The Daleks are back in a dramatic new trailer for the upcoming seventh series of ‘Doctor Who'.

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A new promotional image has been released too, starring a battle-worn Doctor (Matt Smith) holding assistant Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) in his arms. It's an image more akin to a Hollywood blockbuster than the British sci-fi series.

Watch the trailer for the new series of Doctor Who

Opening episode ‘Asylum Of The Daleks’ promises more of the classic sci-fi villains than we’ve ever seen before and the return of some fan favourites like Special Weapons Dalek, who can be seen in the middle on the left.

"Who killed all the Daleks?" "... "Who do you think?" (Credit: BBC)

That episode will be followed up with adventures featuring the return of the Weeping Angels and a curiously bonkers episode titled ‘Dinosaurs On A Spaceship’, something the Doctor is very excited about in the trailer.

The 90 second trailer is going to be broadcast on television tonight (2 August) at around 8pm on BBC One.