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September 4th, 2015 52 comments

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.


  • 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.

  • Doyouhearthem?

    September 7th, 2015 - 5:08pm

    Yeah, but not since then.

  • 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 astronaut of death

    September 6th, 2015 - 7:15pm

    Probably on the week it starts…..

  • The Mire

    September 6th, 2015 - 6:34pm

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

  • 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”

  • the astronaut of death

    September 6th, 2015 - 1:39pm

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

  • 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”.


    September 6th, 2015 - 7:10am

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

  • caolan

    September 6th, 2015 - 12:28am

    No more

  • Anonymous

    September 5th, 2015 - 11:09pm

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

  • Anonymous

    September 5th, 2015 - 11:06pm

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

  • 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

  • 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


    September 5th, 2015 - 4:00pm

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


    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.

  • 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! 😀

  • CJ

    September 5th, 2015 - 1:14pm

    Yeah its already on YouTube

  • 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.

  • 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 🙂

  • Zygon63

    September 4th, 2015 - 8:04pm


  • timelord327

    September 4th, 2015 - 6:32pm

    Choo choo! All aboard the hype train!

  • 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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