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Series 7: August Bank Holiday?

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been chatting to various publications in advance of the big San Diego Comic-Con 2012 appearance later today – and in his conversation with TV Guide Magazine at the Fan Favourites’ panel on Saturday, he let slip that Doctor Who Series 7 would be launched in August.

We’ve already learned that there are two preview screenings of the opening episode, Asylum of the Daleks, so could an August Bank Holiday weekend premier be on the cards?

Previous series have often launched on the Easter Bank Holiday weekends, and with a late showing for Series 7, BFI and MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival screenings and now this, the evidence is certainly pointing at Saturday, August 25th!

However, as the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival also runs over that date (23rd to 25th August), this whole line of speculation *could* simply be due to a misinterpretation of the situation concerning the word “screening”.

Naturally we’ll have to wait and see – but what we do know is that at least some people will get to see the episode that weekend…

Of course, if an August launch is planned, we shouldn’t have to wait too long for new promotional images!

Christian Cawley

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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