Another Doctor Who episode is set to crash land on our screens this weekend. Unlike with The Star Beast, showrunner Russell T Davies has been especially secretive about the second of the 60th anniversary specials, Wild Blue Yonder.


A clip shared ahead of its airing has only furthered the mystery surrounding this particular storyline, which is set to take place in an abandoned space ship. Well, not-so-abandoned, as there appears to be something lurking in the vents.

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Speaking to EW, Davies reiterated how hard they'd worked to keep this one under wraps, but he also revealed that those who had seen it already were "shocked".

Before chatting to EW, the showrunner had seen the hosts of the show's official podcast react to the episode.

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"It’s like watching three people in shock, it’s one of the greatest experiences of my life," he said. "They’re supposed to be people who have opinions, and attitudes, and sass, and they’re just sitting there wide-eyed at the shock of what they’ve just watched."

He added: "We’re trying to keep it secret until transmission. Can we do that in this day and age? Is that remotely possible? So far! So far we’ve managed it. Even the very first scene is a surprise."

The Doctor (David Tennant) and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) in Doctor Who
The Doctor (David Tennant) and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) in Doctor Who. James Pardon/Bad Wolf/BBC Studios

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David Tennant, who returned to the series alongside Catherine Tate for its 60th anniversary, agreed: "It’s rather joyous to think that nobody knows what’s coming. I feel it would be churlish to change that."

He was able to offer a little teaser of what's to come, however. "There’s a very fun scene with an apple very early on!" he said.

We're not sure if that's helpful or more confusing, but we're excited to watch all the same!

An Adventure in Space and Time is available to watch on BBC iPlayer. Doctor Who continues next Saturday 2nd December at 6:30pm on BBC One. Previous episodes are available on BBC iPlayer and on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial here.

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