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Published on May 3rd, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Curse of the Black Spot Preview

As you should know by now The Curse Of The Black Spot is the third episode of the new series of Doctor Who, and airs this week with guest stars Hugh Bonneville as Captain Avery and Lily Cole as the Siren.

This week it looks a though we’ll be forgetting about spacemen and little girls for at least most of the episode as the TARDIS becomes marooned onboard a 17th-century pirate ship whose crew is being attacked by a mysterious and beautiful sea creature, as the time-travelling drama continues.

Becalmed and beset by cabin fever, the pirates have numerous superstitious explanations for the Siren’s appearance.

Naturally, the Doctor has his own ideas but as his theories are disproved again and again and every plan of escape is thwarted, he must work to win the trust of the implacable Captain Avery and uncover the truth behind the pirates’ supernatural fears – and he must work quickly, for some of his friends have already fallen under the Siren’s spell…

Once again, please forgive the minor issues that we’re having with the gallery software – instead of thumbnails, please click either of the links below:
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And here’s the trailer…

The Curse of the Black Spot is by Stephen Thompson (Sherlock) and airs on BBC One & BB HD at 6.15pm, and on BBC America an Canada’s Space channel at the usual time.

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About the Author

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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