New episode of Doctor Who to be screened at Edinburgh Television Festival 2011

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New episode of Doctor Who to be screened as part of the Edinburgh Television Festival 2011

Doctor Who

New episodes of Fresh Meat, The Killing and Comic Strip also on offer

The Edinburgh International Television Festival unveiled its programme for 2011 yesterday, marking the festival’s 36th year in operation. The series of lectures, preview screenings, masterclasses, interviews and networking parties, which takes place from Fri 26–Sun 28 Aug, is primarily aimed at those working in the media sector, although members of the public can buy tickets to all preview screenings taking place at the Filmhouse.

Among those screenings this year are Fresh Meat, a comedy-drama about a group of students entering university for the first time, starring comedian Jack Whitehall; the season two premiere of Danish crime drama The Killing; and a new 1950s noir-themed episode from the Comic Strip team starring Stephen Mangan as Tony Blair, a man accused of murder on the run.

The screening likely to attract most attention, though, is a brand new instalment of Doctor Who. The official synopsis for the episode, entitled 'Let’s Kill Hitler', is as follows:

'In the desperate search for Melody Pond, the TARDIS crash lands in 1930s Berlin, bringing the Doctor face to face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe. And Hitler. The Doctor must teach his adversaries that time travel has responsibilities - and in so doing, learns a harsh lesson in the cruellest warfare of all.'

Aside from the schedule of screenings, delegates at the festival will be able to attend talks by Ricky Gervais, Prof. Brian Cox and Google’s Executive Chairman Dr Eric Schmidt.

For full details of the programme, and information on how to register as a delegate, visit the MGEITF website.

Fresh Meat, Fri 26 Aug, 1.45pm; Doctor Who, Fri 26 Aug, 4.45pm; Comic Strip, Sat 27 Aug, 12.30pm; The Killing, Sat 27 Aug, 2.30pm. All screenings take place at the Filmhouse.

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