Sunday, 29 August 2010

Series Six Split Transmission


Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Steven Moffat, along with auntie Beeb, have made a mile-stone change in the scheduling of Doctor Who beginning with Series 6 in 2011. The sixth series (or Season 32 or Series Otter as dubbed by The Moff himself) will be split down the middle, into two sections, with the first broadcasting in Spring 2011 and the second in Autumn 2011.
Here's the official press release...

The BBC and Steven Moffat have announced today that the transmission of the next series of Doctor Who, in 2011, will be split into two blocks, transmitting in spring and autumn.

The split transmission is the result of a request from Steven Moffat to write a new Doctor Who story arc which involves a big plot twist in the middle of the series. By splitting the series Moffat plans to give viewers one of the most exciting Doctor Who cliff-hangers and plot twists ever, leaving them waiting, on the edge of their seats, until the autumn to find out what happens.

Steven Moffat said: "The split series is hugely exciting because viewers will be treated to two premieres, two finales and more event episodes. For the kids it will never be more than a few months to the next Doctor Who! Easter, Autumn, Christmas!!"

> BBC Press Office

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