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The Eight Series of rebooted Doctor Who was comissioned in May 2013. It features Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman returning as Clara Oswald.

It features 12 episodes which were broadcast from the 23rd of August 2014, shown in a continuous run, the first since Series 5 in 2010. Before the launch of the series a high profile world tour led to Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat visiting 5 continents showing the first episode.

The series recived mostly positive reviews. Capaldi's new Doctor was praised for his rough, new persona. Jenna Coleman's Clara was praised for the deeper exploration of her character. The darker tone was recieved positively with episodes such as "Listen", "Flatline" and "Dark Water" recieving extremley positive reviews from critics.

Main CastEdit

  • Peter Capaldi - The Twelfth Doctor (12/12)
  • Jenna Coleman - Clara Oswald (12/12)

Recurring and Returning Cast Edit

  • Samuel Anderson - Danny Pink (10/12)  
  • Michelle Gomez - Missy/ The Mistress (7/12)  
  • Ellis George - Courtney Woods (4/12)
  • Neve Mcltosh - Vastra (1/12)
  • Catrin Stewart - Jenny Flint (1/12)
  • Dan Starkey - Strax (1/12)   
  • Jemma Redgrave - Kate Stewart (1/12) 
  • Ingrid Oliver - Osgood (1/12)  
  • Chris Addision - Seb (3/12)


  • Executive Producers - Brian Minchin, Steven Moffat   
  • Producers - Peter Bennet, Nikki Wilson
  • Writers - Steven Moffat, Phil Ford, Mark Gatiss, Gareth Roberts, Steve Thompson, Peter Harness, Jamie Mathieson, Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Directors - Ben Wheatley, Paul Muphy, Douglas Mackinnon, Paul Wilmshurst, Rachel Talalay, Sheree Folkson
  • Composer - Murray Gold 

Episode List - Series 8 (2014) Edit

Story No.

Episode No.

Title Written By Directed By Broadcast Date Final Viewing Figures (m)
242 8.01 "Deep Breath" Steven Moffat Ben Wheatly 23 August 2014 9.17
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"The Doctor needs us, you more than anyone. He is lost in the ruin of himself and we must bring him home."

When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London, he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor and will Clara’s friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy? The Doctor has changed. It’s time you knew him.

Story Notes: First apperance of Heaven/The Promised Land and Missy. First apperance of Courtney Woods. Final apperance of Vastra, Strax and Jenny.

243 8.02 "Into the Dalek" Phil Ford and Steven Moffat Ben Wheatly 30 August 2014 7.29

“Die all you like, not my problem.”

In the dying days of a bitter war, a beleaguered army has one last hope: a Dalek so damaged it has become good.  But can it be trusted? To find out, a miniaturised team, led by The Doctor and Clara, embark on a fantastic voyage into the Dalek itself...

Story Notes: Return of the Daleks. Danny Pink's first apperance.
244 8.03 "Robot of Sherwood" Mark Gatiss Paul Murphy 6 September 2014 7.28
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“When did you start believing in impossible heroes?”

In a sun-dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood. With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes really exist?

Story Notes: Robots trying to find "The Promised Land/Heaven".
245 8.04 "Listen" Steven Moffat Douglas Mackinnon 13 September 2014 7.01
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“What if every single living being has a companion. A silent passenger. A shadow.”

Ghosts of the past and future crowd into the lives of The Doctor and Clara; a terrified caretaker in a children's home, the last man standing in the universe, and a little boy who doesn't want to join the army...

Story Notes: Clara finds a young Doctor on Gallifrey in the Barn seen in "The Day of the Doctor" (2013).
246 8.05 "Time Heist" Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat Douglas Mackinnon 20 September 2014 6.99

“I’m an amnesiac robbing a bank, why would I be okay?”

The Doctor turns bank robber when he is given a task he cannot refuse – to steal from the most dangerous bank in the cosmos. With the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and cyber-augmented gamer, the Doctor and Clara must fight their way past deadly security and come face to face with the fearsome Teller: a creature that can detect guilt.

Story Notes: 
247 8.06 "The Caretaker" Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat Paul Murphy 27 Septemeber 2014 6.82

“Go home and canoodle, that’s an order.”

Clara has it all under control: her life at school, her life in space; her new boyfriend and her mad old Time Lord. Everything is just fine, so long as no one meets. And then, one morning, just before assembly, Coal Hill welcomes a new caretaker with a Scottish accent. With Clara’s world about to explode around her, terrifying events near the school make it clear that the rest of the world is about to do the same, the Scovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity.

Story Notes: First apperance of Seb in the Nethersphere.
248 8.07 "Kill the Moon" Peter Harness Paul Wilmshurst 4 October 2014 6.91
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“How would you like to be the first woman on the Moon?”

The Doctor, Clara and Courtney find themeselves on a shuttle on a mission to the Moon. Crashing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of eviscerated corpses, spider-like creatures scuttling about in the dark, and a terrible dilemma. When Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life. Is the man she’s trusted so long really a hero after all? Is he even her friend? 

Story Notes: 
249 8.08 "Mummy on the Orient Express" Jamie Mathieson Paul Wilmshurst 11 October 2014 7.11

"To our last hurrah" 

Aboard the most beautiful train in history, speeding among the stars of the future, a legend is stalking the passengers. Once you see The Foretold, you have 66 seconds to live. One last mystrey for Clara and The Doctor to solve together, as she gets ready to say goodbye to the Timelord.

Story Notes: The basis of this story was first hinted at in 'The Big Bang' (2010). 
250 8.09 "Flatline" Jamie Mathieson Douglas Mackinnon 18 October 2014 6.71

“They are everywhere. We’ve been so blind.”

Separated from The Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even walls can't protect you. Clara goes against a foe that exists beyond normal perception.

Story Notes:
251 8.10 "In the Forest of the Night" Frank Cottrell Boyce Sheree Folkson 25 October 2014 6.92

“I can fight monsters, I can’t fight physics.”

One morning in London, and every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to the most surprising invasion yet: the trees have moved back in. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. The Doctor soon realises that the final days of humanity have arrived… 

Story Notes: 
252a 8.11 "Dark Water"  Steven Moffat Rachel Talalay 1 November 2014 7.34

"Missy, short for Mistress. Well I couldn't keep on calling myself the Master now could I."

In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Old enemies manoeuvre around The Doctor. Death is not an end, promises the sinister organisation known only as 3W - but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was. 

Story Notes: Return of the Master and the Cybermen.
252b 8.12 "Death in Heaven"  Steven Moffat Rachel Talalay 8 November 2014 7.60

"Travelling with you made me feel really special, thank you Doctor, thank you for making me feel special."

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite and the Doctor takes to the air. Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.

Production Edit

Block No. Episode No. Dates Director Producer
One 8.01/ 8.02

7 January - 18 February

Ben Wheatley Niki Wilson
Two 8.04/ 8.05 17 February - 21 March Douglas Mckinnon Peter Bennett
Three 8.03/ 8.06 24 March - 2 May Paul Murphy Niki Wilson
Four 8.07/ 8.08 5 May - 12 June Paul Wilmshurst Peter Bennett
Five  8.09  29 May - 15 June Douglas Mckinnon Niki Wilson
Six  8.11/8.12 4 June - 21 July Rachel Talalay Peter Bennett
Seven 8.10 22 July - 6 August Sheree Folkson Paul Frift

Statistics Edit

Episode Title

Duration (mins)

AI (/100)

Final BARB Figure (m)

Chart Place (Week) Audience Share (%) BBC Live+7 Rating* (m)

BBC AMERICA Rating (m)

"Deep Breath" 76 82 9.17 2 37.9 10.76 2.19
"Into the Dalek" 47 84 7.29 9 30.4 8.26 1.23
"Robot of Sherwood" 47 82 7.28 10 31.1 8.25 1.11
"Listen" 48 82 7.01 7 29.6 7.80 1.13
"Time Heist" 45 84 6.99 14 29.6 7.96 1.03
"The Caretaker" 45 83 6.82 20 26.4 7.76 0.96
"Kill the Moon" 45 82 6.91 20 26.6 7.83 0.94
"Mummy on the Orient Express" 46 85 7.11 14 26.6 8.09 0.97
"Flatline" 43 85 6.71 23 25.6 7.85 -
"In the Forest of the Night" 45 83 6.92 20 26.3 7.79 1.06
"Dark Water" 46 85 7.34 16 27.4 8.52 1.02
"Death in Heaven" 57 83 7.60 14 28.8 8.81 1.02
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