as Little Girl, Kieran O’Connor as Guard, Tommy Campbell as Sergeant, Emilio Aquino as Busboy and Ricky Fearon as Tramp, alongside Ricky Fearon, Chuck Iwuji, Stuart Milligan, Glen Wrage, Jeff Marsh, Henrietta Clemett and Alex Giannini

Episode 3: The Curse Of The Black Spot’
Saturday 7th May 2011, 6.15pm

Writer: Steve Thompson
Director: Jeremy Webb
Guest cast: Hugh Bonneville as a Captain Avery, Lily Cole as a sea creature, Michael Begley as Mulligan and Lee Ross as Boatswain, alongside Oscar Lloyd

Episode 4: ‘The Doctor’s Wife’
Saturday 14th May 2011, 6.30pm

Writer: Neil Gaiman
Director: Richard Clark
Guest cast: Suranne Jones as Idris, Elizabeth Berrington as Auntie, Adrian Schiller as Uncle and Michael Sheen (voice only) as The House

Episode 5: ‘The Rebel Flesh’
Saturday 21st May 2011, 6.45pm

Writer: Matthew Graham
Director: Julian Simpson
Guest cast: Sarah Smart as Jennifer Lucas, Marshall Lancaster as Buzzer and Edmond Moulton as Adam, alongside Leon Vickers, Mark Bonnar and Raquel Cassidy

Episode 6: ‘The Almost People’
Saturday 28th May 2011, 6.45pm

Writer: Matthew Graham
Director: Julian Simpson
Guest cast: Sarah Smart as Jennifer Lucas, Marshall Lancaster as Buzzer and Edmond Moulton as Adam, alongside Leon Vickers, Mark Bonnar and Raquel Cassidy

Episode 7: ‘A Good Man Goes To War’
Saturday 4th June 2011, 6.40pm

Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Peter Hoar
Guest cast: Alex Kingston as River Song, Simon Fisher-Becker as Dorium Maldavar, Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra, Dan Starkey as Sontaran Strax, Dan Johnston as Thin One, Charlie Baker as Fat One, Frances Barber as Madame Kovarian, Danny Sapani as Colonel Manton, Christina Chong as Lorna Bucket, Richard Trinder as Captain Harcourt, Annabel Cleare as Eleanor, Henry Wood as Arthur, Joshua Hayes as Lucas, Damian Kell as Dominicus and Nicolas Briggs as Voice of the Cybermen

(SUMMER BREAK)

Episode 8: ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’
Saturday 27th August 2011, 7.10pm

Writer: Steven Moffat
Director:
Richard Senior
Guest cast: Albert Welling as Hitler, Nina Toussaint-White as Mels, Frances Barber as Madame Kovarian, Richard Dillane as Captain Carter, Ella Kenion as Margaret/Harriet, Caitlin Blackwood as young Amelia Pond, Ezekiel Wigglesworth as young Rory and Maya Glace-Green as young Mels

Episode 9: ‘Night Terrors’
Saturday 3rd September 2011, 7.10pm

Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Richard Clark
Guest cast: Daniel Mays as Alex, Emma Cunniffe as Clare, Sophie Cosson as Julie and Leila Hoffman as Mrs. Rossiter, alongside Jamie Oram, Andrew Tiernan and Louise-Marie Bowen

Episode 10: ‘The Girl Who Waited’
Saturday 10th September 2011

Writer: Tom MacRae
Director: Nick Hurran

Episode 11: ‘The God Complex’
Saturday 17th September 2011

Writer: Toby Whithouse
Director: Nick Hurran
Guest cast: David Walliams as Gibbis, Spencer Wilding as The Creature, Dimitri Leonidas as Howie Spragg and Amara Karen as Rita

Episode 12: ‘Closing Time’
Saturday 24th September 2011

Writer: Gareth Roberts
Director: Steve Hughes
Guest cast: James Corden as Craig Owens, Daisy Haggard as Sophie, Seroca Davis as Shona and Holli Dempsey as Kelly, alongside Lynda Baron

Episode 13:The Wedding of River Song’
Saturday 1st October 2011

Writer: Steven Moffat
Director:
Richard Senior
Guest cast: Simon Fisher-Becker as Dorium Maldavar, Ian McNeice as Winston Churchill, with Mark Gatiss and Simon Callow