Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Next Time: A Town Called Mercy

The BBC have released a variety of photos to promote A Town Called Mercy, which will premiere on BBC1 next Saturday at 7:35pm.
The Doctor gets a Stetson (and a gun!), and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of the Gunslinger.

But who is he and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the mysterious Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor (yes another one!) whose initial appearance is hiding a dark secret.

Writer: Toby Whithouse
Executive Producers: Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner
Producer: Marcus Wilson
Director: Saul Metzstein
 


A Town Called Mercy is due to be broadcast at these times around the world:
United Kingdom : Saturday 15th September, 7:35pm BST   BBC1
United States  : Saturday 15th September, 9:00pm ET    BBC America
Canada         : Saturday 15th September, 9:00pm ET    SPACE
Australia      : Saturday 22nd September, 7:30pm AEST  ABC (also on iView from 16th Sept)
New Zealand    : Thursday 27th September, 8:30pm NZST  Prime


Radio Times visits A Town Called Mercy

This week's Radio Times features an interview with the cast, who talk about their Wild West adventure.

Matt Smith:
We're in the Wild West! I get to ride horses! I get to play cowboy. Guns! Saloon bar doors… You literally get Doctor Who does the Wild West.
Arthur Darvill:
I don't get to burst through any saloon bar doors. I might try to put some in. I've invented a new award, which I think Bafta should give, which is the Best Performance in the Back of Shot. So I'm going to burst through some saloon doors and see if it makes the episode.
Karen Gillan:
I do have a bit of a gun moment in this. But then Amy has had a few gun moments. I'm thinking now she knows how to use a gun. Which is going to be fun because we're in the Wild West and I'm going to look like I know what I'm doing.”

The full interview can be read in the latest edition, out today.
(with thanks to Radio Times)


Coming Soon: The Power of Three

Meanwhile, Radio Times has listed The Power of Three to remain in the 7:35-8:20pm timeslot on 22nd September; BBC Programme Information has yet to confirm the time, which will be finalised later in the week.

The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight, almost like presents falling from the sky.

But what are they, what’s inside them and most importantly, who sent them? With the international community at a loss, it’s left to the Doctor to unearth who is behind the mystery.

Guest stars: Mark Williams, Steven Berkoff and Jemma Redgrave

Written by Chris Chibnall
Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
Produced by Marcus Wilson