Friday, 30 September 2011

The Wedding of River Song: one day to go!

It's now just twenty-four hours before the premiere of the current series finale, The Wedding of River Song, broadcast at 7:05pm tomorrow on BBC1 and BBC1HD in the United Kingdom.

The BBC have released a couple of brief interviews to introduce the episode, with the first featuring Arthur Darvill discussing the script, and the second featuring producer Marcus Wilson and one of the story's guest stars:


The Wedding of River Song: Interview 1, BBC, via the BBC Doctor Who site - may not play outside of the United Kingdom




The Wedding of River Song: Interview 2, BBC, via the BBC Doctor Who site - may not play outside of the United Kingdom

Two new preview clips have also been published, featuring brief scenes from the episodes (warning, both previews feature encounters with guest stars that can be considered spoilers!):

The Wedding of River Song: Preview 1, BBC, via the BBC Doctor Who site - may not play outside of the United Kingdom



The Wedding of River Song: Preview 2, BBC, via the BBC Doctor Who site - may not play outside of the United Kingdom

Some new preview images have also been released for desktop wallpaper:


**** PUBLICITY WALLPAPER PHOTOS FOR THE WEDDING OF RIVER SONG
**** MIGHT BE CONSIDERED SPOILERS









The Wedding of River Song will be on the BBC iPlayer after broadcast until the 8th October, and is repeated on BBC3 on Sunday at 7:00pm; internationally, SPACE in Canada shows the episode at 8:00pm ET, BBC America in the United States at 9:00pm ET, and on ABC1 in Australia at 7:30pm on the 8th October. New Zealand will air the show on Prime TV on the 20th October.



Meanwhile, the final episode of Doctor Who Confidential is also broadcast on Saturday, on BBC3 at 8:35pm, and includes the mini-episode Death is the Only Answer, written by pupils from Oakley CE Junior School in Basingstoke. Last Thursday saw the school enjoy a special preview of the episode, only to find themselves joined by the surprise appearance of the Doctor himself, Matt Smith, alongside series lead writer Steven Moffat:


Doctor Who Confidential: Matt Smith visits Oakley Junior School, BBC, via the BBC Doctor Who site - may not play outside of the United Kingdom

Introducing the Pond Family, BBC Three, via the BBC Three Doctor Who Confidential site - may not play outside of the United Kingdom
Alternatively there is a YouTube version.

Karen on a trampoline, BBC Three, via the BBC Three Doctor Who Confidential site - may not play outside of the United Kingdom
Alternatively there is a YouTube version.

The final Doctor Who Confidential is on Saturday on BBC Three, but please remember that this week's episode starts at 8.35pm - that's 45 minutes after The Wedding of River Song finishes.

It's a fitting final episode and premiers a brand new mini-adventure starring Matt Smith as the Doctor. The story, Death is the Only Answer, was the winning entry in the Script to Screen competition and throughout the past several weeks viewers have been there, every step of the way as the adventure evolved from the page to a fully-fledged episode. If you missed any of the journey, you can catch recent Doctor Who Confidentials here.

When Time Froze also features a unique timeline of River Song, featuring Alex Kingston, as well as exclusive interviews with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill.

The episode will be available after broadcast via the BBC iPlayer until 8th October, and gets its high definition broadcast on Monday morning at 2:20am; a Cut Down version is broadcast on Sunday on BBC3 at 7:45pm.