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Published on May 16th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

The Hungry Earth Preview

It has been 40 years since their first appearance, 26 since their last – but this Saturday night, Doctor Who features the long-awaited return of the Silurians!

Doctor Who - The Hungry Earth sees the return of the SiluriansSteven Moffat’s reimagined series of Doctor Who continues with another thrilling, frightening episode. From the pen of Chris Chibnall (42), The Hungry Earth features several elements of classic Doctor Who – a mining village, an ambitious drilling project, and a powerful, Earth-bound foe…

It’s 2015 and the most ambitious drilling project in history has reached deeper beneath the Earth’s crust than man has ever gone before – but now the ground itself is fighting back.

In the latest episode of the time-travelling drama the Doctor, Amy and Rory arrive in a tiny mining village and find themselves plunged into a battle against a deadly danger from a bygone age.

With Matt Smith as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond and Arthur Darvill as Rory, The Hungry Earth is the first part of a two-part story that also features Meera Syal, Neve McIntosh and Steven Moore.

The Hungry Earth airs at 6.15pm on Saturday, 22nd May on BBC One and BBC HD, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media

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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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