Doctor Who Series Eight Episode Titles Announced


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The BBC released the names of all twelve episodes in this upcoming series of Doctor Who, all of which feature Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor and (as far as we know) keep Clara Oswald as his companion. Below is a list of the titles, including the two part finale, along with the writers and directors involved in each episode.

Episode 1: Deep Breath.
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley

Episode 2: Into The Dalek
Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Introducing Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink.

Episode 3: Robot Of Sherwood
Written by Mark Gatiss
Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 4: Listen
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 5: Time Heist
Written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 6: The Caretaker
Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat
Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 7: Kill The Moon
Written by Peter Harness
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 8: Mummy On The Orient Express
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 9: Flatline
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 10: In The Forest Of The Night
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Directed by Sheree Folkson

Episode 11/12 Dark Water/Death In Heaven
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Rachel Talalay

There are some exciting tidbits in the list. As we previously reported, Rachel Talalay will be the first female director in Doctor Who history, and she’s helming the finale along with showrunner Steven Moffat. Let’s run through some of the other episodes.

The second episodes will have a definitive Dalek storyline, with the potential return of the Clara/Dalek arc. Episode 3 has Sherwood in the title, so if there’s some representation of Robin Hood involved you can be sure he will be the subject of many GIFs. That episode is also being penned by Mark Gatiss, so we expect nothing less than an outstanding hour of television. ”Mummy On the Orient Express” looks like it’ll be the funny “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” style episode of the series. Finally, episode four is titled “The Caretaker,” which may be a reference to the museum curator from the 50th anniversary episode who was wearing the Fourth Doctor’s signature scarf, and may in fact be the Fourth Doctor himself. Wouldn’t that be a hell of a cameo?

Are you excited for the upcoming series? Let us know in the comments!

  • QED42

    Just purely based on the title I’m interested in episode 8, hopefully it’s a Hammer Horror/Hercule Poirot mash up.

  • Phil Boswell

    I’m hearing that Jenna Coleman is planning to leave the show around Christmas: where does that fit into this list? Are these all showing before Christmas?

    • Phil Boswell

      Having said that, I saw an interview with Peter Capaldi who said this was just a rumour…