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Published on August 13th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

New Episode Title Changed?

Matt Smith and Dougray Scott in Doctor Who Series 7

Doctor Who Director of Photography Mike Southorn (Little Man Tate, Wuthering Heights) has confirmed episode ten of Series 7 – originally rumoured to be called ‘The Phantom of the Hex’ – now has the altogether more subtle title of…

[spoiler ]

…The Hider in the House.


On his official website Southorn posted the image you see above of Matt Smith and guest star Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II) lit solely by candle light in a section dedicated to the episode currently under construction.

Little is known about the episode although Dougray Scott, speaking on This Morning (via Doctor Who TV) confirmed that he would be playing a Professor (maybe even The Professor?) and, judging by his clothing in this leaked picture, it may also be a period piece (most publications are listing a ‘Victorian era’ tale but, personally, his attire looks more 1950’s/60’s.)

Shot this June, The Hider in the House was written by Booker Prize nominee Neil Cross (Luther) and directed by Jamie Payne (Ashes to Ashes) and features Kemi-Bo Jacobs (Lewis), Jessica Rain (Robin Hood) and, of course Jenna-Louise Coleman.

(With thanks to Charles)


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

3 Responses to New Episode Title Changed?

  1. avatar DavidF says:

    If titles can be regarded as spoilers, does that mean when I go into a bookshop I should close my eyes and grab a book at random in case I catch sight of the cover?

    • Absolutely – and don’t use Amazon ;)

  2. avatar TonyS says:

    Sometimes changing an episode’s title works. Sometimes we lose such title as “Flight of the Chimeron” and “Strange Matter” and get lacklustre titles like “Delta and the”… I think you know what I mean.

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