Doctor Who – The Magician’s Apprentice & The Witch’s Familiar

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As a lot of Matt Smith’s episodes had a bit of extras – prologues or minisodes – we have for the first time for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor a prologue and a prequel ‘The Doctor’s Meditation’ to this new series first story – the prologue can be watched on the video below …

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‘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.

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Trapped and alone on the terrifying planet Skaro, the Doctor is at the heart of the evil Dalek Empire – no sonic, no TARDIS, nobody to help. With his greatest temptation before him, can the Doctor resist? And will there be mercy?


When I read months ago that this new series was to be made of two parts stories, I was really glad as it promised us well developed storylines. I enjoyed this very first, in which are shown familiar faces, with the return of Davros, Missy and Kate Stewart. We meet for the first time the efficient Jac – played by Jaye Griffiths – who will replace the very missed Osgood … I found Peter Capaldi having fun and as usual Michelle Gomez portraying a very humourous and naughty Missy. For moments I thought of Jenna Coleman’s very first episode as souflé girl and dreaded to see her go right away as was announced her leaving the show – fortunately we will have the joy to watch her again in the TARDIS for some new adventures.

Sci-fi adventure, starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez, Jemma Redgrave, Julian Bleach, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Daniel Hoffmann-Gill and Jaye Griffiths.