BBC Description:The Doctor receives a distress call from the scariest place in the Universe: a child’s bedroom.
Every night George lies awake, terrorised by every fear you can possibly imagine – fears that live in his bedroom cupboard. His parents are getting desperate – George needs a doctor.
Fortunately for George, his desperate pleas for help break through the barriers of all time and space and the Doctor makes a house call. But allaying his fears won’t be easy; because George’s monsters are real.
From the BBC:
The wait is almost over. The second part of the thrilling new series of Doctor Who begins on 27 August 2011.
The rules have changed, and the game is deadlier than ever. Out in the universe, where the earthly rules of time and space do not apply, Amy and Rory know only too well that their baby daughter needs them. For Melody Pond is destined to become River Song, mysterious archaeologist and convicted murderer – the woman who killed the best man she ever knew…
The Doctor leads Amy and Rory across centuries and galaxies in a desperate search for baby Melody, but a terrible and inescapable date looms large. At 5.02pm on 22nd April 2011, the Doctor will die. These are his last days, and the quest for Melody his final mission.
The search will result in a crash landing in Thirties Berlin and will bring them face to face with the greatest war criminal of all time. And Hitler. Old friendships will be tested to their limits as the Doctor suffers the ultimate betrayal and learns a harsh lesson in the cruellest warfare of all.
Since it’s been months since we last saw DOCTOR WHO on BBC America, they provided this collection of clips to catch viewers up on what happened leading up to the mid-season cliffhanger.
Before the premiere of new episodes starting Saturday August 27 at 9/8c on BBC America — catch-up on the first-half of the season and relive all of the Doctor, Amy & Rory’s amazing adventures across all of time and space.
The mysterious child trapped in the spacesuit. The pregnancy of Amy Pond. The revelation of River Song’s true identity.
From Canton Delaware III & The Silence to The Black Spot’s Siren, Idris, Cleaves and Madame Kovarian, re-acquaint yourself with all the incredible characters he’s met so far, before the August 27 premiere of “Let’s Kill Hitler.”
Although TORCHWOOD: Miracle Day has been obtaining pretty good ratings on STARZ and the BBC, the American cable channel may not be signing up for another season of shows, according to Entertainment Weekly.
STARZ’s CEO Chris Albrecht told reporters at a TV Critic’s function that a renewal is far from certain.
“Torchwood is not one of the shows we went into thinking about a yearly return. It’s about Russell T Davies… he has a lot of things on his plate. If Torchwood is at the top of his list, that will effect the future of Torchwood.”
As Davies told BBC Wales in Feburary that he may have had enough of science fiction for the present, this doesn’t auger well for the series.
“It’s interesting as to how long I can stay in the science fiction world. Personally I think I’m coming to the end of it now and I’ve saved the world and blown up the world too many times, and I hope I leave Torchwood in rude health, and then I’ll probably move onto something else then.”
This does not rule out TORCHWOOD continuing in other hands, however, as he also added the following.
“It’s time to write something just where people talk in kitchens, at least for me. But I hope we literally leave the franchise in in a very strong position that other writers come in and take it over.”
This new teaser of the second part of DOCTOR WHO Season Six suggests that in addition to inadvertantly (or not) saving Adolph Hitler’s life the Doctor’s other adversaries, including the Cybermen, Weeping Angels and the new menace of The Silence will be seen again.
At Comic Con actress Karen Gillan, who plays companion Amy Pond, confirmed she’ll be back with Doctor Matt Smith for the seventh season of the revived BBC sci-fi series.
Additionally, writer/producer Steven Moffat told the BBC’s official WHO website that the new executive producer of the show will be Caroline Skinner.
“The exec joining me on Doctor Who is Caroline Skinner – fresh from the wonderful Five Days, and still finishing up on a brand new show called The Fades (a fantasy horror series, written by Jack Thorne – I’ve seen episode 1, and it’s BRILLIANT.) Somewhere between me laughing in a basement and choosing planets to invade, and Marcus Wilson raising armies, there has to be a Prime Minister actually running the whole thing. That’s the job Piers Wenger and Beth Willis have been doing so wonderfully for the last few years. Now that Piers is off to movie land, that’s the furnace Caroline will be walking into.”
DOCTOR WHO returns to BBC AMERICA on Saturday, August 27th at 9:00 PM /8:00 Central with Let’s Kill Hitler, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Richard Senior.
Apparently, BBC1 Controller Danny Cohen announced that DOCTOR WHO will return in “a curtailed form”.
At present, it appears that the 13 episodes and a Christmas special will be produced, but that the premeire will delayed until Fall, rather than Spring 2012, and only six or seven episodes will air.
Other shows of the 14-episode commitment will be shown in 2013, as part of the show’s 50th Aniversary.
DOCTOR WHO Writer/Producer Steven Moffat is reported to have said via Twitter: “Dr Who: misquotes and misunderstandings. But I’m not being bounced into announcing the cool stuff before we’re ready. Hush, and patience.”
The BBC has renewed DOCTOR WHO for the 2012 seson, promising 14 new episodes (presumably 13 regular 7th season programs and a Christmas Special).
Matt Smith WILL return as The Doctor.
In the meantime, the mid-season cliffhanger airs this weekend here in the USA. A Good Man Goes To War aired in the UK last weekend, so look out for spoilers online.
DOCTOR WHO airs Saturday at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) on BBC America.
Behind-The-Scenes with the cast and crew of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY.
Premieres July 8th at 10:00 PM ET/PT on STARZ.