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Face The Raven 21st November at 8.10pm to 9pm

Doctor Who: Face The Raven

The Doctor and Clara, with their old friend Rigsy, find themselves in a magical alien world, hidden on a street in the heart of London.

Sheltered within are some of the most fearsome creatures of the universe… and Ashildr (Maisie Williams)! With a death sentence hanging over their heads, not all of the intruders will get out alive.



  • DMW

    November 23rd, 2015 - 12:47am

    You killed Clara???!!! What are you thinking???!!!! Companions NEVER die. Man this better be a ploy.
    And btw, thanx for toning down the background music. Seriously.. I can hear the dialogue now.
    Bring her back!!!


    November 21st, 2015 - 3:08pm

    Well, goodbye to the real Clara tonight. Clearly the Clara in the finale dressed as a waitress in an American Diner is an echo of the real Clara [like Oswin Oswald and Clara Oswin Oswald was], and like those other echo’s, it’s this waitress Clara’s job to do what all the others was born to do, to save the Doctor !.

    Now you might say to me “no, because the echo’s was made by the real Clara to fix the Doctor’s timeline after the Great Intelligence muddled it up”, but a recent Doctor Who Magazine comic-strip suggests otherwise.

    So tonight we say goodbye to the real Clara, but in the finale, she’ll turn out to be an echo who may or may not die to save him [the one in a recent DWM comic-strip did not die but nearly did] and that will the last time we see Clara in the form of an echo of herself.

    I like that, because we first met Clara through 2 echo’s, to end her time with the Doctor with an echo seems a fitting way to say goodbye to Clara.

    Don’t think Zygon, it’s too obvious, plus why would a Zygon want to disguise itself as Clara in an American Diner anyway ?.

    • Anjie

      November 25th, 2015 - 11:42pm

      Lol. Yeah Diner!Clara is probably an echo. Additionally, there are suspicions that she works in the same diner that the eleventh doctor visited before he got “killed” by “river” at lake silencio. Maybe, if diner Clara does die by saving The Doctor’s life, it’s because she was maybe just strolling by silencio and astronaut!River’s gun Ray deflected off the Doctor’s bow tie and hit her.

  • PedroPete has ‘Crocodile Tears’ over Clara Oswald leaving.

    November 21st, 2015 - 2:46pm

    Clara! Doctor! Ashildr! Rigsy! Ood! Judoon! Cybermen!

    • JasonisnotaRobot

      November 21st, 2015 - 7:08pm

      Things! Excitement!

  • Anonymous

    November 21st, 2015 - 8:31am

    Maybe this clara is a zygon and the real clara left to have a new job

    • CJ

      November 21st, 2015 - 6:53pm

      Lol πŸ˜€ I’m sorry but I fell out of my chair when I read your comment… No offence but that has to be the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard, The Clara dressed as the waitress will either be the real Clara or like people are saying an echo of her

  • Anonymous

    November 21st, 2015 - 8:28am

    Maybe the clara as a dinner lady is actually a zygon who helped the dr remember the real clara he lost

  • 100,000BC

    November 20th, 2015 - 10:52pm

    I think they’re making Clara’s sacrifice/final exit too obvious.
    Either Ashildr (who is, lest we forget, immortal, and therefore may be happy to finally die OR would not be killed by the Raven and therefore no sacrifice would be made) faces the raven instead or there is a twist e.g Clara carries on after death as a final impossible girl splinter whom we meet in episode 12.

    • Anonymous

      November 21st, 2015 - 8:32am

      Maybe the clara at the restaurant is a zygon

  • oliver

    November 19th, 2015 - 10:51pm

    I have read that Clara is to be “the first companion killed off for 30 years” (Adric being the first). But The Angels Take Manhattan saw the deaths of Amy and Rory, so wouldnt Clara be the fourth? Or the fifth if we include Katarina from the 60’s?

    • Doctor Stu

      November 20th, 2015 - 7:11am

      They didn’t really die tho because they lived their lives in the past but I see what you mean

    • doctor3000

      November 20th, 2015 - 7:21am

      We never saw Amy & Rory die, they got sent back in time to live out their lives

    • oliver

      November 20th, 2015 - 11:35am

      We never saw Adric die. The ship exploded, but there is no proof Adric’s body was on it. He may have teleported out.

      And with Amy and Rory, we see their gravestones next to the Weeping Angel (which by the way, does not move a single muscle when the Doctor and River are not looking at it, and there supposed to be faster than you can imagine). Guess it wanted a stroll in NYC

    • 100,000BC

      November 20th, 2015 - 3:55pm

      Amy and Rory left, lived a full and happy life, then died of old age; Adric, Katarina and Sara Kingdom died during their adventures with the Doctor. Given that it’s a show about time travel, Amy and Rory “died” just as much as Nyssa or Tegan or Mel or Rose or Martha.

      Also, as I think was explained in the episode, the angel was ‘weak’ and after it had sent Amy back it became a statue

    • Obsie

      November 21st, 2015 - 1:57pm

      “never saw Adric die”, do you realise the ghastly implications of your words ? lol.

    • oliver

      November 21st, 2015 - 5:33pm

      I didnt mean it to sound like that.

    • 76 Totter’s Lane

      November 21st, 2015 - 7:28pm

      There is that clay animation of him surviving, landing on Earth and then getting eaten by a dinosaur on the ‘Earthshock’ DVD.

  • Doctor Stu

    November 17th, 2015 - 5:18pm

    Can we all just take a moment, Davros spoke a hybrid, half timelord half Dalek. And at the end of the witches familiar missy finds herself surrounded by daleks. Maybe she agrees to help create the hybrid and then turns up in the finale as an enemy again as opposed to being a sadastic side kick

    • Obsie

      November 18th, 2015 - 10:04am

      And in Capaldi’s first season Missy said “Clara, my Clara, oh I chose you well”. So it’s possible, oh and don’t forget, “it’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for”, as a certain person once said.

    • Doctor Stu

      November 18th, 2015 - 12:52pm

      I’m so excited

  • The Surgeon

    November 17th, 2015 - 8:15am

    Pause at 0:12.
    Is that a Cyberman and an Ood electrocuting each other? <3 =)


      November 17th, 2015 - 3:18pm

      Aside from electrocuting each other, yes it is an Ood with a Cyberman, but it appears to be taking an interest in the Cyberman as if it is damaged and the Ood is caring for it.

    • Anonymous

      November 17th, 2015 - 6:54pm

      Pause at 0:13 there’s a lugarliracush from rings of akhaten

    • Docfan2000

      November 20th, 2015 - 9:36pm

      Don’t forget, juddon are gonna be in it as well!

    • Mick181

      November 20th, 2015 - 9:44pm

      I think the Ood at the 12sec mark is using a angle grinder(cutting tool) to remove the Cybermans head. I don’t think their electrocuting each other. This episode looks the best of the Capaldi era I like Capaldi as the Doctor, but i think he is being let down by poor writing.

  • eleven

    November 16th, 2015 - 6:38pm

    I think The real Clara will die on face the raven and echoes of her will be left over like maybe in the diner and such.

    • Anonymous

      November 16th, 2015 - 10:36pm

      Yes I think the diner lady is an echo of her

    • Terry Nutkins

      November 17th, 2015 - 5:52am

      I’m with you Sherlock she’ll be one of the Clara splinters and it will break the wee doctors heart because she looks like Clara but isn’t.

    • FoaRyan

      November 19th, 2015 - 5:01pm

      Didn’t that already happen? Or wait, will happen. Tense always gets me mixed up.

      But it would explain diner Clara missing information and it never being explained. I still love this show. Will love? Yes, yes I did.


    November 16th, 2015 - 5:43pm

    Well, this obviously is not a spoiler, but we know for a fact that this is not Clara’s last appearance because she will be seen in the finale dressed as an American Diner waitress, the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine out last week clearly shows that.

    Bit silly that ages back we was told that Clara was going to leave at some point during series 9, but she’s been with the Doctor the entire 9th series, so I don’t know why Moffat decided to say “Oh she’ll be leaving at some point during series 9” when we now know he was lying through his teeth. Honestly, that man sure has a track record of being a liar from time to time, his not always honest, and it makes him unpopular too.

    Didn’t expect the Cyberman and the Ood, I wonder why they are in the story.

    Course, once this episode has come on gone . . . . OH – MY – RASSILON !! πŸ˜€

    GALLIFREY RETURNS AT LAST !! . . . . oh, and goodbye Clara, we’ll miss you, except the haters, but hey, ignore them love, you’ve been brilliant πŸ™‚

  • MrHaloWho

    November 16th, 2015 - 6:49am

    Knowing Steven Moffat, the trailer shows Clara saying “Goodbye, Doctor.”, but she’s probably upset because she leaving him to go on holiday but the flights have been cancelled or something.

    The ‘dangling out the TARDIS thing is really old now, and we won’t find it scary/mysterious/upsetting/hilarious, so please leave Matt Smith out of the show for once, Moffat! He’s gone!

    • The Surgeon

      November 16th, 2015 - 8:14am

      Keep your moaning till the episode’s finished, will you? Some people want to enjoy it!

      I’m not sure The Eleventh Hour and The Day of the Doctor counts as really old, either.

    • Doctor Stu

      November 17th, 2015 - 5:11pm

      I agree I think it’s getting old but the reason for it I think is so she can find the hidden street I’m assuming

    • Anonymous

      March 17th, 2016 - 3:17pm

      11(Matt Smith) was dangling out the tardis

  • bigwhofan

    November 15th, 2015 - 8:15pm

    People are gonna cry no matter what they think of Clara, with the right acting and music it’s gonna be emotional no matter what!

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2015 - 11:30pm

      I watched that… And just exploded.

    • MrHaloWho

      November 21st, 2015 - 1:26pm

      I think I’ll laugh.

  • The Legend Doctor

    November 15th, 2015 - 3:03pm

    Oh My GOD!!!! D: I will miss you Impossible Girl!! </3 2013-2015

    • Crazy Ross Faces the Raven

      November 15th, 2015 - 6:06pm

      Clara splinters were first seen in 2012.
      Jenna has been on Doctor Who since 2012.

    • bigwhofan

      November 15th, 2015 - 8:12pm

      But Clara Oswald became a companion in 2013, 2012 was just Owsin and Clara Oswin Oswald echos, they werent the Clara travelling with him

    • Doctor Stu

      November 15th, 2015 - 8:42pm

      Rose popped up in the end of time but we don’t class that as 2005-2009

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2015 - 10:42pm

      Actually Clara, as in the real one, appears at the very end of The Snowmen, so yes it is 2012.

    • The Legend Doctor

      November 20th, 2015 - 10:35pm

      Okay 2013 then but we will all miss her

  • Anonymous

    November 15th, 2015 - 1:47pm

    What’s that tattoo on ashildr

  • Anonymous

    November 15th, 2015 - 1:45pm

    What is your 3 favourite monsters mine is

    3 daleks
    2 ood
    And 1


    • 12thDoctor

      November 15th, 2015 - 5:58pm

      The Ood are not really monsters/villains

    • Anonymous

      November 19th, 2015 - 3:42pm

      Whatever I love oods

  • Anonymous

    November 15th, 2015 - 1:11pm

    I seen a theory on another website about how this episode may unfold and how it would tie into the finale, basically the doctor will be the one to face the raven and `die` at the episodes cliffhanger. Heaven sent would see Clara distraught but eventually, keeping with the episodes title, missy would arrive with the doctors confession dial which, when opened would include some very cryptic instructions on how to bring the doctor back. Clara and Missy would try and figure what the doctors confession means.
    meanwhile, the doctor has found his way to some sort of afterlife/dimension/zone/ thingy (the nethersphere?) whilst there he some how comes into contact or has a vision of Gallifrey and how to bring it back and may also find away to bring himself back to life, all whilst simultaneously being stalked by the veil creature.
    Back to Missy and Clara, Missy thinks that someone must sacrifice themselves to go fetch the doctor, killing themselves in the process, of coarse Missy isn’t one for self sacrifice and murders Clara instead who meets the doctor (and possibly Danny)in the afterlife.
    Hell bent, in short, the doctor finds some sort of way to back Gallifrey, there will probably be some sort of threat/ monster/ invasion/ revelation etc… but in the end the Doctor also finds a way to bring back himself and Clara, however she chooses to stay in the nethersphere with Danny instead. the doctor will arrive back in this life just in time for Christmas, and a certain Doctor Song…

    Its just a fan theory but i think its pretty neat

    • 12thDoctor

      November 15th, 2015 - 1:38pm

      !!!SPOILERS!!!:The Doctor is known to be the only character in Heaven Sent

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2015 - 4:22pm

      the plot thickens…

  • Big D

    November 15th, 2015 - 12:56pm

    Is this the episode she goes? I really, really hope so!

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2015 - 3:45pm

      are no i like her anyway she leaves in episode 12

    • Crazy Ross Faces the Raven

      November 15th, 2015 - 6:07pm

      Who says its Clara in episode 12?

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2015 - 11:32pm

      Nooooo she leaves in episode 10

  • Daniel

    November 15th, 2015 - 11:21am

    Looks like fun – I like mixes of aliens in one story. But may get criticized for ripping off the setting of Diagon Alley from Harry Potter.

    Also how many alien cultures are hidden on Earth. Do the Zygons know of this place? What of the Silent who are supposed to be everywhere? Can we go have some adventures on other worlds again rather than cram everything into the UK?

    Finally, I’m confused that they are departing from the two-party story format that has worked so well this year. It so felt like this week’s episode ended on a cliff-hanger.

    • The Surgeon

      November 15th, 2015 - 12:01pm

      Moffatt’s said that it’s possible this is the start of a three-part finale.
      I’ll admit, Moffatt’s word means precisely nothing, but I imagine this’ll be kind of like the Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived: two-part-ish, not-two-part-ish.

    • bigwhofan

      November 15th, 2015 - 8:13pm

      Question.. are The Girl Who Died/The Woman Who Lived an official two parter? As in, they count as one story?

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2015 - 10:44pm

      Yes they are officially a two parter. Also, it was Capaldi who mentioned this was a three parter, Steven Moffat has been trying to keep its status totally secret.

  • Zygon63

    November 15th, 2015 - 10:53am

    Now this looks like good Doctor Who!

  • nathan

    November 15th, 2015 - 10:29am

    Clara is leaving in this episode

  • Anonymous

    November 15th, 2015 - 9:14am


    • Simon

      November 15th, 2015 - 1:13pm

      I saw the Ood doing something to a Cyberman at the 12 second mark it was only on there for a millisecond. Looks like its going to be a very good story.

  • Moog Who Craft!

    November 15th, 2015 - 8:55am

    Ashildr better not die! She’s my favourite character and I wouldn’t bear it if she died.
    It would also be a shame that Clara died. I am really liking her in SERIES 9!

    • JasonisnotaRobot

      November 15th, 2015 - 10:04am

      Ashildr is immortal, how would she die?

    • Platon29

      November 21st, 2015 - 2:40am

      She isnt immortal, she just can’t die of old age since she isn’t ageing. She is able to heal much quicker than most but if she is killed too quickly then she is dead. For good.

  • collector

    November 15th, 2015 - 2:23am

    If it really is Clara that must face the raven, then i am goin to need tissues next week! Surely she cant leave like this… Not like this!

    If it really is true, then Clara’s final line needs to be: Run you clever boy, and remember me!

    Really dont want to say this, but here it comes:

    Goodbye, Clara Oswald, our Impossible Girl. You truly will be greatly missed.

    • Big D

      November 15th, 2015 - 12:54pm

      Disagree. Completely.

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2015 - 11:33pm

      True dat

    • collector

      November 16th, 2015 - 2:46am

      Big D, shush. Its emotional when a long running companion leaves.

  • Eternal Ood

    November 14th, 2015 - 11:56pm

    Im 99.9% sure that Clara is killed in this episode ….but looks amazing!!

  • anon

    November 14th, 2015 - 11:34pm

    Tears have just formed in my eyes watchin the trailer. I know Clara is leaving, but not like this! Not like this!

    First Adric, then Amy & Rory, not Clara! Hopefully that stupid Ashildr jumps in front of her and faces the raven.
    I think im gonna need tissues for this.

    If this really is Clara’s exit, her final line needs to be: run you clever boy, and remember me!

    Goodbye, Clara Oswald πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  • Dem squiggles

    November 14th, 2015 - 10:48pm


  • The Living Shadow

    November 14th, 2015 - 10:47pm

    She’s been in the show for ages, and they’ve teased her leaving many times, but I don’t think I’m ready for Clara leaving…

    • CG

      November 14th, 2015 - 11:15pm

      I know, I am so sad, she has been with us for so long that I don’t want her to go.

    • Olga

      November 14th, 2015 - 11:30pm

      I feel exactly the same. I’m sure I’m going to cry my eyes out next week.

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    November 14th, 2015 - 10:10pm

    It’s 50 mins instead of 45. Somethings gonna happen.

    • 100,000BC

      November 15th, 2015 - 8:58am

      Most of this year’s episodes have been listed as 50 minutes – actually most of them have been about 46 minutes but the BBC want a multiple of five minutes!

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    November 14th, 2015 - 10:09pm


    On a different note, it looks like the episode next week will be fantastic.

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2015 - 11:33pm

      Ha ikr

    • Anonymous

      November 18th, 2015 - 8:27am

      I hope Asheidr doesn’t become his companion I hope that boy does in the yellow jacket I don’t care who he is JUST MAKE HIM THE DOCTORS COMPANION! Please

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