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Doctor Who is gearing up for its 50th anniversary, and the producers and writers of the show have pulled out all the stops. All SORTS of stuff is happening in the Doctor's universe, and it begins with the first episode for the second half of Series 7. The episode is titled 'The Bells of St. John' and the Doctor () and his companion, Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), find themselves in a world of trouble.

Check out the poster for the episode below:

Yeah, that's definitely London's Shard blowing to bits all around the good Doctor.

'The Bells of St. John' is a modern-day thriller, set against the backdrops of London icons Westminster Bridge and the aforementioned Shard (which is apparently in store for a lot of window repair). The Doctor is also getting new baddies to battle, some ominous-sounding creatures known as the Spoonheads, who fight the Doctor as he discovers something evil is lurking in the Wi-Fi.

The second half of the series has some seriously amazing writers lined up, starting with of Sherlock fame. Other Sherlock writers include and Stephen Thompson, and from Luther. Last but not least, the incomparable will be penning an episode or two.

Series co-producer and writer Moffat is ecstatic about what the 50th anniversary has in store for Doctor Who fans:

It’s the 50th year of Doctor Who and look what’s going on! We’re up in the sky and under the sea! We’re running round the rings of an alien world and then a haunted house. There’s new Cybermen, new Ice Warriors and a never before attempted journey to the centre of the TARDIS. And in the finale, the Doctor’s greatest secret will at last be revealed! If this wasn’t already our most exciting year it would be anyway! a lot of exclamation points. The man clearly means serious business.

Along with Smith and Coleman, the season will see a galaxy of guest stars in the forms of , , , , Jessica Raine and . Mother and daughter duo Dame and will also appear together on screen for the first time.

Again, Doctor Who returns its all-new episodes to the airwaves on Saturday, March 30th for both BBC One and BBC America.


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