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Night Terrors (#183)

The Doctor receives a distress call from a child who is terrified of the monsters in his cupboard. [42 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Doctor Who Series 8 sees a brand new face at the controls of the TARDIS as Peter Capaldi becomes the Twelfth Doctor steering the blue box on a series of amazing adventures.

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  • Christmas Invasion (#114)

    [58 minutes]

  • New Earth (#115)

    The Doctor and Rose visit the future and find gruesome secrets hidden inside a luxury hospital. [44 minutes]

  • Tooth and Claw (#116)

    The Doctor and Rose have to protect Queen Victoria, but can anything stop the Empire of the Wolf? [44 minutes]

  • School Reunion (#117)

    The Doctor investigates a contemporary London school that is being haunted by bat-like creatures [44 minutes]

  • The Girl in the Fireplace (#118)

    The Doctor finds love and evil droids in 18th-century France. Madame de Pompadour is being haunted. [44 minutes]

  • Rise of the Cybermen (#119)

    The Tardis is trapped on a parallel Earth and Rose discovers that her father is still alive. [46 minutes]

  • The Age of Steel (#120)

    Cybermen take control of London. The Doctor and Rose are reduced to fugitives in a world of terror. [45 minutes]

  • The Idiot's Lantern (#121)

    Behind the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation are rumors of monsters on the streets. [45 minutes]

  • The Impossible Planet (#122)

    Rose finds herself further away from home than ever before, in the orbit of a Black Hole. [45 minutes]

  • The Satan Pit (#123)

    Rose battles the murderous Ood and the Doctor finds his every belief being challenged to the core. [47 minutes]

  • Love & Monsters (#124)

    An ordinary man named Elton becomes obsessed with the Doctor and Rose and their mysterious blue box. [45 minutes]

  • Fear Her (#125)

    Danger nestles in ordinary British household as a mother hides her daughter's unearthly powers. [43 minutes]

  • Army of Ghosts (#126)

    As the ghosts of loved ones return home, an almighty invasion force threatens to take over Earth. [43 minutes]

  • Doomsday (#127)

    As two armies wage war on Earth, the Doctor realizes that saving the world may mean Rose will die. [46 minutes]

  • The Runaway Bride (#128)

    No sooner has the Doctor said a tear-stained farewell to Rose Tyler than he finds himself face-to-face with a woman, played by comedian Catherine Tate, dressed in a fluffy white wedding frock. Who is she? Who is she supposed to be marrying? And how did she get on board the TARDIS? [60 minutes]

  • Smith and Jones (#129)

    For Martha Jones, a medical student in Central London, an ordinary day turns into a nightmare when her entire hospital is transported to the Moon. There, she has to battle the Judoon and outwit a blood-sucking Plasmavore – but can she trust a mysterious stranger called the Doctor? [44 minutes]

  • The Shakespeare Code (#130)

    For Martha’s first trip in the Tardis, the Doctor takes her back in time, to Elizabethan England. When they find William Shakespeare (Dean Lennox Kelly) under the control of deadly witch-like creatures, they must battle forces from the dawn of the universe to stop history being changed for ever. [45 minutes]

  • Gridlock (#131)

    The Doctor takes Martha to the planet New Earth, in the far future. But when they find the streets being ruled by the sinister Pharamacists, they must brave the ordeal of the mysterious Motorway in order to discover the terrible secret at the heart of the city. [45 minutes]

  • Daleks In Manhattan (#132)

    The TARDIS lands in 1930s New York. In the midst of the Depression, people are disappearing off the streets. Savage Pig Men hide in the sewers and, at the very top of the Empire State Building, the Doctor s oldest enemies are at work, preparing their most audacious plan yet. [47 minutes]

  • Evolution of the Daleks (#133)

    Dalek Sec is reborn in human form and plans to build a Dalek empire in 1930s New York. While Martha fights for her life at the top of the Empire State Building, the Doctor must enter into an unholy alliance in order to change Dalek history forever. [46 minutes]

  • The Lazarus Experiment (#134)

    Martha returns home - could this be the end of her travels with the Doctor? When she discovers her family is caught up in the scheming of Professor Lazarus (Mark Gatiss) and his Genetic Manipulation Device, it becomes a fight for survival, as human DNA twists into monstrous form. [43 minutes]

  • 42 (#135)

    In a distant galaxy, a spaceship hurtles out of control towards a boiling sun with the Doctor and Martha trapped on board. They have only 42 minutes to uncover the saboteurs, but, with a mysterious force starting to possess the ship’s crew, the Doctor is running out of time. [45 minutes]

  • Human Nature (#136)

    It’s 1913 in England, and an ordinary schoolteacher called John Smith dreams of adventures in time and space and a mysterious blue box. But when lights in the sky herald the arrival of something strange and terrible, Smith’s maid, Martha, has to convince him that he alone can save the world. [45 minutes]

  • The Family of Blood (#137)

    It is 1913 in England and war has come a year in advance as the terrifying Family hunt for the Doctor. But while John Smith refuses to accept his destiny as a Time Lord, the women in his life – Martha and Joan – have to take terrible measures to save the whole of history. [43 minutes]

  • Blink (#138)

    In an old, abandoned house, the Weeping Angels wait. However, when people start disappearing, a young woman called Sally finds cryptic messages bleeding through from 1969 – messages from a mysterious stranger called the Doctor. Can she decipher them before the Angels claim their prize? [43 minutes]

  • Utopia (#139)

    Jack’s back! As Captain Jack storms back into the Doctor’s life, the Tardis is thrown out of control, to the end of the universe. There, they find the savage Futurekind ruling the wilderness, while a lonely Professor tries in vain to save the last of the human race. [46 minutes]

  • The Sound of the Drums (#140)

    Harry Saxon becomes Prime Minister, and his reign of terror begins. This is only the start of his ambitions, however, as he announces humankind’s first contact with an alien race, the Toclafane. An audacious plan, spanning the whole of time and space, begins to close around the Earth. [46 minutes]

  • Last of the Time Lords (#141)

    Earth has been conquered and the Master rules supreme, with the Doctor a helpless prisoner.The entire human race has been reduced to slavery, as the mighty warships of a new Time Lord Empire rise from the ashes. Only Martha Jones can save the world... [46 minutes]

  • The Eleventh Hour (#161)

    The Doctor has regenerated into a brand new man, but danger strikes before he can even recover. With the TARDIS wrecked, and the sonic screwdriver destroyed, the new Doctor has just 20 minutes to save the whole world - and only Amy Pond to help him. [59 minutes]

  • The Beast Below (#162)

    Amy Pond takes her first trip in the TARDIS when the Doctor whisks her away to the distant future and they discover Britain in space. Starship UK houses the future of the British people as they search the stars for a new home. But when Amy explores she encounters the terrifying Smilers and learns a deadly truth inside the Voting Booth. [42 minutes]

  • Victory of the Daleks (#163)

    The Doctor has been summoned by his old friend Winston Churchill but in the Cabinet War Rooms, far below the streets of blitz-torn London, he finds his oldest enemy waiting for him. The Daleks are back! And can Churchill really be in league with them? [42 minutes]

  • The Time of the Angels (#164)

    The Doctor is recruited by Father Octavian to track the last of the Weeping Angels through the terrifying Maze of the Dead. As the Time Lord faces the Lonely Assassins, last seen in Blink, River Song is by his side. But can she be trusted? [41 minutes]

  • Flesh and Stone (#165)

    Time is running out! Trapped among an army of Weeping Angels, the Doctor and his friends must try to escape through the wreckage of a crashed space liner. Meanwhile, in the forest vault, Amy finds herself facing an even more deadly attack and the Doctor realises he has more than the Angels to deal with. [42 minutes]

  • The Vampires of Venice (#166)

    The Doctor takes Amy and Rory away for a romantic break but terror awaits in 16th century Venice. Everything in the city is not as it should be, it has been sealed to protect it from the Plague and something sinister lurks within the House of Calvierri. When dessicated corpses begin appearing in the streets the Doctor suspects something is not right with the mysterious Rosanna. [48 minutes]

  • Amy's Choice (#167)

    It's been five years since Amy Pond last travelled with the Doctor and when he lands in her garden again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, she finds herself facing a heartbreaking choice - one that will change her life forever. [44 minutes]

  • The Hungry Earth (#168)

    It's 2015 and the most ambitious drilling project in history has reached deeper beneath the Earth's crust than man has ever gone before - but now the ground itself is fighting back. And when the Doctor, Amy and Rory arrive in a tiny mining village it's not long before they find themselves plunged into a battle against a deadly danger from a bygone age. [43 minutes]

  • Cold Blood (#169)

    It is the most important day in the history of Earth: the dawn of a new age of harmony... or the start of its final war. The Doctor must face his most difficult challenge yet and he tries desperately to ensure Alaya's prediction of a massacre does not come true. Meanwhile, what fate will befall the captured Amy and can Tony and his friends be trusted? [45 minutes]

  • Vincent and the Doctor (#170)

    The TARDIS travels back in time but terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence and only a sad and lonely painter can see it... The Doctor and Amy join forces with Van Gogh but can the three of them defeat a powerful and deadly alien? [46 minutes]

  • The Lodger (#171)

    There's a house on Aickman road with a staircase that people go up, but never down... To solve the mystery of the man upstairs, the Doctor must pass himself off as a normal human being, and share a flat with Craig Owens. [42 minutes]

  • The Pandorica (#172)

    The Doctor's friends unite to send him a terrible warning; the Pandorica - which is said to contain the most feared being in all the cosmos - is opening. But what's inside, and can the Doctor stop it? [49 minutes]

  • The Big Bang (#173)

    The Doctor is gone, the TARDIS has been destroyed, and the universe is collapsing. The only hope for all of reality, is a little girl who still believes in stars. [53 minutes]

  • Christmas Special - A Christmas Carol (#174)

    A space liner carrying Amy and Rory on their honeymoon is caught in a strange electrified cloud. [58 minutes]

  • The Impossible Astronaut (#175)

    The Doctor, Amy and Rory receive a secret summons that leads them to the Oval Office in 1969. [44 minutes]

  • Day of the Moon (#176)

    President Nixon and Neil Armstrong help the Doctor mount a rebellion against an alien invasion. [46 minutes]

  • The Curse of the Black Spot (#177)

    The TARDIS is marooned on a pirate-ship whose crew are being lured to their death by a Siren. [45 minutes]

  • The Doctor's Wife (#178)

    The Doctor follows a Time Lord distress signal to a mysterious asteroid in a Bubble Universe. [46 minutes]

  • The Rebel Flesh (#179)

    The Doctor arrives at a factory on earth where human doppelgangers are used to mine dangerous acid. [43 minutes]

  • The Almost People (#180)

    The TARDIS lands on a factory on earth where human doppelgangers are used to mine dangerous acid. [45 minutes]

  • A Good Man Goes to War (#181)

    As the Doctor searches for an army, his enemies use his closest friends to trap him. [48 minutes]

  • Let's Kill Hitler (#182)

    The TARDIS crash lands in 1930's Berlin, bringing the Doctor face to face with Adolf Hitler. [48 minutes]

  • The Girl Who Waited (#184)

    Amy is trapped in a quarantine for victims of an alien plague that will kill the Doctor in a day. [46 minutes]

  • The God Complex (#185)

    The TARDIS lands in a hotel that has a room for every visitor that contains their darkest fears. [48 minutes]

  • Closing Time (#186)

    In the last few days of his life, the Doctor visits his old friend Craig and encounters a mystery. [45 minutes]

  • The Wedding of River Song (#187)

    The Doctors knows that there is only one thing can keep the universe safe - his own death. [45 minutes]

  • Christmas Special 2011 - The Doctor, The Widow & the Wardrobe (#188)

    A mysterious gift from a madcap caretaker leads Madge Arwell and her kids to a magical wintry world. [58 minutes]

  • Asylum of the Daleks (#189)

    Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission - to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter.... the Asylum. A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rory’s relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond’s marriage. [51 minutes]

  • Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (#190)

    An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction - unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo...... of dinosaurs! By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo. [47 minutes]

  • A Town Called Mercy (#191)

    The Doctor gets a Stetson (and a gun!), and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of, the Gunslinger. But who is he and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the mysterious, Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor (yes another one!) whose initial appearance is hiding a dark secret. [46 minutes]

  • The Power of Three (#192)

    The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight, almost like presents falling from the sky. But what are they, what’s inside them and most importantly, who sent them? With the international community at a loss, it’s left to the Doctor to unearth who is behind the mystery. [43 minutes]

  • The Angels Take Manhattan (#193)

    The Doctor's heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory - a race against time through the streets of Manhattan, as New York's statues come to life around them.... With Rory's life in danger, the Doctor and Amy must locate him before it's too late! Luckily, an old friend helps them and guides the way... [46 minutes]

  • Christmas 2012 - The Snowmen (#194)

    Christmas Eve, 1892, and the falling snow is the stuff of fairytales. When the fairytale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind, or will he fight to save the world and Christmas from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace? [61 minutes]

  • The Bells of Saint John (#195)

    The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where wifi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a wifi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy. [47 minutes]

  • The Rings of Akhaten (#196)

    Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded. [45 minutes]

  • Cold War (#197)

    [43 minutes]

  • Hide (#198)

    [46 minutes]

  • Journey to the Centre of the Tardis (#199)

    [46 minutes]

  • The Crimson Horror (#200)

    [46 minutes]

  • Nightmare In Silver (#201)

    [46 minutes]

  • The Name of the Doctor (#202)

    [46 minutes]

  • Christmas 2013 - Time of the Doctor (#203)

    This year’s Christmas Special will be Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith‘ s final story and will feature the introduction of Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi. Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them—the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe. [64 minutes]

  • Deep Breath (#204)

    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. [80 minutes]

  • Into The Dark (#205)

    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?” [49 minutes]

  • Robot of Sherwood (#206)

    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 actually exist? [48 minutes]

  • Listen (#207)

    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! [50 minutes]

  • Time Heist (#208)

    The Doctor turns bank robber when he is given a task he cannot refuse: 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… [47 minutes]

  • The Caretaker (#209)

    When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school the Doctor decides to go undercover. The Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity – and worse, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet. [47 minutes]

  • Kill The Moon (#210)

    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. [47 minutes]

  • Mummy on the Orient Express (#211)

    The Doctor and Clara are on the most beautiful train in history speeding among the stars of the future. But 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! [48 minutes]

  • Flatline (#212)

    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. [45 minutes]

  • In The Forest of the Night (#213)

    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… [47 minutes]

  • Dark Water (#214)

    In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. 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 organization known only as 3W – but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was. [48 minutes]

  • Death In Heaven (#215)

    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. [59 minutes]

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