Doctor Who returns with Asylum of the Daleks

Matt Smith at the National Television Awards

Doctor Who star Matt Smith

The first episode of the new series of 'Doctor Who' will be called 'Asylum of the Daleks' and will see the Time Lord battle his deadliest foes once more.

The first episode of 'Doctor Who' Series 7 will be called 'Asylum of the Daleks'.

The title has been confirmed after months of speculation and the first adventure will see the return of the Doctor's deadliest foe.

Nicolas Pegg - who operates the Daleks for the BBC One series - confirmed the name on twitter, writing: "The title has been officially announced, so at last we can say it aloud: it was an absolute blast shooting Asylum of the Daleks! #DoctorWho. (sic)"

It was previously revealed that every generation of Dalek from the last five decades would be returning for the episode after the iconic characters were given a rest in Series 6 by head writer Steven Moffat.

Steven said: "We have every kind of Dalek coming back. Just wait and see."

One Dalek that was been drafted in to fight Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith is one called Russell T. Davies, which belongs to the programme's former showrunner of the same name and the man responsible for bringing 'Doctor Who' back to TV screens in 2005.

The highly-anticipated episode will be screened On August 14 at the BFI Southbank in London ahead of its rumoured premiere at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

No official announcement has yet been made regarding the official air date of the series.


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