Series 8 (2014)

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801. DEEP BREATH
Broadcast: 23 August 2014
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Ben Wheatley
Viewers: 9.17m

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.


802. INTO THE DALEK
Broadcast: 30 August 2014
Writer: Phil Ford & Steven Moffat
Director: Ben Wheatley
Viewers: 7.29m

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?


803. ROBOT OF SHERWOOD
Broadcast: 6 September 2014
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Paul Murphy
Viewers: 7.28m

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?


804. LISTEN
Broadcast: 13 September 2014
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Viewers: 7.01m

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!


805. TIME HEIST
Broadcast: 20 September 2014
Writer: Stephen Thompson & Steven Moffat
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Viewers: 6.99m

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…


806. THE CARETAKER
Broadcast: 27 September 2014
Writer: Gareth Roberts & Steven Moffat
Director: Paul Murphy
Viewers: 6.82m

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.


807. KILL THE MOON
Broadcast: 4 October 2014
Writer: Peter Harness
Director: Paul Wilmshurst
Viewers: 6.91m

In the near future, the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon. Crash-landing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma. When Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life.


808. MUMMY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Broadcast: 11 October 2014
Writer: Jamie Mathieson
Director: Paul Wilmshurst
Viewers: 7.11m

The Doctor and Clara are on the most beautiful train in history, speeding among the stars of the future — but they are unaware that a deadly creature is stalking the passengers. Once you see the horrifying Mummy you only have 66 seconds to live. No exceptions, no reprieve. As the Doctor races against the clock Clara sees him at his deadliest and most ruthless. Will he work out how to defeat the Mummy? Start the clock!


809. FLATLINE
Broadcast: 18 October 2014
Writer: Jamie Mathieson
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Viewers: 6.71m

Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With people to save and the Doctor trapped, Clara comes up against an enemy that exists beyond human perception.


810. IN THE FOREST OF THE NIGHT
Broadcast: 25 October 2014
Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Director: Sheree Folkson
Viewers: 6.71m

One morning, in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. It doesn’t take the Doctor long to discover that the final days of humanity have arrived…


811. DARK WATER (1)
Broadcast: 1 November 2014
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Rachel Talalay
Viewers: 7.34m

In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn up. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming. “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.


812. DEATH IN HEAVEN (2)
Broadcast: 8 November 2014
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Rachel Talalay
Viewers: 7.60 million

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. Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.


SPECIAL. LAST CHRISTMAS
Broadcast: 25 December 2014
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Paul Wilmshurst
Viewers: 8.28m

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!