Sunday 29 August 2010

BBC Press Release: Next series of Doctor Who to be split transmission

The BBC have issued a press release indicating that the transmission of Doctor Who next year will be split into two series.

The BBC and Steven Moffat have announced today that the transmission of the next series of Doctor Who, in 2011, will be split into two blocks, transmitting in spring and autumn.

The split transmission is the result of a request from Steven Moffat to write a new Doctor Who story arc which involves a big plot twist in the middle of the series. By splitting the series Moffat plans to give viewers one of the most exciting Doctor Who cliffhangers and plot twists ever, leaving them waiting, on the edge of their seats, until the autumn to find out what happens.

Steven Moffat said: "The split series is hugely exciting because viewers will be treated to two premieres, two finales and more event episodes. For the kids it will never be more than a few months to the next Doctor Who! Easter, Autumn, Christmas!!"

Media Coverage
Sky TV(31st) - New Doctor Who Series Split In Two
CBBC(31st) - Next Doctor Who TV series will be shown in two parts
flick filosopher(30th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: two-parter 2011 series to feature midseason “game-changing cliffhanger”
Den of Geek(30th) - Doctor Who series 6 mid-season hiatus reaction
Techland(30th) - Two Times The Seasons, Half The Episodes: Doctor Who Regenerates Format
UGO(30th) - Doctor Who to Split in Two Next Season
Metro(30th) - Doctor Who series split in two to allow for huge plot twist
Mirror(30th) - BBC set to fight ITV's X Factor by enlisting Doctor Who to help Strictly Come Dancing
MSN(30th) - Double dose of Doctor Who on way
Scotsman(30th) - Doctor Who fans promised best-ever cliffhanger - and double finale
Escapist(29th) - Next Doctor Who Season Split in Two
Guardian(29th) - Doctor Who to have 'game-changing cliffhanger' as Steven Moffat announces double series (video)
TV Overmind(29th) - Breaking News: Doctor Who’s Sixth Series To Be Split In Two!
Digital Spy(29th) - New 'Doctor Who' series split in two
Guardian(29th) - Doctor Who promises 'game-changing cliffhanger' as series split in two
Press Association(29th) - Double dose of Doctor Who on way