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4/09/2013 12:00:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

Next week's adventure for the Doctor and Clara will be Cold War, written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Douglas Mackinnon. The episode will premiere on BBC One in the UK on Saturday at the earlier time of 6:00pm.

Cold War: Publicity Poster (Credit: BBC/Adrian Rogers/Ray Burmiston)The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths.

An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!

The Doctor - Matt Smith
Clara - Jenna-Louise Coleman
Captain Zhukov - Liam Cunningham
Professor Grisenko - David Warner
Lieutenant Stepashin - Tobias Menzies
Piotr - Josh O'Connor
Onegin - James Norton
Belevich - Charlie Anson
Skaldak - Spencer Wilding
Voice of Skaldak - Nicholas Briggs

Writer - Mark Gatiss
Director - Douglas Mackinnon
Producer - Marcus Wilson


This week continues to see the episode between the news and The Voice, with the competition from ITV once again in the form of You've Been Framed. BBC Two offers The Story of Are You Being Served? followed by an episode of the show, whilst Channel 4 has the news followed by Sarah Beeny's Selling Houses. Meanwhile, Channel 5 finishes the film Rocky III and then commences The Magnificent Seven Ride!



Internationally, Cold War will be broadcast in the United States and Canada on BBC America and SPACE respectively at 8:00pm ET on the 13th April, and then on the 14th it can be seen in Australia via ABC at 7:30pm, Poland via BBC Entertainment at 6:00pm, and South Africa via BBC Entertainment at 7:00pm. Meanwhile, New Zealand finally gets to see the new series launch with The Bells of Saint John this Thursday on PRIME at 7:30pm.

See This Week in Doctor Who for more details on scheduling and repeats.

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