In the run up to Season 8 of Doctor Who, Peter Davison recounts what it takes to be the ultimate companion. Meeting with cast and crew past and present, Peter travels the UK and the USA in search of the answers.
A look at the opening of the first episode of the new season, The Bells of Saint John.
1 Blue Box, 1 New Companion, 8 Amazing Adventures
The Doctor receives a message from a mysterious hooded stranger - a woman called Darla Von Karlsen wants to meet him...
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.
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.
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…
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.
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 seethe horrifying Mummy you only have 66 seconds to live. No exceptions, no reprieve. Asthe 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!
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.
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.
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…
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!
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?
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?"
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.
Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman describe Doctor Who and what makes it such an iconic show.
The Doctor returns, alongside newly weds Amy and Rory, to face monsters and mysteries and adventures all across time and space. Together they find themselves in sixties America, battling the invasion the world forgot, then aboard a pirate ship on the high seas of 1696, to solve the mystery of the Siren. In a bubble universe at the edge of reality, the Doctor meets an old friend with a new face.
From new lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, this BAFTA-winning series follows the adventures of the Doctor, the mysterious traveler who, with his human companions, journeys throughout all of time and space, facing a variety of foes and righting wrongs. This latest series, now in HD, sees Matt Smith's debut as the Doctor alongside a new traveling companion, the enigmatic Amy Pond (Karen Gillan). Together they explore sixteenth century Venice, France during the 1890s, and the United Kingdom in the far future, now an entire nation floating in space.
Join the Doctor, the Ponds and numerous friends on their latest escapades through space and time. The explosive season concludes with Amy and Rory's heart-breaking farewell - a race against time through the streets of Manhattan. Will the Doctor really lose the Ponds forever - there's only one way to find out...
David Tennant (Harry Potter movies) emerges as the regenerated Doctor Who in the second season of this updated sci-fi classic. In this new season catch the Doctor and Rose (Billie Piper) as they battle a cadre of cybermen, take on an army of ghosts and visit "the new Earth," among many other out-of-this-world adventures.
From the moment the Doctor walks into the life of medical student Martha Jones he changes it forever. In Elizabethan London, they meet William Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre while back in present day London; 76-year-old Professor Lazarus recaptures his youth with consequences that threaten Martha's entire family. And, the Doctor's sworn enemies, the Daleks, who have been hiding in 1930s New York, return with a terrifying plan for humanity.
In the aftermath of the battle of Demons Run, a battle-scarred Strax lies dying on the floor – or has he just fainted...
The first Doctor Who Christmas 2012 Prequel, in which Vastra, Jenny and Strax try to persuade the grumpy Doctor to engage again.
The third episode of Doctor Who is a scary, action-packed adventure called The Curse of the Black Spot. What evil lurks for the crew in the darkness? Come aboard and watch the spine-chilling prequel to The Curse of the Black Spot.
Go behind-the-scenes as Doctor Who comes to America and shoots in the United States, for the first time ever! Against the background of Death Valley, Utah, the cast and crew describe how the new season of Doctor Who will be the most epic season to date.
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