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Doctor Who Series 8 - 2014

Updated on September 8, 2014

Coming to our televisions on August 23rd, 2014, this exciting new series of Doctor Who will introduce Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor alongside his assistant Clara.

Now the longest ever running science fiction show on TV, the 8th season will bring more thrilling episodes, and more alien monsters from the corners of time and space.

Watch the trailers and read more about Doctor Who below...

Introducing the New Doctor!

Peter Capaldi is the Twelfth Doctor
Peter Capaldi is the Twelfth Doctor | Source

Every few (thousand?) years, the Doctor undergoes a “regeneration”, where he acquires a new body and a new face. In the 50th Anniversary Special, we saw the end of Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, and got a glimpse of the next...

Peter Capaldi is the Twelfth Doctor. He's a little older than the others we've had recently, and so we’ll maybe see a wiser Time Lord? Maybe more eccentric too, more like the early Doctors. Many fans are excited to see what this new Doctor will bring.

Doctor Who Series 8 - BBC Trailer

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What can we expect in 2014?

The Internet is full of rumours about what we might see in the new season of Doctor Who.

We already know that the Doctor has regenerated, and will be played by Peter Capaldi, accompanied by Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald the Doctor’s assistant. Many are looking forward to see how the Twelfth Doctor will turn out, and what his character will be like.

The first trailer from the BBC was action-packed, featuring familiar monsters such as Daleks as Cybermen, as well as a mysterious tentacled alien and a T-Rex. Other trailers have been much more brief, giving away very little of what is to come.

It’s sure to say, however, that the new Doctor Who will feature exciting adventures, a sophisticated story arc that slowly unwinds, and villains that are sure to have you gripping the sofa cushions!

The series starts with Deep Breath on August 23rd. Watch the trailer below...

Episode 1 - Deep Breath - Trailer

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Deep Breath
Deep Breath

If you missed this exciting first episode of Doctor Who, Who can watch it online here:


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.

Catch the first episode of the new series - Deep Breath - in selected cinemas and on TV around the world from 23 August. For more info visit:

Next Episode - Listen

What happens when the Doctor is alone...

and what scares him?

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Upcoming Episodes

Air Date
Deep Breath
August 23rd
Into the Dalek
August 30th
Robot Of Sherwood
September 6th
September 13th
Time Heist
September 20th
The Caretaker
September 27th
Kill The Moon
October 4th
Mummy On The Orient Express
October 11th
October 18th
In The Forest Of The Night
October 25th
Dark Water/Death In Heaven
November 1st

Pre-order Season 8

Doctor Who: Season 8 [Blu-ray]
Doctor Who: Season 8 [Blu-ray]

Get the whole of Doctor Who Season 8 and the special features on Blu-Ray as soon as it is released.


Worldwide Broadcast

The new season of Doctor Who will be shown on the same weekend in several countries. Check your local schedules for details.

  • UK - BBC One
  • USA - BBC America
  • Canada - Space
  • Australia - ABC1
  • Germany - FOX Germany

Cinemas around the world will also be showing the new episodes.

See here for more information on where you can watch Doctor Who.

New Doctor? New Monsters!


New Villains and Monsters coming in 2014

Which will have you hiding behind cushions?

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Catch with last year's Doctor Who

In 2013 we saw Matt Smith continue his excellent role as the Eleventh Doctor in the second part of Season 7, and with a new companion. While travelling throug Time and once again saving the Universe, the Doctor has to solve the mystery of Clara, the impossible girl who has died twice.

The Bells of Saint John
The Bells of Saint John

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.


There was also the fabulous 50th Anniversary Special, featuring both Matt Smith and David Tennant, and introducing John Hurt as the War Doctor.

The Day of the Doctor
The Day of the Doctor

In this 50th Anniversary Special, three Doctors embark on their greatest adventure ever! In Elizabethan England a murderous plot is unfolding, in modern London something is awakening in the museum, and an ancient space battle reaches its devastating finale.



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      Jereme Causing 3 years ago from Philippines

      This season is darker compared to it's previous one. There are situations like life and death and we explore some of the aspects of the Doctor. Too bad the ending is kinda bittersweet as Danny is dead although the Christmas special made a great conclusion to the series.

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      Do you know, I haven't gotten into Doctor Who? I'm not sure I've ever watched an episode -- but my one niece loves it and even dressed her two girls in characters for Halloween.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      Personally not a big fan of the Doctor but my son is. Great page about Doctor Who Series 8.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I see that one of the channels that we have had Doctor Who. I just never watched it.

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      Mel Carriere 3 years ago from San Diego California

      I have yet to watch this program, but my son is a big fan and it is certainly making a splash here in the United States as well. Great hub.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I am a total nut where Doctor Who is concerned! lol! yes I watched it and I think Peter is going to be good, I like his mixture of humour and accepting that he is older now, good start! great hub, nell

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I read about Capaldi today elsewhere. I used to watch the Dr. all of the time but my server took the channel back. I am a big fan of Dr. Who and your Hub was great, I loved the videos and I did not vote since I either laughed or smiled at the show most of the time. I voted it up, shared and pinned it.


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      Kay 3 years ago

      Just started watching this show last week. We're three episodes in and I can tell my husband and son are really enjoying it. I'm told they change the doctors and assistants each season so looking forward to see how they do it. Great to see you here!

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      Sam Tumblin 3 years ago from Eunice, La.

      Time lord.. Time lord...where's the popcorn and rasinets.. Doctor Who Series 8-2014 a must watch!

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      fluffanutta 3 years ago from UK

      Only 1 day to go! Who's ready to meet the new Timelord? :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      My daughter is one of Dr. Who's biggest fans. She was just telling me yesterday that whenever she hears someone quote a line from Dr. Who, she says "I SO get that!" :-) I'm sending her this page to read as I know she will be ready to watch Series 8 when it begins.

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      Brian Stephens 3 years ago from France

      I have only seen the short trailer for Doctor Who, but he looks as though he is going to be good.

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      fanfreluche 3 years ago from France (but Canadian at heart)

      Looking forward to the new Dr Who series

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      Deb Bryan 3 years ago from Chico California

      I have been a Dr Who fan for over 4 decades! I continue to love each and every new season. I'm a bit behind because I watch them on NetFlix. I'm beginning season 7 now.

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      Sylvia 3 years ago from Corpus Christi, Texas

      I've never gotten into this series either, although I see it's hugely popular. This is such a fun page! Can't wait to see more of your work over here.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      Great page, Fluff. Particularly good for those Who want and need to know.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      My sister in law is hugely into this. I'm thinking maybe I should get her this when it comes out on DVD. Great review!

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      Susie Lehto 3 years ago from Minnesota

      I have not followed the Doctor Who series, but I have followed yours articles on the topic for years. Excellent presentation, Fluff. Sharing this!

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      R Beggs 3 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Yes, Susan for me it has been years since I have seen Dr Who. I plan to check it out too. I told my husband yesterday about fluffanutta and his hub. Today I will read it to him and maybe tell a few friends about his hub because they might be interested too.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Clearly I'm in the minority when it comes to jumping on the Doctor Who bandwagon - I've never seen an episode! Also clearly, I'm missing a lot. Maybe this year I'll check it out. Again, my interest is piqued.

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      Richard 3 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Looking forward to seeing Capaldi's incarnation and how he takes on the role...

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      R Beggs 3 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      That was a great time in my life when the Doctor Who series was out. Watching Doctor Who helps bring those memories back. I lost interest when one actor came in and I am not sure why. It is a fun series. I am in a Google + circle that is all Doctor Who fans. Thanks for choosing this for some articles I will plug in.

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      pkmcr 3 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Really looking forward to the return and I will be very interested to see how Capaldi comes across - I have great hopes for his incarnation of The Doctor.

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      Sam Tumblin 3 years ago from Eunice, La.

      Glad to hear Doctor Who will be starting Aug. 21, 2014 I've always been a big fan of the show!