Doctor Who 801, the first episode of Season 8, has Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Victorian London, spontaneous combustions and a rampant dinosaur on the run…
This is the eighth season of Doctor Who (2000s). It was brought back, after a rest, in 2005. Then we had Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor. David Tennant followed, with Matt Smith next. John Hurt’s Doctor made a surprise appearance last year. Now we have Peter Capaldi taking on the role in this season with 12, not the usual 13, episodes.
This episode is a special extended length with 75 minutes not including ad breaks.
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Doctor Who 801 “Deep Breath” – Official Information
When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions.
Who is the new Doctor and will Clara’s friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy?
The Doctor has changed. It’s time you knew him.
Stars Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, Jenna Coleman as Clara, Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra, Dan Starkey as Strax, Catrin Stewart as Jenny, Peter Ferdinando as Half-Face Man, Paul Hickey as Inspector Gregson, Tony Way as Alf, Maggie Service as Elsie, Mark Kempner as the Cabbie, Brian Miller as Barney, Graham Duff as the Waiter, Ellis George as Courtney, Peter Hannah as Policeman, Paul Kasey as Footman and introducing Michelle Gomez as Missy. Plus Matt Smith as The Doctor!
Directed by Ben Wheatley and written by Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat. Additional Executive Producer Brian Minchin.
Worldwide air date: August 23rd, 2014. In the US the program will air at 8:00pm. Update: Now confirmed for BBC One on 23 August at 7.50pm to 9.10pm.