Site Menu

November 9th, 2015 50 comments

We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.

Doctor Who Heaven Sent Sat 28th November

Saturday 28 November Doctor Who: Heaven Sent

Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone.

Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible. If he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting…

Writer / Steven Moffat
Director / Rachel Talalay
Producer / Peter Bennett




    November 28th, 2015 - 4:40pm

    I maybe proved wrong in a few hours time, but I feel the cliffhanger might be seeing the Doctor actually back on Gallifrey, with the Time Lord Citadel with it’s might glass dome surrounding it standing right in front of him 🙂

    I don’t mind if I am proven wrong thou, it’s just how I think today’s episode will end is all 🙂


      November 28th, 2015 - 4:41pm


  • 100,000BC

    November 28th, 2015 - 4:31pm

    Thoroughly excited about this – the only two stories previously not to feature a companion figure (regular or one-off) have been two of the darkest and best DW stories in existence.
    In case anyone was wondering, the stories in question are The Deadly Assassin (starring Tom Baker on Gallifrey) and Midnight (in which Donna does briefly appear, but doesn’t fulfill the companion role). All other stories in which the companion is absent or plays a minimal role have had a one-off companion (i.e. Craig, Astrid or Sally Sparrow).
    Also notable mentions to missing stories Mission to the Unknown and The Massacre – The former featuring neither the Doctor nor companions and the latter starring solo companion Steven in a Doctor-style role, both also quite dark from what I can remember.


      November 28th, 2015 - 4:37pm

      Don’t forget this years ‘The Woman Who Lived’, cos you don’t see Clara in that one till the last minute 🙂

  • Anonymous

    November 25th, 2015 - 10:34pm

    The 10th Doctor will feature in this episode. Yet unknown if it is a new scene or a flashback sequence.

    • CJ

      November 26th, 2015 - 2:50pm

      How do you know this?

    • Anonymous

      November 27th, 2015 - 12:11am

      Yeah how do you know this?

    • 100,000BC

      November 28th, 2015 - 4:32pm

      Well, apart from the fact that he’s been in every other part one except Under The Lake!

  • 100,000BC

    November 14th, 2015 - 2:55pm

    DWM, although relatively spoiler-free, gives a few interesting hints about the finale. Apparently 11 and 12 and (possibly) 10 are what could be called a two or three parter, although maybe not in the conventional sense. Hell Bent features (SPOILER WARNING…..) Ohila and is western in style for half of the episode, whereas Heaven Sent is (SPOILER WARNING…..) in essence a 55-minute monologue/single hander starring Peter Capaldi.
    (Can you hide the spoilers please?)

    • Anonymous

      November 22nd, 2015 - 6:47pm

      At the end of episode 9 just a when you think Steven has banished two-parters, what do we get at the end of face the Raven… To. Be. Freaking. Continued.


    November 13th, 2015 - 6:40pm

    This has to be one of the best series of new who. Peter and Jenna have been incredible. The stories have been thoughtfully entertaining so far. Looking forward to seeing how it all ends, however i am going to miss Jenna/Clara.

    • Daniel

      November 15th, 2015 - 11:25am

      I reckon the two-part format has helped with the more developed story-telling of this season. Besides, I like cliff-hangers. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    November 13th, 2015 - 7:45am

    Oh my goodness galifrey is back yes yes yes defintley buying series 9 part 2 yes yes can’t wait

  • nathan

    November 12th, 2015 - 7:37pm

    do you want to know where the episode is filmed

  • timelord327

    November 12th, 2015 - 4:04pm

    Wasn’t Androvax a veil?

  • Mack59

    November 12th, 2015 - 12:42pm

    Could the “Veil” be another form of the “Watcher” last seen in Logopolis ? If this was true then the Doctor would be spooked by knowledge he was approaching the end of his incarnation, also perhaps he has seen the “Veil” all through series 9 unbeknown to us and that’s why we’ve had references such as “dead man walking” coming from the Doctor himself also I believe he said his incarnation was “a clerical error”.

    This leads me to think that this may be a series arc that we haven’t noticed as we’ve all been pondering over the hybrid and Clara’s demise. Will we see the Doctor regenerate ? Perhaps but with a twist and knowing the showrunner it’ll be a whopper.


      November 12th, 2015 - 3:40pm

      If the Veil is just another version of the Watcher, then it’s fair to say it’s been done already.

    • nathan

      November 12th, 2015 - 7:40pm

      he not a watcher he is Colony Sarff

  • caolan

    November 10th, 2015 - 11:28pm

    John simm might return

    • CJ

      November 11th, 2015 - 6:48am

      I doubt it very much

    • oliver

      November 11th, 2015 - 11:06am

      It would be great to see John Simm’s master come face to face with his past/future self, Missy.

    • nathan

      November 11th, 2015 - 8:59pm

      Of course not he has regenerated into Michelle Gomez

  • Lord Presidnt

    November 10th, 2015 - 6:01pm

    Hmm, ” The Veil”…… Hybrid perhaps?!?!

  • nathan

    November 10th, 2015 - 4:03pm

    I know who the Veil is its Colony staff


      November 10th, 2015 - 4:23pm

      Colony Sarff died. Missy killed him.

    • the astronaut of death

      November 10th, 2015 - 9:31pm

      the actor who played colony sarff is playing him

    • nathan

      November 11th, 2015 - 8:58pm

      Yeah but I went on another doctor who website and it said that Colony Sarff might return

    • Docfan2000

      November 20th, 2015 - 9:41pm

      Yeah, MIGHT!!!!

  • oliver

    November 10th, 2015 - 12:31pm

    If the Doctor does go back to Gallifrey, then wouldn’t that end the show? Hes been missing home for so long that he may just want to stop travelling. Plus there wouldnt be a companion, as humans arent allowed on Gallifrey.


      November 10th, 2015 - 3:09pm

      No, the series would not end just because he would return home. Someone else thought the same as you do earlier this year.

      I’d imagine the Doctor, from his point of view, take a century of 2 off from traveling in space and time to be among his people and any surviving family and friends, and then resume his travels once he felt Gallifrey was completely save and go back to having his adventures.

      There have been times in the past his adventures have been stopped : The 3rd Doctor being exiled on earth and his Tardis immobilized, fighting during the Time War as the War Doctor, and defending Trenzalore for some centuries at the end of his last live before resuming his travels as the current Doctor.

      If Gallifrey does hopefully return, then maybe attitudes towards humans and aliens may have changed somewhat, after all, any companion of the Doctor’s who has been on Gallifrey, such as Leela, is not sent back to their respective time and place straight away just because they are not Gallifreyan.

      For all we know, Gallifrey will return in ‘Hell Bent’, and by the time of the Christmas Special for this year, the Doctor could say his been spending a couple of centuries on Gallifrey and feel it’s time to resume his adventures, but promises to return to them now and then 🙂

    • anon

      November 11th, 2015 - 2:34am

      Hell Bent could actually be a reference to Gallifrey itself. In End of Time pts 1 or 2 it was said by the tenth doctor (i think) that if his planet came to earth, then it would be hell.

  • Rufus

    November 10th, 2015 - 10:13am

    and when he makes it through, time lord Davros will be waiting…….

  • Alex Who?

    November 10th, 2015 - 1:31am

    Sounds awesome! Hopefully a great conclusion to what has been a strong second series for the 12th doctor!

  • Lord Presidnt

    November 10th, 2015 - 12:01am

    On BBC Centre the picture they have up for the synopsis of this episode seems to be exactly like the opening war field of Skaro in “The Magician’s Apprentice”! Are they just using any photo from Series 9 or does the photo have something to with the episode?!?!

  • 100,000BC

    November 9th, 2015 - 7:44pm

    If the spoiler (on the cast of the episode) that I read was true, then this will be very interesting indeed.
    I don’t think it’s the same ‘veil’ species as Androvax in the Sarah Jane Adventures.

    • 100,000BC

      November 13th, 2015 - 7:00pm

      Okay, this spoiler HAS been confirmed in DWM – about halfway down the second column of the Heaven Sent/Hell Bent article.

  • Docfan2000

    November 9th, 2015 - 6:59pm

    sounds great but……

    It says the veil. Androvax (SJA) was a member of the veil race.
    Is it the same race???

    • DalekAgent

      November 9th, 2015 - 8:02pm

      Ah ha i knew i heard that name from somewhere

    • CJ

      November 11th, 2015 - 6:52am

      I thought it sounded familiar…

  • Aster

    November 9th, 2015 - 6:22pm

    GALLIFREY !!!!! Also I guess the Veil is the creature we saw in one of the trailers under the white hood.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    November 9th, 2015 - 5:36pm

    This sounds like it could be the most interesting season finale of all time. I’m invested in seeing how this plays out.

  • The super whovian

    November 9th, 2015 - 5:11pm

    This sounds like one awesome series final if its done right it might be one of the best episodes

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    November 9th, 2015 - 4:54pm

    If pulled off right, this is gonna be amazing!

  • Dem squiggles

    November 9th, 2015 - 4:11pm

    Who else thinks it might be the veil from prisoner of the judoon

    • Lego Dalek

      November 11th, 2015 - 6:47pm

      probs not but I hope so.

    • CJ

      November 12th, 2015 - 6:50am

      Well the Judoon are suppose to be returning this series aswell…

  • Rebel Whovian

    November 9th, 2015 - 3:45pm

    Wow, this sounds amazing:)
    Steven Moffat, if he pulls this out of the bag, he will be a god in doctor who history.


    November 9th, 2015 - 3:09pm


  • TheCyberDoctor

    November 9th, 2015 - 12:58pm

    Woah, this sounds incredible! My anticipation has just shot through the roof. Bring. It. On!

  • Anonymous

    November 9th, 2015 - 12:31pm

    This sounds amazing


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By clicking submit you agree to our terms and conditions (below), we reserve the right to edit or delete inappropriate messages.

Comment rules

The Doctor Who site welcomes constuctive comments related to the news article in question. Links posted in comments may not be displayed. We reserve the right to delete or edit any post entirely at our discretion. If you leave unacceptable comments your IP address will be banned and reported

Click here to read full comments terms and conditions