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Series 8: All Titles Revealed

Series 8 Confirmed for August, First Teaser Trailer

The BBC have finally confirmed the episode titles for every episode of Series 8.

There are few surprises as almost every one of them has already either been leaked or rumoured for a long time.

So the Series 8 line-up is now as follows:

  1. Deep Breath. Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Ben Wheatley
  2. Into The Dalek. Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat. Directed by Ben Wheatley. Introducing Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink.
  3. Robot Of Sherwood. Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Paul Murphy
  4. Listen. Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Douglas MacKinnon
  5. Time Heist. Written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat. Directed by Douglas MacKinnon
  6. The Caretaker. Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat. Directed by Paul Murphy
  7. Kill The Moon. Written by Peter Harness. Directed by Paul Wilmshurst
  8. Mummy On The Orient Express. Written by Jamie Mathieson. Directed by Paul Wilmshurst
  9. Flatline. Written by Jamie Mathieson. Directed by Douglas MacKinnon
  10. In The Forest Of The Night. Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Directed by Sheree Folkson
  11. Dark Water. Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay
  12. Death In Heaven. Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay
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The Finn
The Finn

Ok, so it seems those rumoured titles were for the most part true.

joe4
joe4

It's Robots of Sherwood not Robot of Sherwood. Just an FYI.


Everybody seems to be making that mistake.

Whovian
Whovian

Brilliant and intriguing titles! In The Forest Of The Night, Dark Water and Death In Heaven are particularly awesome. I wish the the next few days would hurry up...

BLFunny
BLFunny

I'm looking foward to episodes 1 (opener and looks good) 2 (Daleks!) 5 (monster and writers and bank!) 8 (title) 11+12 (finale!)

BLFunny
BLFunny

I'm looking foward to episodes 1, 2, 5, 8, 11, and 12.

PeterGecko
PeterGecko

Yay! I love these titles, especially the last 6. The first few are not as good in comparison, my least favourite title would be 'Listen'. Overall, a good line up of episodes!

gunslinger19
gunslinger19

didnt moffat and thompson co-write Riechenback falls? that bodes well for time heist, even if Thompson's previous who contributions stand amongst my least favorite episodes

gameguy523
gameguy523

The co-writing has me very excited. Having a second eye to look over a script does wonders. 

LaraHarris
LaraHarris

For some reason ( I don't know what) when I read "In the Forest of the Night" it made me think of the Gamma Forests. *shrugs* random connections... lol

JFrance
JFrance

Kill the Moon? Is the episode set during Strax's birthday?. Do Sontarans have birthdays?

JFrance
JFrance

I wasn't expecting Steven Moffat to co-write some episodes. Should be interesting. 

WillHaigh
WillHaigh

Well if Moffat's co-writing 'Time Heist' maybe it won't be as bad as I thought it would be...

CrAzyLAdy12
CrAzyLAdy12

Woah! Steven Moffat is co-writing episodes? This sounds exciting :D

JolomontheCube
JolomontheCube

In the forest of the night sounds like an awesome title

Ivegotkidneys spoiler everybody dies
Ivegotkidneys spoiler everybody dies

This is a slight surprise I thought Danny Pink would be intoduced in episode 4 or maybe thats when he'll become a companion I'm interested in the finale titles though could this finale beat The parting of the ways and the big bang as my favourite finales

John Frobisher
John Frobisher

Episode 10 reminds me of the poem 'The Tyger' by William Blake.




"Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright

In the forests of the night

What immortal hand or eye

Could frame thy fearful symmetry? "


















MrGuymanwatch
MrGuymanwatch

This is the best set of titles we've had in ages. "Death in Heaven" is an amazing finale title, it sounds so dark and foreboding. 

MrRazza is wittily changing his name for each week
MrRazza is wittily changing his name for each week

It's odd to think halfway through this series I'll be heading for university - it's going to make it one that really embeds itself in my mind. It sounds silly, but there's something oddly emotional about realising the show you've watched from the same place since the first episode (of the revival) is still going, twice the age you were when you first sat down and watched it.

There isn't a single title here that doesn't strike me as being for a great episode, and they're all brilliant teasing and totally unrevealing (well, except you, Into the Dalek). "In the Forest of the Night", "Flatline" and "Death in Heaven" are particularly striking. 

TheSoundofDrums
TheSoundofDrums

Also it's interesting to see Steven Moffat co-writing a few episodes. The only time a co-write has been done in New Who was within David Tennant's final specials. So it'll be interesting to see who the dynamic of the different writers merge together in telling these tales. We've already seen Moffat work with Thompson during Sherlock so the surprise will be how Roberts and Moffat work together.

TheSoundofDrums
TheSoundofDrums

These are some really exciting titles. They all just sound eye-grabbing and make you want to sit down and watch the episode. It seems like we are having one hell of a line up this series which is truly exciting. The other exciting part is a lot of the titles don't give a clear indication of what the content might be, which makes Series 8 all the more mysterious.

MWTV
MWTV moderator

They changed it. 


WillHaigh
WillHaigh

@gunslinger19 I agree Steve Thompson can write 'Sherlock' very well but... he just can't grasp 'Doctor Who'. Both of the only other episodes he's written were terrible! ('The Curse Of The Black Spot' and 'Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS')

mrclever
mrclever

@JFrance They do but as a clone race they all celebrate them on one day

gavinbarsby
gavinbarsby

A return of the vashda narada (No idea how to spell it)

Probably not but I hope so.

TheFirst
TheFirst

Maybe he'll be a minor character in episode 2 (and 3?) and get a bigger role in episode 4 onwards?

NumberNine
NumberNine

You may be onto something! Titles are very else thought out. That can't just be a coincidence.

simon delafield
simon delafield

@MrGuymanwatch And where the Boyce draws on Blake, this seems to suggest Milton. All those books that the Doctor now has in the Tardis clearly indicate a literary turn for the series!

NumberNine
NumberNine

I leave for college here in the states the day before Deep Breath premieres. This will be a special series. It'll help me cope.

Child'sPlay
Child'sPlay

@WillHaigh I think that The Curse of the Black Spot was just trying to be too clever. I quite enjoyed Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS.

BLFunny
BLFunny

No, his episodes were amazing!

simon delafield
simon delafield

@gavinbarsby I would hope for something much deeper given it comes from a poem about balance between good and evil.

WillHaigh
WillHaigh

@BLFunny Actually they weren't. 'Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS' had probably the most boring supporting cast in Doctor Who's history and it was filled with plotholes. And as for 'The Curse Of The Black Spot' need I say more than it was just stupid? Because it was. The Siren was far from threatening. In fact she made me laugh every time she was on screen and went into rage mode! Also the characters were really bland and generic like in Journey. Steve Thompson's writing is abysmal. His dialogue AND his plots are just plain awful.

bringmeknitting
bringmeknitting

@WillHaigh @BLFunny I don't think ST is an 'abysmal' writer per se; let's remember this is the guy who wrote "The Reichenbach Fall" for Sherlock. 

Personally I think of him in a similar light to Mark Gatiss; an excellent writer who for whatever reason hasn't quite found the key to writing great Doctor Who. I found 'Black Spot' quite entertaining in a forgettable way, and I did find 'JTTCOTT' disappointing; certainly the Van Buuren brothers were dull as anything, although that might be partly to do with casting - I've found Ashley Walters not believable in anything I've seen him in. I was most relieved when Adrian Lester returned to "Hustle"! ;)

Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom!
Amy is uniting the Earth Kingdom!

I quite liked Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, even if some of it went a little over my head. Took a nap during The Curse of the Black Spot, though. Or, at least, I wish I had, as it would have been a better use of my time.


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