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Doctor Who – What Did You Think of Hide?

What Did You Think of Hide?

Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion sat alone on a desolate moor.

Within its walls, a ghost-hunting professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her?

Now that the 4th episode of series 7b has aired in the UK what did you think?, was it the best episode ever or just average.



  • Davros

    July 24th, 2014 - 5:37pm

    a good ep. but it’s just fake

    • the astronaut of death

      July 24th, 2014 - 6:35pm


  • outnumbered

    April 24th, 2013 - 10:10pm

    for me i think series 6 was the worst series ever but

    series 7 is geting close

    • Anonymous

      April 26th, 2013 - 10:50am

      I know, but ive noticed it typically goes in acycle of a very bad episode to either an acceptable obe or a really good one, and cheer up ive heard that steven moffet might leave after the 50th anniversery

    • McGann is the Doctor

      April 29th, 2013 - 12:58pm

      Same here except I replace the word worst with best.

  • Anonymous

    April 24th, 2013 - 5:37pm

    Cold War is still my favourite from Series 7B, what do other people think?


      April 24th, 2013 - 5:38pm

      That was me talking by the way!

  • BadgerCo

    April 24th, 2013 - 4:39pm

    I never thought I’d say this after the complicatedness of Series 6………but I want Moffat to write every episode.

  • McGann is the Doctor

    April 24th, 2013 - 4:05pm

    Doctor Who is still good, but that episode was mostly just good in atmosphere, FX, filming and acting, the overall direction of the story wasn’t very good.

    Don’t get me wrong, twisty turny ploty-wottys are good, but the ones in that story were quite …eh, I dunno, they didn’t work ?

    It’s like trying to have an ice cream but lets put a flake on it, oh yay, a flake ! But we can only have a quarter of a flake that fell on the floor.

    If you can’t do a good plot twist, don’t do one atall ❗

    For the special effects and resources of the show, they really need a proper amazing good story. The kind of story that’s long and strong enough to be a novel, not a 45 minute romp ❗

    These 45 minute episodes don’t feel like proper stories, they feel like little bonus stories, they’re so short ! ❗

  • Anonymous

    April 24th, 2013 - 1:40pm

    this episode wasern’t a good episode but then again it wasern’t bad. there where some good parts like the continuaty references( although matt smith pronounces Metabelis wrong its prounounced met-a-bee-lis and the ending kinda rewind thefeel of thie episode the idea that the monster’s plot was to get back so that he can( lets just say reverse the polarity of the nutron flo) with that other monster yuck. The acting was good. I give this episode a 4/10 only because I felt this story went nowhere

  • fishfingers and custard

    April 23rd, 2013 - 9:16pm

    by the way
    the next doctor (if there is 1)he has to be ginger becausse the 9th doctor (christopher ecclson) 10th doctor(davit tennant) wanted to be ginger and so does matt smith so the 12th doctor has to be ginger
    i mean c’mon

    • Anonymous

      April 23rd, 2013 - 9:22pm

      No never going to happon. The show would be made fun at. No I have no problem with gingers and I am not a ginger hater I just saying that stupid people would make fun at the doctor

    • [email protected]

      April 26th, 2013 - 11:18am

      to true anonymous

  • fishfingers and custard

    April 23rd, 2013 - 8:49pm

    this episode was gr8 i loved how it kinda ended in a love storie it was FANTASTIC best episode yet xx 🙂


    April 23rd, 2013 - 12:55pm

    Bring back jamie.Set after the war games and after culloden.He,s old but has a wife,two sons,daughter and grandchild.He,the doctor and clara battle an alien menace in the highlands.kill jamie off and give him a good highland send off. have his son join the tardis crew for a new generation. What do you think?

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 23rd, 2013 - 1:32pm

      Sounds interesting. If they’re bringing back lots of Troughton era monsters this season, it would be interesting to have one of his companions return.

    • random user

      April 23rd, 2013 - 8:07pm

      good idea. and who should the doctor and jamie fight? the quarks.

    • the ergon

      April 24th, 2013 - 11:54am

      some new alien menace. or for old times sake,the yeti and great intelligence. I,ve given the idea, now someone should let steven moffat or fraser hines know by e-mail,and someone decent to execute a decent storyline.


    April 23rd, 2013 - 12:49pm

    why,ll the stories from this season are fine for younger kids (the exception being the excellent’angels take manhattan’,it does seem like stven moffat is losing his way a bit.Wheres the real tensin and scares of old.Thy should use the hinchliffe era as a template for good scary who. Also i do think they should consider going back to two parter cliffhangers for the full next series.

    • 11matt

      April 23rd, 2013 - 6:00pm

      what episodes were in this era

    • the ergon

      April 24th, 2013 - 11:49am

      you know,pyramids of mars,seeds of doom,talons of weng chiang.around the 4th doctor ,sarah jane and around the leela crossover.

    • Anonymous

      April 24th, 2013 - 1:38pm

      I think that every story should be a two parter

    • McGann is the Doctor

      April 24th, 2013 - 3:59pm

      Not every story, but most of them

      Every 2012 and 2013 episode so far has been half as long as a classic era story, with the exception of the Snowmen: in 1985 you had a 45 minute part each week, with atleast two for every story.

      Now we have one 45 minute story.

      Kinda sucks ! ❗

    • 11matt

      April 24th, 2013 - 4:00pm

      i have seen some of them episodes i just was not sure who hinchliffe was


      April 26th, 2013 - 12:33pm

      Phillip hinchliffe. Should have mentioned before,sorry. But yeah, they should go back to the two or even four parters. Think of the money they could save on sets and other guests, but more importantly taking more time could focus more on storyline and character development. Slow the pace a little so clara and the doctor could have the sort of conversations like the 3rd doctor and jo used to have. It shouldn,t all be dashing around.

    • 11matt

      April 26th, 2013 - 7:35pm

      I agree we at least need some two parters soon

  • matfav

    April 22nd, 2013 - 9:41pm

    What has seriously gone wrong with who’s episode: Hide!

    The acting and special effects are always world class, but the direction, script and overall arc left me very cold and somewhat disappointed, much like having all the ingredients for a cake that somehow wasn’t cooked right and left a bad taste in one’s mouth. Here we encountered a wonderful scary ghost story turned sci fi, turned love story, well you get the point. The focus was lost. The characters of clarion oswald oswin (maybe a physical emination of the tardis itself) was not developed and the doctor was all over the shop. After the rings episode that frankly was abysmal, is it the end for who? It all starts with the writing and writers knowing the who universe. Clara by now should have been more developed. maybe they dumbed it down for the American audience? The Tenant years were a dream come true and early Mat Smith, perfect. The Cold War left me cold and the ice warrior would have been more convincing leaving the earth alone if the Doctor simply stated ” we found you down there, who knows how many more of you are down there” leaving the arc for future episode development, rather than begging for mercy. I did not know clara could fly the tardis into a pocket universe. Clever girl. All in all I hope it picks up in speed, script and character development. If not, it may be delegated to another 20 year hiatus.

    • Michelle

      April 23rd, 2013 - 3:59am

      I’ve been watching since the beginning of the reboot and I’m in America so I’m pretty sure it isn’t dumbed down for us. It’s Moffat having no direction of where he wants to go. Tennants years were amazing because of Tennant and RTD.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 23rd, 2013 - 1:33pm

      I’ve been watching even before the resurrection because my Dad has alot of videos and DVD’s of Classic stories, and I think Doctor Who is doing great right now.

    • Joanne D

      April 23rd, 2013 - 8:52pm

      Agree with Matfav.

    • McGann is the Doctor

      April 24th, 2013 - 4:03pm

      Doctor Who is still good, but that episode was mostly just good in atmosphere and FX and acting, the overall direction of the story wasn’t very good.

      Don’t get me wrong, twisty turny ploty-wottys are good, but the ones in that story were quite …eh, I dunno, they didn’t work ?

      It’s like trying to have an ice cream but lets put a flake on it, oh yay, a flake ! But we can only have a quarter of a flake that fell on the floor.

      If you can’t do a good plot twist, don’t do one atall ❗

  • Volcanic7383

    April 22nd, 2013 - 9:13pm

    Am I the only one that thinks it was terrible

    • dalek eternal

      April 24th, 2013 - 9:20am

      well it wasnt terrible but it wasnt brilliant either i was hoping for a very scary episode perhaps one to rival blink but it didnt even come close although its not as bad as the rings of akhaten which in my opinion is the worst episode ive ever seen

  • the astornaut of death

    April 22nd, 2013 - 7:36pm

    I would have liked it to be more scary

  • That Creature Down There

    April 22nd, 2013 - 6:44pm

    I knew the doctor in the woods scene wasn’t the fields of trenzalor and the finale.

  • LG

    April 22nd, 2013 - 5:47pm

    I was enjoying this episode so kuch until STOCK FOOTAGE I probably would not mind if it wasn’t from about 15mins earlier in the episode, I found it almost embarresing.

    • That Creature Down There

      April 22nd, 2013 - 6:45pm



      April 23rd, 2013 - 10:44am

      What stock footage?

  • Dalek The Supreme

    April 22nd, 2013 - 5:38pm

    I’m still collecting my thoughts, I thought the episode was a great and terrifying ghost story, with moments that made me terrified. This is on par with Asylum of the Daleks, The Curse of Fenric, Blink, The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, Resurrection of the Daleks, Tomb of the Cybermen, and The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon as far as scariness goes. However, I’m not sure if the ending is really good or really bad. I’ll have to watch it again to see.

    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2013 - 7:25pm

      Asylum of the daleks was terrible

    • outnumbered

      April 22nd, 2013 - 8:28pm

      yeah i agree aotd was bad

      and i did not like this ep at all

      only a 3 out of 10

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 23rd, 2013 - 3:11am

      I liked Asylum of the Daleks, it might be my favorite Series 7 episode so far.

    • cyberman2

      April 23rd, 2013 - 4:56pm

      people like what they like so outnumbered and whoever that anonymous person was leave dalek the supreme to like what episodes he likes

    • dalek eternal

      April 24th, 2013 - 9:23am

      i like asylum of the daleks to its was a good episode although i dont think hide was anywhere near as good as blink but i did enjoy it i was actually hoping for it to be scarier than blink but it wasnt. also what do you guys think of planet of the ood i love the bit when the man gets into an ood i think that its gross but its brilliant

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 25th, 2013 - 2:22am

      Thanks, Cyberman2. I think this story had good intentions and was scary as heck…until the final plot twist, which made no sense. Also, the time traveller lady (Forgot her name) had nothing to do but get rescued. 6/10
      I haven’t seen Planet of the Ood in a while, but from what I remember, it was a great moral story, but I’d have to rewatch it before I made a final decision.

  • TheDoctorGallifrey

    April 22nd, 2013 - 5:05pm

    I noticed two interesting things about Clara in this episode:
    She said 11 again(she said it in TBOSJ, about chapter 11)and she mentioned a big chin like in AOTD.

  • Anonymous

    April 22nd, 2013 - 4:35pm

    Remember when the monsters where oh I don’t know the VILLIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This episode was terrible

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 22nd, 2013 - 5:39pm

      Oh, I remember, that was only, what? Two, maybe three weeks ago?

    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2013 - 7:27pm

      Every dr who episode needs a vilian. Stories like curse of the black spot were terrible beacuase it lacked a villian.

    • outnumbered

      April 22nd, 2013 - 8:31pm

      dr who should have monsters thats what we watch it for

      to be scared in dr who no one dies anymore and there no shock as u know everyone will be allright

      bosj = no deaths
      roa = no deaths
      cw= death and it was good
      hide= no deaths

    • Anonymous

      April 23rd, 2013 - 1:58am

      Outnumbered?? Don’t you remember? Cold War had 2 deaths!! When the ice warrior ripped the two boys apart to examine them?? So they didn’t show the dead bodies,

    • Anonymous

      April 23rd, 2013 - 1:59am

      Sorry read your thing wrong yes cw ha deaths sorry bout that!

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 23rd, 2013 - 3:12am

      Doctor Who can be fantastic without villains. There were no real villains in The Girl Who Waited, and that episode was a masterpiece!

  • The Hypnotism Lord

    April 22nd, 2013 - 4:26pm

    who else finds the sonic noise almost hypnotising??

  • Terriermon

    April 22nd, 2013 - 2:19pm

    The new series is very dissapointing so far. As was this episode. I cannot stand Matt Smith’s doctor and I wish David Tennant would come back for like a reverse regeneration :/ Also I’d like Russell T Davies back thank-you very much. Steven Moffat you have ruined such great TV

    • the astronaut of death

      April 22nd, 2013 - 3:54pm

      i dont agree with you at all there matt and steven are both brilliant and they have not ruined the show

    • booboo

      April 22nd, 2013 - 4:02pm

      like many things to do with Doctor Who there are greatly divided opinions on this

    • sheepinafez

      April 22nd, 2013 - 4:11pm

      if you dont like change doctor who isnt the show for you

    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2013 - 4:29pm

      I think dr who has gone downhill. Why can’t it be like the classic series

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 22nd, 2013 - 5:35pm

      I think what fans need to understand is Doctor Who isn’t all about David Tennant or RTD or the Classic Series. If Doctor Who’s about one thing, it’s change. The Doctor regenerates and a new actor takes over, the companions come and go, and the writers and executive producers come, add their ideas and episodes into the mix, and leave. Even the main monsters evolve. In summary, Doctor Who is a constantly changing show, and if you don’t like change, Doctor Who is not the show for you.


      April 22nd, 2013 - 5:51pm

      i have no problem with matt or steven, even though the barbie doll in cold war pushed it. i have a problem with the new story lines. where was the villain in hide? why couldn’t it just be a whole alien ghost story? they do over complicate things, like clara.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 22nd, 2013 - 6:19pm

      There doesn’t need to be a villain for a story to be great, look at The Girl Who Waited or The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances! Those were both brilliant pieces of work, with no villains. Monsters, maybe, but certainly not villains.

    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2013 - 7:29pm

      Every dr who story needs a villian. Stories like curse of the blackspot were terrible beacasuse they lack a proper villian

    • outnumbered

      April 22nd, 2013 - 8:36pm

      i think steven moffat is a over rated writer.

      and i dont like matts dr. he dont care about his friends anymore. he left clara in a room he told her lets find a ghost and dont care for her feelings

      and the clara story. i liked it at first but now i DONT CARE


      April 22nd, 2013 - 8:59pm

      it’s gonna be dragged out like river song’s was.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 23rd, 2013 - 3:14am

      Yes, the 11th Doctor doesn’t care about his companions, that’s why he cried and even went into retirement over Amy and Rory’s death. He’s just become more alien again. My problem with the 10th Doctor is that he seems to have convinced people that the Doctor needs to act human.

    • the astronaut of death

      April 23rd, 2013 - 4:43pm

      the 11th doctor dose not care for his compangions ?

      did you see the angels take manhateen with the dr crying his eyes out .

    • Doctor Rules

      April 23rd, 2013 - 7:49pm

      it’s still good. I enjoy the episodes it’s just now an again it gets really complicated. It’s not so bad this series but series 6 was terrible for it. We’ve just got a writer who likes complicated plots. But his plots are genius. He just needs to explain them a bit more.

    • dalek eternal

      April 24th, 2013 - 9:28am

      matt smith is a great actor i prefer tennant yes but doctor who needs change its what keeps the show fresh and exciting and steven moffat is great writer he wrote blink remember and that episode is superbly written although he has had some bad episodes but mainly good although im hoping after series 7 he stops splitting the series in half so we can just have a full series each time

    • outnumbered

      April 24th, 2013 - 9:42am

      moffat is a good writer when he writes one ep a series and has someone by his side to help him.

      yes blink was good but

      snowman= bad
      bells of john = ok

      beast = bad

      victory of the daleks = bad

      big bang = bad

      aot daleks= what a way to ruin 50 year BAD

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 25th, 2013 - 2:26am

      Mark Gatiss wrote Victory of the Daleks. And you don’t explain why you don’t like any of those episodes except for Asylum of the Daleks, and that’s because of one plot twist? Before you construct an argument, give reasons backing your point of view. The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang and Asylum of the Daleks are some of my all-time favorites.

  • Levi

    April 22nd, 2013 - 2:00am

    Great episode keep them coming. Can’t wait for November!

  • MAXP

    April 22nd, 2013 - 1:17am

    I really enjoyed this, thought the monster in the woods was very well done, very evil and disturbing looking. The forest looked very well done also, definitely creepy. I thought the scene where Clara confronted the Doctor about his blase attitude to humanity’s mortality and linear chronologically constrained existence was really done well also. These are the things normal people would ask. Of course though the ending was a let down, it always will be in these 1 episode stories due to the time constraints. 45 mins is just not enough to tell stories of these types properly , and in this era of de-compressed story telling it’s even more off putting to watch.

    • random user

      April 22nd, 2013 - 5:01pm

      i know! the time constraints should be extended! they should make them hour-long episodes!

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 25th, 2013 - 2:27am

      I think it would be better if they made all stories two-parters from now on.

  • rebecca foxon

    April 22nd, 2013 - 12:30am

    I have watched doctor who all my life and loved it. It has always been fantastic up Untill series 7 part 2. The doctor has changed and its not good. Intact all the characters are too emotional charged about relationships and it is ruining the whole point of doctor who. It is not supposed to be a romantically love story. I like the air of mistery that used to be there.
    Very disappointed but will keep watching in hope that it will improve 🙁

    • Anonymous

      April 22nd, 2013 - 4:31pm

      Dr who has really gone downhill

    • Dalek The Supreme

      April 23rd, 2013 - 1:36pm

      What about the mystery of the Doctor’s name? Or who Clara is? I think the RTD era had the whole “too much love” problem. The Doctor fell in love with Rose, his companions fell in love with him, and Jack fell in love with anyone and anything. If anything, I think they’ve solved this problem.

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