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TDP 414: The Caretaker

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a review of "The Caretaker" is the sixth episode of theeighth series of the British science fictiontelevision programme Doctor Who, written byGareth Roberts and Steven Moffat, and directed by Paul Murphy.[3] The episode stars Peter CapaldiJenna Coleman, and Samuel Anderson.[1]

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TDP 413: The Engines of War Book Review

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23rd  SEPTEMBER A NEW SIGN The Black and White Guardians

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TDP 412: Time Heist

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TDP 411: Doctor Who Quiz Book

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The best Quiz Book ever is reviewed!

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17th September Whostrology

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TDP 410: Listen

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"Listen" is the fourth episode of the eighth series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon.[4]The episode stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, with Samuel Anderson guest starring.[1]

The BBC released a 10 second trailer for the episode on 8 September 2014,[5] followed by a 25 second clip on 12 September 2014.[6]


Clara Oswald meets with fellow Coal Hill teacher Danny Pink for their first date. However, things take a turn for the worst when the subject of his time serving in the army comes up, and they both unintentionally offend the other with their lack of understanding. On her return home, she discovers the Doctor waiting for her, needing her help. Entering the TARDIS, he questions whether every living being has a constant companion, using the example of the 'dream' all children have in which a hand grabs them from under the bed at night. Clara initially dismisses this, but agrees to return to her childhood so they can investigate. She uses the TARDIS' telepathic link to try and lock on to the event, but, when her mind strays to Danny, they end up in a children's home in Gloucester, where Clara is shocked to meet Rupert Pink; Danny, as a child, before he changed his name.

Clara tries to convince Rupert that there is nothing under his bed, as he sits away from it in fear. They crawl underneath, only for something to sit on the bed above them, despite Rupert claiming that no one else has entered the room while they have been talking. On emerging, they discover a figure underneath Rupert's blankets, and the Doctor, who suddenly appears, demands that they turn away from it and promise that they will not look at it. They do so, and it vanishes out of the door. Inspiring Rupert to be fearless using toy soldiers underneath his bed as 'protection', she unintentionally inspires his later name, Danny, and his career choice, when Rupert names the lead soldier Dan.

Feeling guilty about the way she left her date, Clara returns to the restaurant, moments after her former self left. She strikes up a bond with Danny, but when she accidentally calls him Rupert, he becomes suspicious, questioning how she knows his former name, and accuses her of deliberately mocking him. He storms out as a figure in a spacesuit draws Clara back into the TARDIS. Originally thinking the suited character to be the Doctor, Clara is rocked when he removes his helmet to reveal a man striking a strong resemblance to Danny, who the Doctor reveals to be 'Orson Pink', one of Earth's first time travellers, having originally come from a 100 years in Clara's future. The Doctor has picked him up from the end of the universe, where he had become stranded during his travels. It is also suggested that Orson is descended from a time traveller, and possesses the soldier Clara gave a young Danny earlier in the episode; suggesting that Danny and Clara may be Orson's great grandparents.

The Doctor takes Clara and Orson back to Orson's ship, and shows her a view of the last planet in existence, where Orson had become stranded, and reveals that something the Doctor believes to be the entity, the fearsome constant companion the Doctor is investigating, is attempting to enter through a locked door on the spacecraft. The Doctor unlocks the door and forces Clara and Orson back into the TARDIS while he confronts the entity. The spacecraft's air bubble disperses just as the Doctor spies the creature, and he is rescued at the last moment by Orson. As he is out cold, Clara has to use the TARDIS' telepathic connection again to escape the end of the universe and the creatures trying to enter.

Exiting the TARDIS, which is in an unknown location, Clara finds herself in an old barn, where a child is in bed, crying under the covers. Clara approaches the child, but is forced to hide under the bed when two people enter and try and coax the child out of the room. Overhearing their conversation, she realises that the child is in fact the Doctor, and his guardians are trying to force him to be a soldier as they do not believe him to have the potential of a true Time Lord. When they leave, Clara accidentally grabs the Doctor's leg when he tries to get out of bed, and she realises she is the monster under the Doctor's bed. After convincing the young Doctor to return to sleep, she tells him of his valiant future, and reveals that one day he will return to the barn to save his people (as seen in "Day of the Doctor", when the War Doctorgoes to the barn with the intention of ending the Last Great Time War). Clara then returns to the TARDIS and makes the Doctor promise never to return to this place, leaving him unaware of what she has done.

Returning Clara to Earth and Orson to his original time period, the Doctor decides there is no such creature under the bed, and Rupert Pink's 'monster' was in fact another child at the children's home scaring him. Clara, meanwhile, goes to Danny's home, where they apologise for the hurtful things they said and proceed to kiss.


Samuel Anderson makes his second appearance as Danny Pink, a troubled war veteran turned Maths teacher and Clara's love interest. He also portrays his descendant, Orson Pink, the first Earth time traveller. Danny's birth name is revealed to be Rupert, and his reasons for becoming a soldier are explored.

The reasons for the War Doctor choosing an abandoned barn for his activation of 'The Moment' in 2013's "Day of the Doctor" are revealed as Clara visits a young Doctor here and promises him that one day in this barn he will be responsible for saving many lives.



Steven Moffat discussed the episode in an interview, saying: "my impulse starting in that was just the idea, 'What does he do when he’s got nothing [to] do?' Because he’d throw himself off a building if he thought it’d be interesting on the way down ... he’s fascinated by anything. And here he’s with nothing to do, so he just goes out poking things with a stick until something bites it. And I think that’s quite interesting, isn't it? Sort of, there’s a thrill seeker aspect."[7]


Filming for the episode took place at the Mimosa restaurant in Mermaid QuayCardiff Bay, on 25 February 2014.[8][9]


As part of the series 8 leaks, "Listen" was one of five scripts to leak online from a BBC Worldwide server in Miami.[10] This was followed on 23 August 2014 by the leak of the episode itself - missing ADR and visual effects.[11] The leak followed similar leaks of the preceding episodes "Deep Breath", "Into the Dalek", and "Robot of Sherwood", and the following episode "Time Heist".[12]


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14th September Whostrology

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12th September Whostrology

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TDP 409: Whooverville 6 - 2014 DWPA Interview Panel 1

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Special guests include: Peter Davison, Fifth Doctor Deborah Watling, former Second Doctor companion Terry Molloy, Davros Michael Troughton, actor and son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton Derrick Sherwin, former Script Editor, Writer and Producer during the Patrick Troughton era of Doctor Who.  Bob Baker, Writer (with Dave Martin) of The Claws Of Axos, The Three Doctors and The Sontaran Experiment plus many more. Probably his greatest success is as the writer of Aardman’s Wallace And Gromit. - See more at:

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10th September Whostrology

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TDP 408: Robots of Sherwood

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Robot of Sherwood

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
244 – "Robot of Sherwood"
Doctor Who episode
Writer Mark Gatiss
Director Paul Murphy
Producer Nikki Wilson
Executive producer(s) Steven Moffat
Brian Minchin
Incidental music composer Murray Gold
Series Series 8
Length 50 minutes[2]
Originally broadcast 6 September 2014[2]
← Preceded by Followed by →
"Into the Dalek" "Listen"

"Robot of Sherwood" is the third episode of the eighth series of the British science fictiontelevision programme Doctor Who, written byMark Gatiss and directed by Paul Murphy, [3]and first broadcast on 6 September 2014. The episode stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, with Tom Riley[4] and Ben Millerguest-starring.[5][6][7]

The BBC released a 30 second trailer for the episode on 1 September 2014.[8]





In an interview with Doctor Who Magazine, writer Mark Gatiss stated that his intent with the episode was "to do the Doctor and Robin Hoodin 45 minutes". He went on to state: "The premise is inherently funny, but I didn’t think of it as the funnier episode when I was doing it. It’s still asking big questions. But it’s definitely more frivolous.”[9]


Filming for the episode took place in Fforest Fawr on 15 April 2014,[10][11] and later atCaerphilly Castle on 17 April.[12]

On 4 September 2014, the BBC announced that a beheading scene from the episode's climatic battle had been edited out due to the recent murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.[13][14][15][16][17][18]

Episode leak[edit]

The script for the episode was one of five scripts leaked online from a BBC Worldwide server in Miami, where they had been sent in preparation for broadcast in Latin America.[19]

On 18 August 2014, a rough version of the episode was leaked online. The leaked version was black-and-white and did not contain any visual effects or music. This followed the leaks of the previous two episodes, "Deep Breath" and "Into the Dalek". The BBC released a statement urging fans not to spread spoilers from the pirated copy.[20]


The critical reception of the episode was largely positive. Simon Brew of Den of Geekcommended the lightness of the episode, in contrast to Capaldi's opening two episodes. He writes that "Robot of Sherwood" is "the kind of Doctor Who you reach for when you've got a spare hour, and just want to get a great big smile on your face".[21]


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TDP 407: Into the Dalek

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"Into the Dalek" is the second episode of theeighth series of the British science fictiontelevision programme Doctor Who, written byPhil Ford and Steven Moffat, directed by Ben Wheatley, and first broadcast on 30 August 2014. Ford has written previously for the show, co-writing 2009's "The Waters of Mars". Starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman the episode also introduces Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink. It was watched by 5.2 million viewers in the UK on its initial transmission, according to unofficial overnight figures, taking a 24.7 per cent share of the entire TV audience and making it the second-highest rated programme of the evening.[2]




The Doctor saves Journey Blue, a rebel fighter, from her space shuttle, which is under attack by Daleks, but is unable to save her brother, who has already perished. He returns her to the rebel space station, codenamedAristotle. He is greeted by Journey's uncle, Colonel Morgan Blue, who thanks the Doctor for saving his niece, but declares that he must be killed for fear he is a Dalek spy. However, Journey declares that, as he is a 'doctor', the Doctor can help their patient, which is revealed to be a war-torn Dalek they found floating through space who has appeared to have turned good.

Meanwhile, Danny Pink, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan with emotional scars from his past, begins teaching Maths at Coal Hill School. In the staff room, Danny is introduced toClara Oswald, who invites him to a leaving do for one of their colleagues. Feeling awkward due to an obvious connection between them, Danny declines, but when Clara finds him in his classroom despairing over his actions, she invites him out for a drink. He agrees, and she returns to her office, where she comes face to face with the Doctor, who she has not seen since he left her three weeks ago when he went for coffee in Glasgow (as seen in "Deep Breath"). He tells her that he needs her help, and asks whether he is a good man. Clara replies that she does not know.

They return to the Aristotle, where Colonel Blue details plans to miniaturize the Doctor, Clara, Journey and two rebel soldiers, Ross and Gretchen, so they can enter the broken Dalek, nicknamed Rusty, to see if they can determine what is making it good. Entering through the eyepiece, they begin exploring the upper part of the Dalek. Ross shoots a griphook into the floor, and the Dalek releases antibodies, much like in the human body, which incinerate him. The Doctor, Clara, Journey and Gretchen flee to Rusty's waste centre, where the Doctor correctly guesses that nothing will be guarded. From there, they head to an area of high radiation, with Rusty speaking to the Doctor on the beauty it had witnessed in the galaxy, including the creation of a star, and that the Daleks must be destroyed for wanting to destroy that beauty. At the Dalek's power center, the Doctor discovers a large crack, which he deduces is causing the malfunction within the Dalek. He uses his sonic screwdriver to seal the crack, fixing Rusty in the process. However, this causes it to return to its normal thinking pattern, losing the good within it.

Colonel Blue and his men are helpless as the Dalek breaks its chains and begins exterminating the rebels, determined to aid the Dalek cause. It contacts the Dalek main ship, which releases more Daleks with the aim of destroying the rebel station. Inside Rusty, Clara convinces the Doctor to try to reawaken the good side of the Dalek. They split up, with Clara and Journey heading to reawaken memories of the Dalek's past now being suppressed, and the Doctor heading to the Dalek's consciousness. Gretchen sacrifices herself to set up another griphook to get Clara and Journey to the mind of Rusty, but is destroyed by antibodies. She awakens after her death in "Heaven" and is greeted by a mysterious woman named Missy, the same woman that greeted the Half-Face Man ("Deep Breath").

Clara manages to awaken Rusty's memory of him seeing the creation of a star, while the Doctor manages to link his mind to Rusty's consciousness, reminding him of the destruction the Daleks caused. However, Rusty associates with the Doctor's own deeply-rooted hatred towards the Dalek race, and he exterminates his fellow Daleks as they attempt to destroy the rebel station. On leaving the inside of the Dalek, the Doctor parts with Rusty, upset that the Dalek saw only darkness within him and wishing for a 'victory' in creating a good Dalek. Rusty's response is that the Doctor himself is a good Dalek, while Rusty is not. The Doctor vows to continue with his mission to destroy the Daleks. The Doctor and Clara depart. Journey asks to come with them, but the Doctor declines, telling her that though she has a kind heart, he wishes that she hadn't been a soldier.

The Doctor returns Clara to her office, moments after she left. Clara tells the Doctor that, although she is still unsure of whether he is a good man, she knows his intentions are well meant. On leaving, she bumps into Danny, who says he's glad that his being an ex-soldier hasn't put her off. Remembering the Doctor's treatment of Journey, Clara tells Danny that she is not so judgemental.


The Doctor refers to his first encounter with the Daleks on Skaro in The Daleks and his first incarnation's initial lack of altruism prior to meeting them. Rusty's assessment that the Doctor "is a good Dalek" echoes the lone Dalek's comment to the Ninth Doctor in "Dalek" that he "would make a good Dalek." The Doctor's loathing for the Daleks manifests in "Dalek", "Victory of the Daleks", and "Asylum of the Daleks".


Two clips from the episode were featured alongside an interview with Peter Capaldi onBBC News on 7 August 2014.[3] On 25 August, a ten-second clip was released showing the Doctor's reunion with a lone Dalek.[4] The same clips were re-released on 27 August in slightly extended form.[5][6]


Into the Dalek was watched by 5.2 million viewers in the UK upon its initial transmission, according to unofficial overnight figures, taking a 24.7 per cent share of the entire TV audience and making it the second-highest rated programme of the evening.[2]

Into the Dalek received highly positive reviews. Simon Brew of Den of Geek wrote that the episode "stakes one hell of a a series highlight," and that it was "a really good, really entertaining episode." They noticed the similarities to 2005's "Dalek". He was pleased with the new characterization for Clara and praised Capaldi saying the episode is when we fully get to see Capaldi as the Doctor. They called the episode "one of the most downright enjoyable episodes of Who in the past year or two."[7] The Guardian also noticed similarities to "Dalek" and found the episode to be "better than we might have expected." They praised the guest cast, specifically the character development of Zawe Ashton's character in such a short space of time. They praised Ben Wheatley for "evoking a genuine sense of claustrophobic menace," and felt the episode "works fantastically well."[8] Terry Ramsey of The Telegraph gave the episode four stars out of five praising Capaldi, "It may be hard to believe in a good Dalek, but after Saturday night it is easy to believe this will be a good Doctor."[9] IGN also heavily praised the episode, particularly Ford and Moffat's script, stating that it "evolves along with its characters". They ultimately labelled the episode "an entertaining new take on a classic old foe", awarding it 8.4 out of 10.

Neela Debnath of The Independent was highly positive of the episode, calling it "A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster." She praised the new dynamic between The Doctor and Clara as "just what we only took a whole series but finally she (Clara) has become the companion we were hoping for." Overall she called it "a strong installment," and "finally, a Dalek story that viewers could really get their teeth into."[10] Tim Liew of Metro gave a positive review saying, "I rather enjoyed this episode." He was also positive about the character development for Jenna Coleman and also saw the similarities to Dalek, "the tight focus on a single enemy makes this the most menacing Dalek episode since Dalek."[11] Morgan Jeffery of Digital Spy also felt the episode was an improvement over the series' opening episode and that it "felt like the proper debut of our new lead," and "felt like his (Capaldi) first real chance to spread his wings with the last vestiges of the Matt Smith era discarded."He felt the dynamic between Capaldi and Coleman was very similar to that of Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper. He praised Coleman's acting and chemistry with Samuel Anderson in only short teaser scenes. He praised Ford's script, "The 'romantic comedy' portion of 'Into the Dalek' is utterly charming with strong use made of comedic cross-cutting." He was positive on the new spin taken on the Daleks. He called the episode "smart, stirring and visually spectacular," and ended with "the Daleks may never change but both our favourite sci-fi series and its unique lead character seem to be undergoing a transformation and I'm fascinated to see where it leads us." He gave the episode four stars out of five.[12]

The episode received an Audience Appreciation Index score of 84, considered Excellent.[13]It was much better received by the fanbase than the previous episode was.[14]


As part of the series 8 leaks, both the script and a rough cut of the episode were leaked online from a server in Miami.[15][16] Despite the fact that the initial online copy of the episode contained a glitch that prevented people from downloading it, a workable version found its way online by the second week of August 2014.[17]


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Whooverville 6

Saturday 30 August 2014

10:00am - 6:00pm
Whooverville is the East Midland's biggest annual get-together for fans of the BBC TV series Doctor Who. Organised by Derby's Doctor Who group, The Whoovers, one of the most popular fan groups in the UK. Whooverville is a day of fun for all ages.
Special guests include:
Peter Davison, Fifth Doctor
Deborah Watling, former Second Doctor companion
Terry Molloy, Davros
Michael Troughton, actor and son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton
Derrick Sherwin, former Script Editor, Writer and Producer during the Patrick Troughton era of Doctor Who. 
Bob Baker, Writer (with Dave Martin) of The Claws Of Axos, The Three Doctors and The Sontaran Experiment plus many more. Probably his greatest success is as the writer of Aardman’s Wallace And Gromit.

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TDP 405: Deep Breath

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from wiki


"Deep Breath" is the first episode of theeighth series of the British science fictiontelevision programme Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One and released in cinemas on 23 August 2014. It was written by showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat and directed by Ben Wheatley.

The episode stars Peter Capaldi in his first full episode as the Twelfth Doctor, alongsideJenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald.[3] It also features Neve McIntosh,Catrin Stewart, and Dan Starkey reprising their roles as Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint, and Strax.[4] Capaldi's predecessor, Matt Smith, also appears in a cameo.




A dinosaur materialises in Victorian London and spits out the TARDIS onto the banks of the river Thames, from which emerges the freshly regenerated Twelfth Doctor—suffering from post-regenerative trauma—and Clara Oswald. They are greeted by the Paternoster Gang, comprised of Silurian Madame Vastra, her human maid and wife Jenny, and Sontaran butler Strax. The Gang instruct the police on how to calm and contain the dinosaur and take the Doctor and Clara to their residence, where the Doctor rests and Vastra confronts Clara about her prejudiced attitude to the Doctor's changed face. Clara admits that she is struggling to adapt to the new Doctor, due to his stark difference to the old one, particularly his apparent age. The Doctor awakens to hear the dinosaur's pleas for help before it spontaneously combusts. The Doctor joins Clara and the Paternoster Gang at the river and learns from Vastra that this is not the first incident of spontaneous combustion recently. The Doctor spots an unfazed man across the river and jumps in to investigate. Clara returns home with the others to start their own investigations, hoping they will cross the Doctor's path.

The Doctor roams back streets for answers the next morning, questioning how his body chooses a new face during regeneration. Both Clara and the Doctor find a message reading "The Impossible Girl" in a newspaper, directing them to a restaurant where they reunite but learn that neither planted the message for the other, as they had both assumed. They realise that the room is filled with robots to prevent them leaving. They are descended into a lair where they see the man from the river surrounded by other idle, human-like robots. The Doctor surmises the man is a long-lived cyborg, but in the unusual sense that it is a robot trying to make himself human by replacing his parts with biological ones taken from the victims of spontaneous combustion, including the dinosaur.

The Doctor leaves Clara as the robots and the cyborg begin to awaken after escaping himself. Recalling his earlier advice, Clara holds her breath to hide herself from the robots, but she is soon captured and taken to the cyborg. He states that he is trying to reach the "promised land" by prolonging his life via parts replacements and questions her on the Doctor's whereabouts. The Doctor returns with the Paternoster Gang to fight the robots with Clara whilst the Doctor chases the cyborg back to the restaurant. The cyborg releases a hot-air balloon made of human skin, lifting the restaurant into the sky with him and the Doctor inside. The Doctor interrogates the cyborg, who reveals that he and parts of the restaurant are from the SS Marie Antoinette, the sister ship to the SS Madame de Pompadour ("The Girl in the Fireplace"). The Doctor warns the cyborg that he will either have to kill himself, or he will kill him to protect the humans. Moments later, the cyborg falls from the balloon and is impaled on the spire of Big Ben. Clara and the Paternoster Gang see the other robots go lifeless after his death.

After regrouping, Clara finds that the Doctor and the TARDIS have vanished. Vastra assures her that the Doctor will return, pointing out that Clara as the person that knows the Doctor the best is already prepared to leave. The Doctor reappears, planning to take Clara home, but instead arrives in Glasgow, where a phone call from the Eleventh Doctor to Clara moments before the regeneration from his perspective encourages her to stay.

In the epilogue, the cyborg awakens in a beautiful garden, and meets Missy, a mysterious woman who claims the Doctor as her boyfriend. She tells him that he has reached the promised land at last.


Towards the end of the story, the Doctor speculates on the identity of the person that wrote the Impossible Girl newspaper article; the Doctor postulates if this person was the same one that gave Clara the number for the TARDIS phone on the claim it was a computer help line as shown in "The Bells of Saint John".[5] The Doctor, while confused about his new look, recalls how it appears similar to another that he's seen. The Tenth Doctor met a man named Caecilius in "The Fires of Pompeii", played by Capaldi.[6] The call from the Eleventh Doctor to Clara is shown from the Eleventh Doctor's perspective from his final moments before regeneration on the planet Trenzalore, which reused some footage from "The Time of the Doctor" and included new footage with a surprise cameo by Matt Smith.[7] The closing dialogue between Clara and the Doctor about chips, and the Doctor's inability to pay for them, recalls a similar exchange between the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler at the conclusion of "The End of the World".[8]



Matt Smith's cameo as the Eleventh Doctor was filmed on 5 October 2013, the last day of shooting for "The Time of the Doctor".[9] Moffat had written Smith's scene prior to the rest of the episode.[10] The readthrough for the episode was held on 17 December 2013,[9] and shooting began at the Maltings in Cardiff on 7 January 2014.[11] Shooting later took place at Mount Stuart Square on the 13th,[12] Scenes were also filmed on Queen Street and on the 28th.[13] The shoot finished on 18 February 2014.[9]


Steven Moffat has said that this episode would be a "big introduction" for Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. He said that there will be "plenty of action and nonsense and jeopardy, as there ever is in Doctor Who."[14]

On 11 August 2014 a 30 second trailer for the episode was released on Twitter.[15][16]

Cast notes

Brian Miller, who plays the tramp Barney, was the husband of Elisabeth Sladen who portrayed long-time companion Sarah Jane Smith. He had previously appeared inSnakedance in Season 20, as well as playing Harry Sowersby in The Mad Woman in the Attic, an episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and providing Dalek voices for bothResurrection of the Daleks and Remembrance of the Daleks.

Broadcast and reception

Pre-broadcast leak

On 6 July 2014, the scripts for the first five episodes of the series (including "Deep Breath") were inadvertently leaked online from BBC Worldwide's Latin America headquarters, prompting a plea from BBC Worldwide to keep the storylines of the five episodes secret.[17]Also leaked was a black-and-white rough cut of "Deep Breath", missing most of the visual effects but otherwise mostly complete.[18] The BBC blamed the leak on the fact that the files had been stored on a publicly accessible server in its new Miami-based headquarters.[19] Steven Moffat, speaking at the London Film and Comic Con, called the leak "horrible, miserable and upsetting".[20]


The episode was a simulcast in the United Kingdom and many other countries on 23 August 2014, and was broadcast later that same day in other locations such as on BBC America. On 31 August 2014, the episode was broadcast on Prime TV in New Zealand.[3][21]


The episode had its world premiere in Cardiff on 7 August 2014 as part of the series 8 world tour.[22][23] As part of the tour, advance screenings were also held at other destinations on the tour.[24][25][26] As with "The Day of the Doctor", "Deep Breath" received a worldwide cinema release at participating cinemas on 23 August 2014.[27] The episode received a midnight screening in 12 cities across the United States on 23 August, and a larger showing in 550 cinemas on 25 August.[28][27] The cinema screenings of the episode were accompanied by a five minute prequel.[29]


Upon airing in its 7.50pm timeslot, the "Deep Breath" simulcast entertained an average audience of 6.79 million in the United Kingdom. The episode reached a peak of 6.96 million viewers, watched by nearly a third of all viewers on the evening of broadcast with a 32.5% audience share.[30] The final ratings for the week, which include BBC iPlayer viewers and others who watched the programme within a week of its transmission, showed 9.17 million viewers, making it the second highest rated programme for the week on British television.[31]

In the United States, the premiere airing on BBC America had an audience of 2.2 million viewers, the highest Saturday ratings for the network and just under the highest viewership from the "The Day of the Doctor" special, and a significant increase from the 1.5 million that had watched the Series 7 premiere in 2012.[32] In Australia, the episode had a total of 858,000 viewers on ABC: 148,000 watched a simulcast at 4:30am, and 710,000 watched a primetime replay at 7:40pm.[33]

Critical reception

The episode received positive reviews, with many critics praising Moffat's script, the introduction and stylisation of the new Doctor, and the performances of Capaldi and Coleman.

The Guardian responded well to the episode, labelling Capaldi's performance as "intimidating, bold and unsettling", and praising Ben Wheatley's direction in the episode's tenser moments, calling it "the stuff of true terror and wonderment".[34] Matt Smith's cameo as the Eleventh Doctor was criticised by The Mirror. However, it ultimately labelled the episode "impeccable" and stating that Capaldi "has all the hallmarks of a great Doctor".[35]

Brian Lowry of Variety praised Moffat's script, stating that it "emphasizes storyline continuity and easing faithful viewers into the regeneration transition" and closed his review by saying "It’s a skillful tonal balance that defines the best of “Doctor Who,” and exemplifies the ethos that keeps the series going strong, nodding to the past with all eyes on the future".[36]David Wiegand of San Francisco Chronicle heavily praised the episode, particularly Moffat's writing, saying that his script "masterfully manipulates audience expectation". He ultimately awarded the episode a perfect 4/4 stars.[37]

However, not all reviews were positive. Forbes panned the story as "strangely recessive, unheroic, [and] dull" calling both Capaldi and Coleman's characters "insipid".[38]

Home media

"Deep Breath" will receive a standalone DVD and Blu-ray release in the United Kingdom on 8 September 2014,[39] the United States on 9 September,[40] and Australia on 10 September.[41] Thereafter, it will be released in the Complete Eighth Series DVD and Blu-ray boxset in the United Kingdom on 17 November 2014,[42] and Australia on 19 November.[43

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