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Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 9 – Flatline

Saturday 18 October

8.30-9.15pm BBC ONE

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.

Written by Jamie Mathieson

Directed by Douglas MacKinnon

Guest star – Christopher Fairbank



  • Anoymunos

    October 14th, 2014 - 9:50pm

    I can’t believe we are halfway though and can’t wait for this episode 🙂

  • the astronaut of death

    October 3rd, 2014 - 8:19pm

    I cant believe we are already half way through


      October 4th, 2014 - 3:23pm

      I know what you mean bud, 6 down, 6 to go.

  • the astronaut of death

    October 3rd, 2014 - 7:26pm

    sounds interesting…

  • Cyber10Dalek

    October 3rd, 2014 - 5:58pm

    This episode does have a premise which is peaking my curiosity.However like some of u have said i am a bit worried that this episode may be similar to some other doctor who eps that have gone wrong without the doctor.Also,isn’t this the ep where the TARDIS shrinks?

    • Anonymous

      October 3rd, 2014 - 7:00pm

      Yes it is

    • Ian

      October 3rd, 2014 - 8:28pm

      Not again, last time was Logopolis I think. Lets see how they do it this time.

  • Ian

    October 2nd, 2014 - 6:35pm

    Yet another episode where the Doctor barely features. Fed up with this – the character of Clara needs to be killed off before we all forget it is DOCTOR Who.

    Clara is sooooooooooooooo boring and taking the programme down with her.

    I really like the new Doctor, but he cannot….. will not develop with such an over bearing character as Clara. This synopsis for the episode is the last thing I wanted to hear. I was hoping for the season to get better – but instead we have more ‘Eastenders-like’ nonsense from Clara and Danny.

    • PaintingCoder12

      October 2nd, 2014 - 9:37pm

      Doctor who isn’t just about the doctor anymore , its nice to see the development of other characters and see them take it on them selves, I think its a really cool thing

    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 3rd, 2014 - 7:48am

      I agree with PaintingCoder12, The Doctor isn’t the only character in the show and you have to focus on the others just as much. I reckon that this episode is to show how good Clara has become at being her own story. However I do agree that episodes without the Doctor haven’t been great in the past (Love and Monsters for instance)

    • Kroton

      October 3rd, 2014 - 8:09am

      Really – have the commenters above actually read what they have written?

      Doctor Who not about the Doctor – go and watch another show, as you obviously don’t understand a thing about it.

    • PaintingCoder12

      October 3rd, 2014 - 10:37am

      I said its not ‘just” about the doctor anymore , which it isn’t I know exactly what I’m talking about , yes its called doctor who , yes its about the doctor but now a days we learn more about other characters and its good to see the companion stand on there on two feet. Don’t you agree?

    • Ian

      October 3rd, 2014 - 7:07pm

      Companions can stand on their own two feet, but take the lead from the Doctor and it has over stepped the line.

      The Doctor must remain the lead.

    • the astronaut of death

      October 3rd, 2014 - 7:29pm

      I understand what you mean Ian

      but in the end it is just character development

    • PaintingCoder12

      October 3rd, 2014 - 7:46pm

      We may have seen more of Clara , this year but if she does leave at Christmas then there are going to be focusing on here , I presume

    • Ian

      October 3rd, 2014 - 8:26pm

      Happy to feed debate.

      Lets hope the Cybermen ‘do an Adric’ for the season finale hehehe.

    • kowser

      October 4th, 2014 - 1:31pm

      They’ve made the companion the lead character – that’s been true since, y’know, An Unearthly Child. So, maybe think…a bit?

    • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

      October 4th, 2014 - 1:58pm

      Clara only seems annoying due to her stress over her dates with Danny and her worry of the danger in Coal Hill school. Otherwise, Clara is a fantastic companion and showed her best in Deep Breath, Listen and Time Heist. If any companion deserved to die like Adric – please hand that to either Rose, Martha or River.

    • PaintingCoder12

      October 4th, 2014 - 4:35pm

      Hope that you all enjoy this episode! 😀 and enjoy tonight’s episode as well

  • Anonymous

    October 2nd, 2014 - 6:07pm

    this is suppose to be the most scary story of season 8

    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 3rd, 2014 - 7:45am

      I heard that the scariest was Kill The Moon

  • Rowan

    October 2nd, 2014 - 5:32pm

    Sounds like another great episode of Clara Who!! No complaints from me 😀

  • ash

    October 2nd, 2014 - 5:11pm


  • The Surgeon

    October 2nd, 2014 - 4:01pm

    So far:
    1. Time Heist
    2. Deep Breath
    3. Listen
    4. Into the Dalek
    5. Robot of Sherwood
    6. The Caretaker

  • Doyouhearthem

    October 2nd, 2014 - 1:52pm

    I like the use of the word ‘perception’ in a Doctor Who episode…
    Particularly in the 250th Story!

    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 3rd, 2014 - 7:45am

      Is it really the 250th?! Wow

  • Dalekparadigm2

    October 2nd, 2014 - 1:51pm

    Exciting Stuff. However, it reminds me of an episode of Sherlock…

    • PaintingCoder12

      October 2nd, 2014 - 9:39pm

      What Sherlock Episode?

    • Dalekparadigm2

      October 3rd, 2014 - 7:43am

      The Blind Banker (Episode 2 Series 1) – An Assassin that can ‘walk through walls’

    • Anonymous

      October 3rd, 2014 - 8:18pm


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