‘Doctor Who’ prequel ‘Pond Life’ mini-adventures announced

The BBC has revealed that five Doctor Who mini-adventures will be released online next week ahead of the new series.

Available on the official Doctor Who website and the BBC’s YouTube Channel, Pond Life is written by Chris Chibnall and will feature Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, plus “some unexpected surprises”.

Chibnall commented: “Pond Life provides us with a lovely opportunity to catch-up with Amy and Rory since we saw them at the end of the last series. It opens with the Ponds at home and gives us an insight in to just what happens when the Doctor drops in and out of their lives. Travelling with the Doctor is one of the greatest things you can do, but it’s fun to spend a few moments looking at the chaos he can also bring.”

Executive producer Caroline Skinner added: “Chris has written a beautiful, heartfelt and wickedly funny piece about the adventures the Ponds have been having with the Doctor since we last saw them on-screen. It’s not long till the series itself will be back with a vengeance – but in the meantime Pond Life is a truly heartwarming piece about our best-loved companions and their madcap relationship with their raggedy Doctor.”

The first episode of Pond Life will be available to watch at noon on Monday 27th August, with new instalments released each day until Friday 31st August.

Asylum of the Daleks will air at 7.20pm on Saturday 1st September on BBC One.

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