Doctor Who will call you on Skype for weekly adventures

Justin Mahboubian-Jones

From Digital Spy

The BBC is partnering with Skype to provide an "innovative digital experience" featuring an all-new creation: the Doctor Who Bot.

The Doctor-bot is the centre of a six-part Doctor Who adventure called The Key to Time, where you will join everyone's favourite Gallifreyan Time Lord in search of the key's fragments – all of which have been scattered throughout space and time.

The adventure takes place in a Skype chat between players and Doctor Who Bot. In addition to sending videos and witty repartee, the bot asks player to solve puzzles further his quest.

We at Digital Spy have already delved into the first chapter of The Key to Time, and while we don't want to give too much away, any fans of riddles are going to enjoy its brainteasers.

And The Doctor? Well, he's as talkative and effervescent as ever.

A new instalment in The Key To Time will be released released weekly from today (Wednesday, May 3). Anyone who's added the Doctor Who Bot to their contacts will be contacted by the Time Lord, direct from the TARDIS.

The experience is available on most platforms via Skype, but has been optimised for mobiles. In order to take part on the go, you'll probably want to download the Skype app for Android or iOS.

If you're not so keen on the app, you could also use Skype's web client to take part through a browser page.

Doctor Who series 10 is currently airing on BBC One on Saturdays and the next episode, 'Knock Knock', features David Suchet of Poirot fame as a sinister landlord.

And to watch our review of last week's instalment 'Thin Ice', simply click on the video player below:

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