Summaries, reviews and news on the new
series of Dr Who, starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna-Louise Coleman as the
Doctor and Clara Oswin Oswald. 2016 News: Series 10 has been confirmed
but no word yet as to whether it will be a split series across 2016/2017.
Peter Capaldi will definitely be in it. Jenna Coleman has already left
Doctor Who and won't be in series 10 as Clara Oswald. (However, she may
guest appear as another version of Clara Oswald at some point!)
Regarding future episodes news, please assume that 'It has been rumoured that, suggested that' and 'media articles point to the idea that' is in front of every sentence,so you won't be disappointed. Most news is cobbled together from various sources and can change at the last minute, and that includes titles of stories! Most of this is NOT confirmed. Please enjoy these possible spoilers while waiting for the real news!
Doctor Who first started in the UK on the 23rd November 1963 and ran continually until 1989. (There was a test screening of the pilot episode a week previously in a small area of London but that doesn't count!) Doctor Who continued in the form of books, stage plays, comics, magazines and audio adventures. In 1996 a US/UK co-financed telemovie burst onto our screens. It didn't rate well in the US so a related series was never taken up. 2005 and Russell T Davies got the nod to bring back Doctor Who as a TV series. In 2010 Steven Moffat continued the legacy. Doctor Who has been reconfirmed for another annual series in 2016. Squeeeee!
New Doctor Who Series
2015 Series 9 / Season 35 Capaldi Series 2
3501. The Magician's Apprentice (Part
254. 190915 by Steven Moffat
Where is the Doctor? When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from?
As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face, and for the Doctor and Clara survival seems impossible.
3502. The Witch's Familiar (Part 2)
260915 by Steven Moffat
Trapped and alone in a terrifying Dalek city, the Doctor is at the heart of an evil Empire: no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help. With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist? And will there be mercy?
Missy (The Master) is back. The Daleks
are back. The Red Dalek is back. Davros is back. Skaro is back. Higher
level TimeLord thinking is back. And best of all, the cliffhanger is back!
3503. Under the Lake (Part 1)
255. 031015 by Toby Whithouse
When an Underwater Base comes under attack, the Doctor and Clara must save the frightened crew and defeat an impossible threat. But what is behind these terrifying events? And can they really be haunted by ghosts?
3504. Before the Flood (Part 2)
101015 by Toby Whithouse
As it's by Toby I think I'm going to be too afraid to watch this one!
3505. The Girl Who Died
3506. The Woman Who Lived
256. 171015 by TBA
241015 by TBA
Set in medieval times. The Doctor gets into some sword fighting! Vikings in Space and Maisie Williams as a highwaywomen. Or is she really a battle god?
3507. The Zygon Invasion
3508. The Zygon Inversion
257. 311015 by TBA
257. 071115 by TBA
UNIT, Kate Stewart, Osgood, Zygons, a Skarasen, Mexico (?) and an insane cliffhanger. What more could you want? Rogue Zygons directly after Day of the Doctor (but before Missy's cyberplan happened? Is that why Osgood is still alive, or is Osgood a Zygon?) A Zygon chased in a supermarket!
3509. Sleep No More
258. 141115 by TBA
Rigsy, the Doctor, Clara in London investigating something. Looking at buildings and trying to track something down that was there many years ago. The Doctor uses a time map to try to locate whatever it is. Is it a beacon on the side of a building? Maybe from a Rutan? This will be a "found footage" episode style, perhaps without any titles or credits.
3510. Face the Raven
259. 211115 by TBA
M C Escher comes to live in this tribute to Castrovalva as invisible streets begin to invade a small town. The Doctor and Clara are separated as dimensions and dimensions fold in on each other and more and more streets occupy the same space and time. Can they make contact again through time and space, or is the Doctor lost forever in the infinity maze?
3511. Heaven Sent
3512. Hell Bent
260. 281115 by Steven Moffat
051215 by Steven Moffat
Part 1: Steven says this is one of the most stressful scripts he's ever written and we're never going to guess what will happen. Um, does Clara become a Time Lady? Does she become Romana? Steven works with new characters and situations with slight nods to the past. I'm guessing he only ever really stresses when he needs to get particular Doctor Who history right, so it's highly likely the Time Lords are returning. Further rumours suggest the return of Gallifrey, the degeneration to the 11th, 10th, 9th and 8th Doctor's bodies, and the Doctor needing to sacrifice the TARDIS to find Gallifrey. There is also a link to the 12th Doctor's appearance in Day of the Doctor.
Part 2: The Doctor is by himself, all alone. On Gallifrey. There is no one. Nothing. He has no idea where everyone is. Is he, like in The Space Museum, in another time track? Is he, like in Warrior's Gate, stuck in a reflection in another dimension? Is he, like in State of Decay, stuck in a universe on the other side of a charged vacuum emboitment? He has no idea. He wanders the empty shell of Gallifrey exploring long forgotten corridors, silent cathedrals, quiet as a graveyard rooms, and visiting his old barn.
3513X. 'Twas the Night Before (Suggested
261. 251215 by Steven Moffat
Riversong is Back!!
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New Doctor Who Series 2014 Series 8 / Season 34 Capaldi Series 1
Series 8 / Season 34 / PC 1 starring
Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.
The following information has been confirmed and contains the official descriptions released by the BBC
3401. Deep Breath
242 230814 By Steven Moffat
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 Claraís friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy?
The Doctor has changed. Itís time you knew him.
3402. Into the Dalek
243 300814 by Phil Ford
A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship and only the Doctor can help them now... with the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, 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 the question, am I a good man?
3403. Robot of Sherwood
244 060914 by Mark Gatiss
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?
245 130914 by Steven Moffat
When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe. What happens when the Doctor is alone? And what scares the grand old man of Time and Space? Listen! Written by Steven Moffat / directed by Douglas MacKinnon
3405. Time Heist
246 200914 by Steve Thompson
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 of terrifying power that can detect guilt.
3406. The Caretaker
247 270914 by Gareth Roberts
The terrifying Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity - but worse, and any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet. When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school, the Doctor decides to go undercover.
3407. Kill the Moon
248 041014 by Peter Harness
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.
3408. Mummy on the Orient Express
249 111014 by Jamie Mathieson
The Mummy is stalking the passengers and if it sees you you have 66 seconds to live. Clara sees the Doctor at his most deadliest and most ruthless and realises itís time to say goodbye.
250. 181014 by Jamie Mathieson
Clara is now separated from the Doctor and discovers a threat from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With no Doctor around, Clara goes against a foe that exists beyond normal perception. People are going missing and strange graffiti is appearing. Worse is that the Doctor finds himself in a shrinking TARDIS!
3410. In the Forest of the Night
251. 251014 by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The human race wakes up to the most surprising invasion yet: the trees have moved back in. Everywhere a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. Features a cast of child actors.
3411. Dark Water/Death in Heaven
252. 011114 by Steven Moffat
081114 by Steven Moffat
A two-part finale. 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. Death is not an end, promises the organisation known as 3W. Features a Cybermen invasion of earth and the return of UNIT, Kate Stewart and Osgood. The Doctor also has to contend with the mysterious Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere.
"And if you haven't heard already, The Master is back!"
3412. The Last Christmas
253X. 251214 by Steven Moffat
The Doctor and Clara face their last Christmas. Trapped on an arctic base, under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus!
Comment: The Last Christmas has got to be the most terrifying Christmas story yet. I can't even show my more sensitive adult friends! Thanks Moffat for the inception of dream crabs, and for comparing their Red Dwarf style brain through a straw sucking to the pain from an ice cream headache! I'll need to call my therapist again. Wait, did that statue move? I thought there was something there before but there's just silence. What's making that other shadow? Is that scuttling a dream crab under my bed? A clockwork droid? A crack in space time? A hand? Aaarrrgh. I think I need to see a doctor, but I've got to wait 9 months for an appointment. :( Are you my mummy?
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Predicted upcoming season / series start dates for your future records
2015 Sep 5.
2016 Aug 27
2017 Aug 26
2018 Sep 1
2019 Aug 31
2020 Aug 29
2021 Sep 4
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