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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Doctor Who: Pond Life - New Mini Series Announced

The BBC have announced a new series of mini-episodes of Doctor Who called Pond Life that all together act as a prequel to Asylum of the Daleks, read on for further details:

Matt Smith returns as the Doctor and called Asylum of the Daleks ‘a cracker’, adding, ‘Steven Moffat has written an absolute belter and we have made the Daleks scary again’. But before that, we have Pond Life to look forward to! 

Featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, this five-part mini-adventure premieres on the official Doctor Who website at noon on Monday with parts 2-5 stripped daily across the week. Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Saul Metzstein, the omnibus version of Pond Life will be shown on the BBC Red Button on Saturday, 1st September.

Chris Chibnall commented, "Pond Life provides us with a lovely opportunity to catch-up with Amy and Rory since we saw them at the end of the last series. It opens with the Ponds at home and gives us an insight in to just what happens when the Doctor drops in and out of their lives.  Travelling with the Doctor is one of the greatest things you can do, but it's fun to spend a few moments looking at the chaos he can also bring."

Caroline Skinner, executive producer, said "Chris has written a beautiful, heartfelt and wickedly funny piece about the adventures the Ponds have been having with the Doctor since we last saw them on-screen.  It's not long till the series itself will be back with a vengeance - but in the meantime, Pond Life is a truly heart-warming piece about our best-loved companions and their madcap relationship with their raggedy Doctor."

Pond Life premieres on the official Doctor Who website on Monday 27th August and each episode is to be posted daily throughout the week to Friday, with an omnibus version to be featured on BBC Red Button on Saturday. Doctor Who returns Saturday 1st September at 7:20pm to BBC One and BBC One HD.