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The Witch’s Familiar Trailers Sat 26th 7.45pm – 8.35pm

The Witch’s Familiar Sat 26 September 7.45pm – 8.35pm

Trapped and alone in a terrifying Dalek city, the Doctor is at the heart of an evil Empire: no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help. With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist?

And will there be mercy?

Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Hettie Macdonald
Producer: Peter Bennett



  • Anonymous

    September 27th, 2015 - 12:03am

    Hope it stays the same all series but it’s unlikely

  • Mattbro

    September 26th, 2015 - 12:36pm

    Those black and white scenes look like the horror scenes from the Hartnell episode the chase, which coincidently involved the Daleks with their own time machine, which the Doctor must use in order to go back in time and stop Davros as a child. Just a theory.

  • Doctordredd67

    September 26th, 2015 - 8:28am

    In one scene the doctors hand appears to glow brightly, to me it looks as though he may use a regeneration trick to change Davros and or the daleks..?

  • A

    September 24th, 2015 - 8:23pm

    I don’t know why that posted as anonymous (because A is much more informative).

  • Anonymous

    September 24th, 2015 - 8:17pm

    Although I was horrified by the implication of the Doctor killing a child, I had considered the eye mines might be the target. He could be attempting more humour with reference to future events.
    I totally agree with your point, Lily, about the Tardis. Someone even suggested the Doctor could steal & redesign Missy’s Tardis to match his own! A Tardis is not just a machine, she’s a living being encased in a form which can exist alongside her pilot(s). Simply changing vehicle would disrespect the Doctor’s Tardis & possibly upset Missy’s (you never know, maybe her Tardis shares her mad goals & ambitions). Just because the Master was prepared to enslave the Doctor’s Tardis to create a paradox machine does not mean the Doctor would steal an unwilling Tardis to create a hollow copy of his most consistant companion. I don’t think the Doctor’s Tardis can be dead. 4th Doctor did use a transmat though…

  • Simeon

    September 22nd, 2015 - 11:29pm

    And I think those stairs are the same as the ones used as The Royal Collection in The Pandorica Opens. Probably just a reuse of location mind.


    September 22nd, 2015 - 7:09pm


    Hope Davros finally does become the one true leader of the Daleks. He did create them after all, and he is the one true god of all Daleks as well, [not you, Emperor Dalek of 2005 😛 ], and if Davros does stay as leader of the Daleks by the time ‘The Witch’s Familar’ is over, then well done Davros, bout time they recognized you as their one true leader !! 😀

    “I created the Daleks, it is I who shall guide their destiny . . I am the supreme Commander !!”
    Davros – Destiny of the Daleks, 1979.


    September 22nd, 2015 - 7:05pm

    Yeah we know the Doctor wears a ring now, has done since last year. In fact, the reason why Peter Capaldi’s Doctor wears a ring is because he refused to take his wedding ring off for filming, so a special ring was made with a jewel on it which Peter can wear on the same finger he wears his wedding ring on, so your actually looking at two rings, but it looks like one.

    Past Doctor’s to wear rings was the first 3 Doctors.

  • Lily of the Valley

    September 22nd, 2015 - 5:16pm

    20 seconds into the first trailer, davros lifts the doctors left hand up… Did anyone else notice the ring on his RING FINGER!!!!!!!!!!

  • dan23uk

    September 22nd, 2015 - 1:32pm

    sixties and Some 70s Dalek didn’t have lazers Beam Intil Genesis of the Daleks in the 70s.
    Late 80s thay levitated & Scin 2005 more flying.
    All Daleks didt have vapourising weapons.
    (paradigm daleks do vaporize)

  • Anonymous

    September 22nd, 2015 - 12:20pm

    I’m not really sure

  • Anonymous

    September 22nd, 2015 - 12:20pm

    I hate season 9 cuz the doctor is too old and Clara died seriously that’s a great way to start a season Steven Moffat!!

  • Obsie

    September 22nd, 2015 - 11:19am

    Whatever they are, I have sneaking suspicion that the X Factor did beat it. However, the next episode is up against rugby it may fair better. However, let’s see if the BBC are brave enough to shift it’s precious “Stictly” to another time and let Doctor Who start the night

  • Doctordredd67

    September 22nd, 2015 - 10:28am

    I don’t believe the ratings are as low as they say. 4:6 million???? There’s no way the fix factor beat the doctor!

  • Lily of the Valley

    September 22nd, 2015 - 7:26am

    that’s a very good theory, here is mine: I think that because in the first scene of the episode, when the young Davros tells the Doctor his name, the doctor does not help, because it seems like he doesn’t, but in the last scene, you see him time travel back to the weird hand moment and he says ‘Exterminate’. he could either be A) killing davros, or B) killing the weird hand-eye things. And another theory of mine (Just putting it out there) is that Missy couldn’t be killed because she still has a lot to do, the doctor is going to save Clara, because they are besties, and the TARDIS doesn’t explode, because doctor who, wouldn’t be doctor who without the tardis. another thing is, missy and Clara both died too quickly, if you look at the other companions deaths, they were all emotional and heart-to-heart, not at all like their death. The TARDIS needs to be there because he is a time lord, he doesn’t like the hand held time travel and I know that this series isn’t the last of doctor who (they’re going to come up with as many excuses to keep it going as possible). I don’t think that the daleks are going to die or become extinct or something, because they are the Doctors greatest nemesis and they are the villains that make doctor who so famous, so they can’t get rid of them. davros, I think, will die though. (if any of you are wondering how he is still alive after he ‘died’ in the 10th Doctors series, either no-one saw him die, and therefore he could have lived, or the Doctor time travelled to the point before that.) Davros IS going to die at some point, because they have just been putting off his death for so many years now, it needs to happen. the doctor who series isn’t predictable so I could have it wrong, but some of its just math, logic, and common sense.
    the Valley

  • Lily of the Valley

    September 22nd, 2015 - 7:06am

    UNIT maybe? Or Dalek puppets?

  • Doctor Stu

    September 21st, 2015 - 11:33pm

    10 seconds in

  • Doctor Stu

    September 21st, 2015 - 11:32pm

    In the next time trailer there’s a scene where the doctor is on a flight of stairs and he puts his hands up in the air and there’s some weird blobs that appear but if you look closely they look like soldiers holding guns up to the doctor I wonder what that’s about?

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 21st, 2015 - 10:18pm

    (Before I start haven’t read this anywhere else so it’s my conjecture.)

    Haven’t heard/ read I Davros but think in series canon there doing it as being there was nothing particularly evil about Davros in his youth; he BECOMES mad/evil through events/circumstances in the context of the Kaled/Thal war which leads to his creating the Daleks.

    I think to his horror the Doctor realises he has been caught in a temporal paradox;in leaving boy Davros to the hand mines with sonic screwdriver left behind Davros was able to use it to escape and as a future scienist to perhaps reverse engineer it to give him technological insights that also lead to the creation of the Daleks.So in not helping boy Davros the Doctor is also part responsible for THE CREATION OF THE DALEKS!!!No wonder he hasn’t wanted a replacement screwdriver!

    I think this is also about about a supposedly dying Davros getting the Daleks to recognise the Doctor as their new Lord because he’s had a part in their creation all along.

    And then he appears to be going back to boy Davros with a Dalek gun (Though Tardis is supposed to be “destroyed”) this time to kill him and stop it all happening.

  • Tardis’nt

    September 21st, 2015 - 9:39pm

    I thought it was all hail Davros


    September 21st, 2015 - 3:14pm

    Cheers dude 😀

  • DannyTheNerd

    September 21st, 2015 - 12:31pm

    Awesome 😀


    September 21st, 2015 - 8:52am

    Ahh was it ‘all praise Davros’ ? . . . . ah right, couldn’t really tell with Davros talking over the Supreme Dalek and and the music playing over it either which did make it hard to hear the Supreme Dalek speaking.

  • Anonymous

    September 21st, 2015 - 12:16am

    All praise Davros.

  • Doctor Stu

    September 20th, 2015 - 10:22pm

    All praise Davros

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