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'Doctor Who': New series time slot confirmed

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The time slot for Doctor Who's return later this month has been confirmed.

'The Bells of Saint John' - the first of eight new episodes - will air at 6.10pm on Saturday, March 30, according to the Radio Times.

Doctor Who iconic poster: 'The Bells of St John'

© BBC / Adrian Rogers / Ray Burmiston

Doctor Who iconic poster: 'The Bells of St John'



The episode - penned by Who showrunner Steven Moffat - has been described as a 'modern-day urban thriller' and was partly shot on location in London.

'Bells' will see the Doctor (Matt Smith) and enigmatic new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) investigating a threat lurking in the UK's WiFi network. Guest star Celia Imrie will play the sinister Miss Kizlet.

Series seven of Doctor Who opened with 'Asylum of the Daleks' - which aired at the later time of 7.20pm on September 1, 2012.

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However, the air time for 'The Bells of Saint John' is in line with series six opener 'The Impossible Astronaut' - first screened at 6pm on April 23, 2011 - and Matt Smith's debut 'The Eleventh Hour', which was broadcast at 6.20pm on April 3, 2010.

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