Thursday, 10 March 2011

Series 6: Everything We Know So Far

Over on the forum, Peri-Peri has been keeping a regular spoiler/episode chart. A new update was posted earlier today so check below for what she has compiled so far....

Episodes 1 & 2 - Titles Unconfirmed

Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Toby Haynes
Plot Outline: The two-part season opener sees The Doctor, Amy and Rory and River embarking on an epic adventure in 1960s America. Locations include the Utah Desert, The Oval Office and Area 51. Filming in Wales saw people in period dress as well as a cafe in Cardiff transformed into an American Diner. Set photos also showed that areas were mocked up to look like New York. Amy, River and Rory are all seen with tally marks on their bodies, possibly relating to the Silence/Silents. A section of script heard during filming included:

Canton: “Stop! Don’t move!”
River: “There are loads of them, They’re everywhere”
Canton: “America is being invaded!”
River: “America was invaded a long time ago, America is occupied”
Canton: “Don’t move! There’s no way out!”
River: “Oh really?"

There is also a rumour that the script will include the phrase 'Time's gone all bumpy wumpy'. The Doctor will be captured and held at Area 51, long enough to grow a substantial beard. Cavaliers and Nazis will also play a part. Episode one has been confirmed to air on April 23rd, with speculation that episode two will air the following night. It has been claimed that episode one is called 'The Silence'.

Confirmed Cast: Alex Giannini; Kerry Shale (Dr. Renfrew); Emilio Aquino (Busboy); Ricky Fearon (Tramp); Peter Banks (Dr. Shepherd); Chuck Iwuji; Kieran O'Connor (Guard); Henrietta Clemett; Sydney Wade (Little Girl); Tommy Campbell (Sergeant); Mark Sheppard (Canton Everett Delaware III); Jeff Marsh; Marnix Van Der Broeke (The Silent); Mark Griffin (Phil); Glen Wrage; Paul Critoph; Nancy Baldwin; Stuart Milligan; W Morgan Sheppard; Adam Napier (Captain Simmons).

Episode 3 - Title Unconfirmed
Writer: Steve Thompson
Director: Jeremy Webb
Plot Outline: Pirates will be involved in the story and there will be filming at Charlestown, an 18th century port in Cornwall. Filming has been taking place aboard an 18th century pirate ship and video clips from the set see Amy brandishing a sword, being taken below decks and swinging from ropes. We also see the Doctor being made to walk the plank. A Pentogram has been seen painted onto the ship, though as yet we know no reason behind this. Some of the dialogue heard includes:

DOCTOR: Interesting jewellery by the way. And you’ve redecorated. What happened to the rest of the crew? Big ship, where’s the Pirates. I suppose the rest are hiding, they’re all going to jump out and shout "Boo!"

Dialogue from a video posted on the forum of filming in Cornwall indicates that sirens/selkies will be involved and that the pirates fight with sticks instead of swords as 'blood attracts it'. The BBC released a statement saying that Lily Cole will be playing a character that 'haunts a pirate ship'. Rory is also rumoured to become possessed by the Siren.

Confirmed Cast: Hugh Bonnefield (Avery); Lee Ross (Boatswain); Michael Begley (Mulligan); Oscar Lloyd (Freddy); Lily Cole (Siren)

Episode 4 - Title Unconfirmed
Writer: Neil Gaiman
Director: Richard Clark
Plot Outline: This story is to be set on a 'junkyard planet' and will feature 'someone or something not seen since The War Games' as well as someone who 'might just turn out to be an old acquaintance with a new face'. The title was originally to be 'The House Of Nothing', though this has apparantly changed. DWM revealed that the beginning of the episode will be set in 'void space' and there will be a knock on the TARDIS door. Idris begins the episode by preparing for death, but instead of dying she goes mad and then bites the Doctor. Piers Wenger has stated that there will be a 'terrifying chase'. It has been rumoured that Amy and Rory will find themselves lost in the TARDIS, though this could be confused with a similar theory for episode 9.
Confirmed Cast: Suranne Jones (Idris); Elizabeth Berrington (Auntie); Adrian Schiller (Uncle).

Episodes 5 & 6 - The Rebel Flesh & Gangers
Writer: Matthew Graham
Director: Julian Simpson
Plot Outline: The TARDIS trio battle a new life form in a monastery and have to dodge pools of acid. Little else is known about the plot at present but filming took place in Norman castles in Cardiff, Caerphilly and St. Donats as well as Neath Abbey and Rhumney Vicarage. A Sontaran has been seen on set, possibly during pickups from this episode. The story is set to feature clones who work in an office block as well as apparant flashbacks to the Doctors time on Skaro during 'Genesis'. The Doctor will have a 'dilemma the like of which he's never seen before'.
Confirmed Cast: Sarah Smart (Jennifer Lucas); Leon Vickers; Marshall Lancaster (Buzzer); Mark Bonnar; Raquel Cassidy; Edmond Moulton (Adam);

Episode 7 - Demons Run (this has been confirmed to change. see below)
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Peter Hoar
Plot Outline:Part one of a two parter. Part two to be shown in the Autumn. A Sontaran has been seen on set, though this could be a pickup from block 3 (eps 5/6) Filming has also taken place in The National Museum where they filmed the museum scenes for The Big Bang. Cybermen have been confirmed for the episode, though as yet there is no word on whether they will be mondas or Cybus. There has been talk of a revised Cybermen design that mirrors earlier Mondas designs but it is not yet known if they will be used. Several theories include the Doctor revisiting members of the Alliance throughout the story, though this is unconfirmed. The 'Blue Man' seen bartering with River in The Pandorica Opens has been seen on set for this episode. It has been rumoured that the Cybermen will capture the doctor and freeze him, leading to the cliffhanger. Moffat has anounced that the title of this episode will change to either A Good Man Goes to War or His Darkest Hour.
Confirmed Cast: Dan Johnston (Thin Man), Dan Starkey (Sontaran), Annabel Cleare, Charlie Baker (Fat Man), Danny Sapani; Joshua Hayes (Lucas);

Episode 8 - Title Unconfirmed
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Unknown
Plot Outline: Part two of the split series cliffhanger
Confirmed Cast: Nobody is confirmed as yet, though it is likely that several will reappear from the previous episode

Episode 9 - What Are Little Boys Made Of? (this has been confirmed to change)
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Richard Clark
Plot Outline: This story is apparantly set within an orphanage and includes lifesife living dolls. River Song apparantly returns, as does the TARDIS seen in The Lodger, though these have also been spculated to be part of the opner or part of Neil Gaimans episode (3). Filming took place on a council estate near Bristol which included an old lady and creepy looking twin girls. Filming at Dyrham House saw the Doctor, Amy and Rory chased by giant scissors and toys. One of the posters on the forum also mentioned that we will be seeing more of the TARDIS in this episode, though it will likely be limited to corridors. Extra corridors have also been rumoured for episode 4. Mark Gatiss has said that the title will 'probably' change and other suggestions are 'House Call' and 'Night Terrors'. He also said the little boy in the story is called George 'who is frightened of everything. He has a nervous cough and a nervous blink, and he’s frightened of clowns, old toys, enclosed spaces, vans … and particularly of something being in the cupboard in his bedroom. And the Doctor turns up and tells him that he’s right! I can’t tell you anything more except that the monsters are the creepiest things ever.'
Confirmed Cast: James Oram (George); Daniel Mays (Alex); Emma Cunniffe (Clare); Sophie Cosson (Julie); Leila Hoffman (Mrs. Rossiter); Andrew Tiernan (Mr. Purcell/Mr. Jones); Louise-Marie Bowen (Mrs. Rossiter, China Doll), Fern Duncan, Frances Encell.

Episode 10 - Title Unconfirmed
Writer: Tom MacRae
Director: Nick Hurran
Plot Outline: Filming has been taking place at Uskmouth power station with Karen Gillan wearing prosthetics to make her look older. Due to the double banking of episodes, this could belong to episode 12.
Confirmed Cast: Unknown

Episode 11 - The God Complex
Writer: Toby Whitehouse
Director: Nick Hurran
Plot Outline: According to DWM, the episode is set entirely in a hotel where the rooms and corridors keep changing and are filled with ventriloquists’ dummies and balloons.
Confirmed Cast: David Walliams (Gibbis);

Episode 12 - Title Unconfirmed
Writer: Gareth Roberts
Director: Steve Hughes
Plot Outline: Filming has been taking place at a department store in Cardiff. There is a rumour that a character will get a look back into their childhood, which is speculated to be Rory based on the fact that the department store is called Sanderson & Grainger and the Brilliant Book of Doctor Who had '12 years on and Rory’s still terrified of Granny Grainger' as one of its potential spoilers. Cybermats have been confirmed to appear in the episode, and were seen during filming. James Cordon was also seen filming with a baby. Gareth Roberts confirmed at a convention that one of the lines is 'I work in a shop now'.
Confirmed Cast: James Cordon (Craig); Lynda Baron;

Episode 13 - Title Unconfirmed
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Adam Smith
Plot Outline: Series finale. It has been rumoured that episode 13 will be a stand alone and that episodes 11 & 12 will instead be a two parter. For the moment this is unconfirmed
Confirmed Cast: Unknown

Cybermen are rumoured to be appearing in some form in at least episodes 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 & 13. Episodes 12 and 10 are reportedly being double banked and filmed simultaneously in a block with episode 12. 8 and 13 remain unfilmed as far as we are aware. Alex Kingson has been seen back in Cardiff so will probably resume filming on those two episodes in the next block. There is plenty more to be found around the forum that is as yet unconfirmed so check the spoiler and speculation threads for more info.
So there we have it. A bilg old comprehensive pile of what we know so far. The chart is updated regularly so keep checking back HERE for all the latest updates from Peri-Peri

No comments:

Post a Comment