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Published on May 13th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley

The Empty Child

BBC Programme Information has confirmed that broadcast of episode 9 of the new series will be broadcast earlier in the evening than previous weeks. This is due to a busy weekend for BBC tv, when they provide in depth coverage of both the FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Arsenal, as well as the Eurovision Song Contest.

Below is the Programme Information as supplied by the BBC Press Office.

“Doctor Who – The Empty Child Ep 9/13

6.25-7.10pm BBC ONE

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The Doctor and Rose travel back in time to Forties London in the first part of an action adventure, written by Steven Moffat (Coupling). It is 1941 and the Blitz is raging.A mysterious cylinder is being guarded by the Army, while homeless children, living on the

bombsites, are being terrorised by an unearthly child.And when Rose meets the dashing Captain Jack Harkness, it seems she may have found a hero better than the Doctor himself…

Christopher Eccleston is the Doctor, Billie Piper is Rose, John Barrowman is Captain Jack Harkness and Richard Wilson is Doctor Constantine.”

The Empty Child is the first part of a two-part story written by Steven Moffat. Steven Moffat is best known for the BBC2 sitcom “Coupling” as well as the Doctor Who Comic Relief skit starring Rowan Atkinson The Curse of the Fatal Death. He’s also written “Press Gang” for Childrens’s ITV in the early 1990s and the woefully underrated “Joking Apart” for BBC2.

His story promises to be a mix of suspense, humour and extremely tight plotting.

15 May Update

End credits announcer on Saturdays broadcast announced that next weeks Doctr Who would be shown at 18.30. Best to check the listings on the day of broadcast.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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