In the year 200,000 The Doctor and Rose, newly accompanied by Adam Mitchell, arrive on Satellite 5 – a news facility broadcasting reports to the entire Earth Empire.
The Tardis crew soon learn of a pattern of disappearances involving personnel promoted to Floor 500 from which no-one ever returns. Unsurprisingly, the time travellers suspect foul play…
Also starring is Simon Pegg as ‘The Editor’. Simon is a longtime fan of the series and was very keen to appear in the series.
“Doctor Who was a big part of my childhood so it was a great honour to be in it,” he says.
“I’d got into Doctor Who just before Jon Pertwee regenerated into Tom Baker, and as a kid I never remember the special effects being as primitive as they were. It scared the hell out of me but I loved it.”
The Long Game airs on BBC One, Saturday 7th May at 7pm.
The press pack for the episode is available from the BBC’s Press Office.