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All Doctor Who Series 9 Episode Titles Revealed

Full details on the Official site

The new series of Doctor Who begins Saturday, 19 September and sees the return of the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman). The 12 episode run contains a number of two-parters and is executive produced by showrunner Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin.

Episodes 1 and 2: The Magician’s Apprentice / The Witch’s Familiar

Episodes 3 and 4: Under The Lake / Before The Flood

Episode 5: The Girl Who Died

Episode 6: The Woman Who Lived

Episodes 7 and 8: The Zygon Invasion / The Zygon Inversion

Episode 9: Sleep No More

Episode 10: Face The Raven

Episodes 11 and 12: Heaven Sent / Hell Bent




  • Cousins2019

    September 15th, 2015 - 10:34am

    Really looking forward to the Magicians Apprentice and the Witches familiar. Also ‘ Sleep No More ‘ seems intriguing. Can’t wait for September 19

  • Anonymous

    September 15th, 2015 - 10:27am



    September 15th, 2015 - 7:11am

    CJ – No you got that wrong mate, the War General said “the calculations alone would take hundreds of years”, not how long it would take to find Gallifrey.

    Recap –

    War General – “That’s impossible ! . . the calculations alone would take hundreds of years”.

    11 – “Oh hundreds and hundreds”.

    10 – “But don’t worry, I started a very long time ago”.

    1 – “Calling the War council of Gallifrey, this is the Doctor”.

    11 – “You might say, I’ve been doing this all my lives !”.

  • Cyber10Dalek

    September 15th, 2015 - 12:52am

    Overall these episode titles sound very intrigueing. Plus, I just read through an article where Steven Moffat had basically given hints on every upcoming episode and there were also synopsises for every one. Interestingly enough, the descriptions of Heaven Sent and Hell Bent are both much shorter than the other episode synopsises. However, the one for Hell Bent says it’s time for the Doctor’s confession, so it appears that his huge confession will be the main story arc of the series. Very excited!

  • The Cyber Squirrel

    September 14th, 2015 - 11:07pm

    That’s the mire.

  • collector

    September 14th, 2015 - 10:59pm

    Great feelin knowin all the titles, but still confused by something, we have Missy, Daleks, The Mire, a big dragon and that really freaky, messed up skeletal creature, but what on earth is the thing from the on set pics?

    Big stone lookin head with red eyes?

  • 100,000BC

    September 14th, 2015 - 9:39pm

    Sadly I don’t think that’s quite the meaning of ‘inversion’ that was intended.
    Inversion (n) – The action of inverting or the state of being inverted.
    To invert (v) – put something upside down or in the opposite position or order.
    (Oxford English Dictionary definition)

  • CJ

    September 14th, 2015 - 9:23pm

    I too, hope he finds Gallifrey this series but I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t because if you remember in Day of the Doctor, the 11th and 10th Doctors said it could take hundreds and thousands of years to find Gallifrey, so it could be the end of the 12th Doctors era or the 60th anniversary or even the 100th anniversary the Doctor finds Gallifrey…

  • CJ

    September 14th, 2015 - 9:12pm

    Sleep No More sounds interesting…

  • Dalek the Supreme

    September 14th, 2015 - 8:22pm

    I hope so, too. The ‘finding Gallifrey’ arc should have been the focus of Series 8.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    September 14th, 2015 - 8:20pm

    An impressive set of titles. Hopefully the quality of the episodes will match.

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2015 - 8:16pm

    Who knows maybe the doctor returns to the playstation to take part In more crummy “2000”s tv shows.

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2015 - 8:13pm

    Yeah that one, what’s another way of saying “no more”?

  • Doctor Stu

    September 14th, 2015 - 8:01pm

    Inversion -a type of chromosomal aberration in which the position of a segment of the chromosome is changed in such a way that the linear order of the genes is reversed. Also called atmospheric inversion, temperature inversion. Meteorology.


  • 100,000BC

    September 14th, 2015 - 7:32pm

    I agree! This really feels like it’s going to be good! It’s partly the way that the titles link the stories into pairs and partly the mysterious, enigmatic, exciting and grand-scale nature of the titles that make this so appealing, but it has certainly whetted my appetite much more than any other new series of titles… and I am confident that the brilliant Mr. Moffat and Mr. Capaldi can deliver even better than last year’s absolutely terrific run.

  • 100,000BC

    September 14th, 2015 - 7:23pm

    Not just religious – It is specifically ‘Heaven’ and ‘Hell’, which are used to imply that the story is on a large scale and that there will be death. Exactly the same as using ‘The Big Bang’ or ‘Doomsday’ as a finalé title.

  • 100,000BC

    September 14th, 2015 - 7:18pm

    “Sleep no more” is also a quote from Macbeth (act 2 scene 2) where he begins to hallucinate after killing the king (“Methought I heard a voice cry, ‘sleep no more: Macbeth does murder sleep”)
    As for Face the Raven… No idea. A quick google of the phrase turned out no obvious cultural references although the previous act of Macbeth does use a ‘raven’ as a metaphor for a messenger.

    (you can tell I had an English lesson today)

  • The TARDIS

    September 14th, 2015 - 6:45pm

    As is Heaven Sent, but when I saw those titles my first thought was “hmm, religion again”

  • A

    September 14th, 2015 - 6:39pm

    I’ll admit this speculation is from the Simpsons, but (sleep) no more could be a reference to the oft repeated nothing more & nevermore from the Raven by Edgar Allen Poe.
    That doesn’t mean they comprise a two parter but they may be linked as you said. Or it’s a red herring for any one who knows the poem (or has seen the Simpsons episode).
    … I’ve just scanned the poem & a link kinda would make sense.

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2015 - 6:31pm

    You mean the one by Poe?

  • Zygon63

    September 14th, 2015 - 6:20pm

    Totally agree! They are brilliant 🙂

  • doyouhearthem?

    September 14th, 2015 - 6:02pm

    I think this is the best set of titles ever


    September 14th, 2015 - 5:52pm

    Hell Bent I hope sees the return of Gallifrey and Time Lords 🙂

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2015 - 5:42pm

    Hell bent is an expression


    September 14th, 2015 - 5:39pm

    Well, I hope ‘Hell Bent’ sees the return of the Time Lord’s and Gallifrey.

    Fingers crossed 🙂

  • Dalekparadigm2

    September 14th, 2015 - 5:37pm


  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2015 - 5:33pm

    Face the raven, wonder if it has anything to do with the poem, feels like ages since we met a famous historical figure

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2015 - 5:31pm

    Another religious finale

  • 100,000BC

    September 14th, 2015 - 4:30pm

    Incredibly excited!

    Not sure whether Sleep/Raven will be a rest from the two-part format, as it does not follow the same linked-title pattern as the other stories, although I expect that there will be either a link or a surprise cliffhanger which reveals how one story links into the next.

    I’m most excited about Magician/Witch, Invasion/Inversion and Heaven/Hell although to be honest I’m excited about the whole thing!

  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2015 - 4:03pm

    these sounds great

    I love the last two

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