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701. ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS
Broadcast: 1 September 2012
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Nick Hurran
Viewers: 8.33m

Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission – to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter… the Asylum. A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rory’s relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond’s marriage.


702. DINOSAURS ON A SPACESHIP
Broadcast: 8 September 2012
Writer: Chris Chibnall
Director: Saul Metzstein

Viewers: 7.57m

An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction – unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo… of dinosaurs! By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo.


703. A TOWN CALLED MERCY
Broadcast: 15 September 2012
Writer: Toby Whitshouse
Director: Saul Metzstein
Viewers: 8.42m

The Doctor gets a Stetson (and a gun!), and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of the Gunslinger. But who is he and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the mysterious, Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor (yes another one!) whose initial appearance is hiding a dark secret.


704. THE POWER OF THREE
Broadcast: 22 September 2012
Writer: Chris Chibnall
Director: Douglas Mackinnon

Viewers: 7.67m

The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight, almost like presents falling from the sky. But what are they, what’s inside them and most importantly, who sent them? With the international community at a loss, it’s left to the Doctor to unearth who is behind the mystery.


705. THE ANGELS TAKE MANHATTAN
Broadcast: 29 September 2012
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Nick Hurran
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Viewers: 7.96m

The Doctor’s heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory – a race against time through the streets of Manhattan, as New York’s statues come to life around them… With Rory’s life in danger, the Doctor and Amy must locate him before it’s too late! Luckily, an old friend helps them and guides the way.


7X. THE SNOWMEN
Broadcast: 25 December 2012
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Saul Metzstein

Viewers: 9.87m

Christmas Eve 1892 and the falling snow is the stuff of fairy-tales. When the fairy-tale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind or will he fight to save the world – and Christmas – from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace.


706. THE BELLS OF SAINT JOHN
Broadcast: 30 March 2013
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Colm McCarthy
Viewers: 8.44m

The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where Wi-Fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a Wi-Fi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.