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The Caretaker

A clever plot involving a new alien and a confrontation between the two men in Clara's life.

Time Heist

A clever, bank heist episode with the added wrinkle of time travel. There were some good ideas here and some more insight into the Doctor, but ultimately I think this could have been better with some more polish and maybe some more time (to properly explore the plot).

Listen

A thoroughly creepy episode exploring whether there are creatures who have perfected hiding and how would we know. The Doctor's corresponding search takes us across timelines and to crucial points in the childhoods of both the Doctor and Danny Pink. A much better episode than the previous one.

Robot of Sherwood

A traditional Who story in a way - a period piece with something alien that shouldn't be there. In this case it's the legendary Robin Hood battling a Sheriff of Nottingham with robot knights. Ultimately, while there were a couple of highlights and some witty moments, this was a light-weight story that compares poorly to the previous episode.

Into The Dalek

A brilliant, chilling new episode that promises a lot from Capaldi's Doctor. A fascinating insight into both the Doctor and the Daleks matched by a clever, well-paced plot.

Deep Breath

After an eight month wait, endless teasers, a world tour and pop-up shops to whet the appetite, the new Doctor is finally here. As foreshadowed, there is a significant change in the character of the Doctor (offset by many references to the past). This first episode of the new series was broadcast simultaneously around much of the world on TV and in cinemas and was pretty solid. We're introduced to the new Doctor and there's a new mystery already.

The Time Of The Doctor

The final epsiode of the Matt Smith era and also the 800th of all time drew a line in the sand, wrapped up all sorts of story lines and questions and left the new Doctor to start afresh. After the brilliance of the previous episode, I found this story to be wanting (although it has improved with subsequent viewing).

The Day Of The Doctor

The 50th anniversary special was a pure delight. It had everything a fan could want and more.

The Night Of The Doctor

Not a full episode, but one of the brief mini-episodes (or prequels) that have become fashionable. I don't normally record these, but this one is very special and contains stunning new information. In a huge surprise, Paul McGann is back as the 8th Doctor, we see his regeneration and we find out the truth behind the unknown Doctor from the previous episode.

The Name Of The Doctor

The season finale was not only one of the better episodes with some intriguing plotlines, it contained two key moments: the explanation for Clara - the woman twice dead, and a simply mind-blowing reveal of a previously unknown incarnation of the The Doctor. Teh interwebs will go mad over the latter and it sets the scene for a mammoth 50th anniversary special.

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