Series 8 (2014)
The season ushers in an exciting new era for the show as Peter Capaldi steps into the role of the Doctor. Fans first got a glimpse of Capaldi's Doctor in November's 50th Anniversary Special, and again in the final minutes of last year's Christmas Special, but the upcoming season premiere marks the first full episode for the Twelfth Doctor. Capaldi will be joined by Jenna Coleman, who returns as companion Clara Oswald, and Samuel Anderson who joins the cast as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School where Clara also works.
Ep.1 Deep Breath
Air Date: 2014-08-23
When a dinosaur materialises alongside the Houses of Parliament in Victorian London, the Doctor's old friends, the Paternoster Gang, are relieved when he arrives, seemingly to deal with the creature. However, they soon realise that the Doctor is the one in need of help; newly regenerated, extremely volatile and questioning his self-worth, this is a very different man to the one they last saw. The only person that may be able to help him is Clara, and she is still grappling with losing the Doctor she knew and loved.
Ep.2 Into the Dalek
Air Date: 2014-08-30
A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them now. The Doctor faces his greatest enemy and he needs Clara by his side. Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever he is forced to examine his conscience. Will he find the answer to his question - "Am I a good man?"
Ep.3 Robot of Sherwood
Air Date: 2014-09-06
In a sun-dappled Sherwood Forest, The Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars. But with the fate of Nottingham at stake (and possibly Derby), there's no time for the two adventurers to get into a fight about who is real and who isn't - which is probably why they do very little else!
Air Date: 2014-09-13
What scares the grand old man of time? What horrors lurk under his bed? 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...
Ep.5 Time Heist
Air Date: 2014-09-20
The Bank of Karabraxos is the deadliest bank in the cosmos - only a fool or genius would tempt to rob it. Fortunately, for The Doctor, he's both. But nothing even The Doctor has encountered can prepare them for the Teller: a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt.
Ep.6 The Caretaker
Air Date: 2014-09-27
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 humming along just fine, so long as everybody never actually meets. And then, one morning, just before assembly, Coal Hill welcomes a new relief caretaker with a Scottish accent.
Ep.7 Kill the Moon
Air Date: 2014-10-04
In the near future, The Doctor and Clara arrive on a decrepit shuttle making a suicide 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.
Ep.8 Mummy on the Orient Express
Air Date: 2014-10-11
Aboard the most beautiful train in history, speeding among the stars of the future, a legend is stalking the passengers. Once you see the Mummy, you have 66 seconds to live. Clara sees The Doctor at his deadliest and most ruthless - and finally she realises she's made the right decision. Because this is their last adventure: it's time to say goodbye to the Time Lord.
Air Date: 2014-10-18
Separated from The Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection.
Ep.10 In the Forest of the Night
Air Date: 2014-10-25
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.
Ep.11 Dark Water
Air Date: 2014-11-01
In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Old friends and old enemies manoeuvre around The Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming over him.
Ep.12 Death in Heaven
Air Date: 2014-11-08
With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role. As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.