New Doctor Who Series Details

It has been revealed that the first episode in the new series of Doctor Who which features the 11th Doctor (played by Matt Smith) will be a full 60 minutes long and has been called "The Eleventh Hour".

In news of the series, the Doctor and his new companion (Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillan) will explore 16th century Venice, France around 1890 and best of all a far future UK, now floating in outer space. The Daleks are set to make a return and there is a "silent menace" that follows the Doctor and Amy everywhere they go (series long story arc maybe?).

The Weeping Angels are also returning, first seen in the rather excellent episode "blink" which has earned Steve Moffat the 2008 BAFTA craft and BAFTA Cymru awards for Best Writer and which itself won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and was nominated for a Nebula Award.

Richard Curtis is known to be helping pen the scripts for this new series, which is set to appear in "Spring" this year, which will most likely mean around Easter time. In the meantime you can take a glimpse of what's in store with the trailer below.