Series 9 (2015)

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901. THE MAGICIAN’S APPRENTICE (1)
Broadcast: 19 September 2015
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Hettie MacDonald
Viewers: 6.54m

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.


902. THE WITCH’S FAMILIAR (2)
Broadcast: 26 September 2015
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Hettie MacDonald
Viewers: 5.71m

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?


903. UNDER THE LAKE (1)
Broadcast: 3 October 2015
Writer: Toby Whithouse
Director: Daniel O’Hara
Viewers: 5.63m

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?


904. BEFORE THE FLOOD (2)
Broadcast: 10 October 2015
Writer: Toby Whithouse
Director: Daniel O’Hara
Viewers: 6.05m

On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord – the Fisher King – sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable?


905. THE GIRL WHO DIED
Broadcast: 17 October 2015
Writer: Jamie Mathieson & Steven Moffat
Director: Ed Bazalgette
Viewers: 6.56m

Captured by Vikings, the Doctor and Clara must help protect their village from Space Warriors from the future: the Mire. Outnumbered and outgunned, their fate seems inevitable. So why is the Doctor preoccupied with a single Viking girl?


906. THE WOMAN WHO LIVED
Broadcast: 24 October 2015
Writer: Catherine Tregenna
Director: Ed Bazalgette
Viewers: 6.11m

England, 1651. The deadly Highwayman ‘The Nightmare’ and his sidekick stalk the dark streets of London. But when they find loot that’s not of this world, they come face to face with the Doctor. Who is the Nightmare in league with? And can the Doctor avoid the hangman’s noose and protect Earth from a devilish betrayal?


907. THE ZYGON INVASION (1)
Broadcast: 31 October 2015
Writer: Peter Harness
Director: Daniel Nettheim
Viewers: 5.76m

The Zygons, a race of shapeshifting aliens, have been living in secret among us on Earth, unknown and unseen – until now! When Osgood is kidnapped by a rogue gang of Zygons, the Doctor, Clara and UNIT must scatter across the world in a bid to set her free. But will they reach her in time, and can they stop an uprising before it’s too late?


908. THE ZYGON INVERSION (2)
Broadcast: 7 November 2015
Writer: Peter Harness & Steven Moffat
Director: Daniel Nettheim
Viewers: 6.03m

Shapeshifting Zygons are everywhere in the UK, and there is no way of knowing who to trust. With UNIT neutralised, only the Doctor stands in their way. But how do you stop a war? And what can the Doctor do to save his friends?


909. SLEEP NO MORE
Broadcast: 14 November 2015
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Justin Molotnikov
Viewers: 5.61m

This terrifying story is assembled from footage discovered in the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station.


910. FACE THE RAVEN
Broadcast: 21 November 2015
Writer: Sarah Dollard
Director: Justin Molotnikov
Viewers: 6.05m

The Doctor and Clara, with their old friend Rigsy, find themselves in a magical alien world, hidden on a street in the heart of London. Sheltered within are some of the most fearsome creatures of the universe… and Ashildr (Maisie Williams)! With a death sentence hanging over their heads, not all of the intruders will get out alive.


911. HEAVEN SENT (1)
Broadcast: 28 November 2015
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Rachel Talalay
Viewers: 6.19m

Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone. Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible. If he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting…


912. HELL BENT (2)
Broadcast: 5 December 2015
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Rachel Talalay
Viewers: 6.17m

If you took everything from him, betrayed him, trapped him, and broke both his hearts…how far might the Doctor go? Returning to Gallifrey, the Doctor faces the Time Lords in a struggle that will take him to the end of time itself. Who is the Hybrid? And what is the Doctor’s confession?


SPECIAL. THE HUSBANDS OF RIVER SONG
Broadcast: 25 December 2015
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Viewers: 7.69m

It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy.