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4/02/2013 12:00:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

Next week's adventure for the Doctor will be The Rings of Akhaten, written by Neil Cross and directed by Farren Blackburn. The episode will broadcast on BBC One at 6:15pm on Saturday.

The Rings of Akhaten: Publicity Poster (Credit: BBC/Adrian Rogers/Ray Burmiston)Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing.

Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.

The Doctor - Matt Smith
Clara - Jenna-Louise Coleman
Merry - Emilia Jones
Dave - Michael Dixon
Ellie - Nicola Siân
The Chorister - Chris Anderson
The Mummy - Aidan Cook
Dor'een - Karl Greenwood

Writer - Neil Cross
Director - Farren Blackburn
Producer - Denise Paul
Series Producer - Marcus Wilson

This weekend's episode is again bookended by the news and The Voice UK; this week ITV is serving up You've been Framed Rides Again!. BBC Two and Channel 5 are showing the films Carry on Again, Doctor and Raid on Rommel respectively, whilst Channel 4 has news followed by Stephen Fry: Best of Gadget Man.

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Internationally, The Rings of Akhaten will be broadcast in the United States and Canada on BBC America and Space respectively at 8:00pm ET on the 6th April, and then on the 7th 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. See This Week in Doctor Who for more details on scheduling and repeats.