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The Magician’s Apprentice Sat 19th Sep 7.40pm-8.30pm

Saturday 19 September BBC ONE, Time to be confirmed

Where is the Doctor? When the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force, Clara needs her friend. But where is the Doctor, and what is he hiding from?

As past deeds come back to haunt him, old enemies will come face-to-face, and for the Doctor and Clara survival seems impossible.

Writer: Steven Moffat

Director: Hettie Macdonald

Producer: Peter Bennett

Cast: Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

Guest cast: Michelle Gomez, Jemma Redgrave, Kelly Hunter, Clare Higgins, Jaye Griffiths, Harki Bhambra, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Joey Price, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Dasharn Anderson, Demi Papaminas, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Benjamin Cawley, Stefan Adegbola, Shin-Fei Chen, Lucy Newman-Williams, Barnaby Edwards, Nicholas Pegg, Jonathon Ojinnaka.



  • HonourThe Worm

    September 12th, 2015 - 7:17pm

    Episode One and Two are the series finale. Three through Twelve are the back story leading up to said finale. Now doesn’t that make a whole lot more sense than much of the other stuff you see and read throughout the Who Universe? 😉


    September 10th, 2015 - 5:40pm



      September 10th, 2015 - 5:49pm

      Well, that boy in the trailer clearly IS Davros !! 😀

      But will Davros, as we recognize him, be in the finale being played once more by Julian Bleach ?.

      Now that is a good question, and sadly, I wish I had the answer, but I don’t have a Tardis to allow me to travel to Saturday 5th December 2015 which is the day episode 12 of series 9 will be aired, and it seems they are so keeping the finale underwraps because . . . . I believe that Gallifrey . . . . really IS . . . . . RETURNING THIS YEAR !! 😀

      And if it does not return, then like many fan’s, I will demand Steven Moffat’s immediate resignation from Doctor Who as head writer and executive producer.

    • The Mire

      September 11th, 2015 - 12:02pm

      Doctor Who One, how is the little boy “clearly” Davros? Seriously?


      September 11th, 2015 - 3:41pm

      Well it’s obviously when you thinking about it mate.

      The rumour was that Davros would be seen as a child in episode 1 of series 9.

      Episode 1 of series 9 is called ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’, and it features a young boy as seen in the very brief little trailer.

      Put two and two together – CHILD DAVROS !! 😀

    • MrHaloWho

      September 19th, 2015 - 1:51pm

      Why is is clearly Davors?


      September 20th, 2015 - 7:05am

      The Mire and Mr Halo Who – Told you I was right 😀

  • Rufus

    September 10th, 2015 - 2:25pm

    Woah – perfect time to watch with the Kids – but I guess it will get bumped till later once Strictly Come Davros starts.


      September 10th, 2015 - 5:37pm


  • the ergon

    September 10th, 2015 - 9:51am

    I hope radio times do their annual synopsis with steven moffat throwing in his whats to come teasers. He,ll know doubt try to throw us off the scent and keep us all guessing by wrong footing us all the way to the finale. Dont follow the spoilers, just speculation for the most part. More fun trying to work it out yourself.


    September 8th, 2015 - 3:10pm

    Hand Mines, leap out of the ground, grab your ankles and drag you under.

    Interesting 🙂

    • The Cyber Squirrel

      September 8th, 2015 - 5:28pm

      Is that speculation or a spoiler?


      September 10th, 2015 - 7:05am

      I’ll leave you to decide 😀


      September 20th, 2015 - 7:05am

      The Sun newspaper mentioned them 🙂

  • CJ

    September 8th, 2015 - 2:59pm

    The Witches Familiar Synopsis is out

  • the ergon

    September 8th, 2015 - 12:56pm

    I wonder if the inspiration for the eyes in hands in the wasteland was drawn from the film ‘pans labyrinth’.

  • anon

    September 8th, 2015 - 8:18am

    To the person who has commented under the name “The Mire”. Where does inspiration for the name come from? It sounds like a alien or something from the show, but as far as i know, there has not been anything/anyone called that.

    • The Cyber Squirrel

      September 8th, 2015 - 6:43pm

      Its the name of the monster from the girl who died. Those large yellow robots.

    • whovian192

      September 9th, 2015 - 12:11am

      Or it could be an acronym, describing the Doctor and Claras adventures: The Mission. Is. Really. Exciting 🙂

    • TheDalekEmperor

      September 12th, 2015 - 8:14am

      Actually your both wrong. Its a classic monster and its full name is Mire Creature. Unless the Mires are put into robot suits of armor like humans and cybermen…

    • The Mire

      September 16th, 2015 - 12:36am

      Actually TheDalekEmporor, it is you that is wrong, the name i used is just coincidentally related to the new monster. The Mire is each first letter of me and my cousins who are big fans of the show Tim Harry Ethan (the) Milly Isobel Ricky Emily.

      It was just a pure coincidence about the monster. We were lookin at news about this series and my aunty (mum to a couple of them) noticed the letter thing, so i started using it as a username.

      But i got to say, really like whovian192’s theory about the name, really inventive, so thanks whovian192

  • Doctor Stu

    September 6th, 2015 - 8:24pm

    Hope the Daleks have a big role in this episode I don’t want them to just be in a couple of scenes

  • The Mire

    September 6th, 2015 - 6:34pm

    Anyone know when Radio Times will do the issue that includes the episode guide and titles?

    • the astronaut of death

      September 6th, 2015 - 7:15pm

      Probably on the week it starts…..

  • The Mire

    September 6th, 2015 - 12:42pm

    Having watched the trailer, there is something up with how Missy and grilled-steak faced man say the Doctor, Missy explains the disc thing is “the last will and testament of Doctor” and the man says “where is Doctor”. Neither call him “the Doctor”.

    • the astronaut of death

      September 6th, 2015 - 1:39pm

      I’m pretty sure they both say “the Doctor”

    • The Mire

      September 6th, 2015 - 6:26pm

      Yep, its my mistake, i have had a cold and its messed my hearing up. Watched again on youtube and turned it up quite loud and they both did say “The Doctor”

  • caolan

    September 6th, 2015 - 12:28am

    No more


      September 6th, 2015 - 7:10am

      That’s been done – The Day of the Doctor 😉

    • Doyouhearthem?

      September 7th, 2015 - 5:08pm

      Yeah, but not since then.

  • Anonymous

    September 5th, 2015 - 11:09pm

    Damn at big finish day 7 on 19th gonna miss it nooooo


    September 5th, 2015 - 3:59pm

    The boy in the new series 9 trailer for ‘The Magicians Apprentice’ clearly is Davros, and confirms the rumour about the Dalek creator appearing in series 9 to be true 😀

    The gold Gallifreyan disk is called a confession dial, said by Missy to Clara to be the Doctor’s last will and testament . . . . but what is he confessing about I wonder . . . .

    I’d imagine the hands with the eyes are not actually mutants hiding under the ground, but are in fact separate creatures consisting of just arms with heads that each have an eye, or . . . .

    They are all part of one large mutant creature, and the arms with eyes on the hands are just tentacles of sorts, and only the ‘tentacle’ parts of the creature emerge from the ground to see around the surface above it, and it ends up having it’s tentacles surround the boy / Davros as it’s right underneath him.


      September 5th, 2015 - 4:00pm

      Oops, ment to say ‘with hands that each have an eye’, not heads, my bad 😀

    • Nobody in particular

      September 5th, 2015 - 6:44pm

      I don’t see how the child is clearly Davros… there’s nothing that would distinguish him as Davros from any normal child, so really this confirms nothing

    • Wholords2

      September 5th, 2015 - 9:08pm

      Well apparently there are snake creatures so maybe they are snakes with hands for heads with an eye on it

    • JellyBaby100

      September 10th, 2015 - 7:21am

      I think the snakes are supposed to be the badly-cgi’d dragons from trailer #2.

  • The Other

    September 5th, 2015 - 3:22pm

    I’ve got a pretty good idea of what will hapen:
    The child at the start of the new trailer is Davros, who The Doctor saves without realising it’s him, which affects The Daleks timeline somehow (stops him having accident somehow maybe?). This leads to the Daleks in the state they’re in in the trailers (multiple models together) in some timey-wimey disaster perhaps? This is what The Doctor’s hiding from, and maybe what freezes Earths’ skies, (leading to Missy and Clara looking for him).
    I also agree with the theory that the deformed looking man asking for The Doctor is a Pre-Missy Master on Karn, meaning we’ll see a regeneration scene between them.
    Of course this is just my theory, but it’s one I’m confident with! 😀

    • Anonymous

      September 5th, 2015 - 11:06pm

      Deformed guy cloud be regenerated Morbius as Karn sisterhood wouldn’t be able to tell

    • TheDaleksDeath

      September 9th, 2015 - 8:14pm

      No, it’s not the Master/Missy.

  • Dalekparadigm2

    September 5th, 2015 - 10:50am

    AAAAGH CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!

  • Rebel Whovian

    September 5th, 2015 - 10:08am

    A new trailer for the magicians apprentice was just on TV.

    • CJ

      September 5th, 2015 - 1:14pm

      Yeah its already on YouTube

  • JellyBaby100

    September 5th, 2015 - 12:01am

    Hmm, I was hoping for a full on ‘This episode we will go to Skaro and have an adventure there for two episodes and then leave, giving the classic Daleks lots of time to do and say things’. But now i’m really confused as to just how they’re going to fit this all in.

  • cman1O1dalek

    September 4th, 2015 - 8:40pm

    we are ready!!

  • EndlessTimelord

    September 4th, 2015 - 8:20pm

    Sounds amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN’T WAIT FOR 19TH OF SEPTEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 ;D 🙂

  • timelord327

    September 4th, 2015 - 6:32pm

    Choo choo! All aboard the hype train!

    • Zygon63

      September 4th, 2015 - 8:04pm


  • Rassilon Productions

    September 4th, 2015 - 6:26pm

    With two weeks to go I really cant wait!!

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    September 4th, 2015 - 5:46pm

    “Where is the Doctor?” – Skaro is a sensible guess from the two trailers.

    “the skies of Earth are frozen by a mysterious alien force” – okay, interesting. It looks like there will be two separate (but probably linked somehow) stories going on.

    “what is he hiding from?” – hiding from? Also interesting.

    “past deeds come back to haunt him” – perhaps his decision in Genesis of the Daleks? Also, might link to what he said at the end of Deep Breath about mistakes.

    “old enemies will come face-to-face” – we already know about the Daleks and Missy. Maybe Davros will make a return too.

    “for the Doctor and Clara survival seems impossible” – nothing is impossible when the Doctor is around! 🙂
    However, it sounds like Clara will be without the Doctor, but maybe with Missy. That could be interesting. Missy does meet a Dalek in one of the trailers, so might be on Skaro as well at some point.

  • CJ

    September 4th, 2015 - 5:36pm



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