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The Seventh Series of rebooted Doctor Who were ordered by the controller of BBC1 in Autumn 2011. Series 7 started 1 September 2012 and was split into two parts, with the final part airing from the 30th March to the 18th April. The episodes in the series were marketed as the 'blockbuster of the week', each episode in the series was standalone.The series focused on Amy and Rorys departure and the mystrey of Clara Oswald. 

Part One was recieved well by critics, The first and last episodes were acclaimed by critics for the darker tone and Amy and Rory's deparure which was thought to be the stongest yet. While in Part Two, the introduction of new companion Clara was accepted by fans, many thought that the impossible girl storyline didn't allow her to grown in the role like Rose or Amy. The series won "Best Drama Series" and "Best Actor" for Matt Smith at the NTA in January 2014. 





Main CastEdit

  • Matt Smith - The Eleventh Doctor (15/15) 
  • Jenna Coleman - Clara Oswald/Splinters (10/15)
  • Karen Gillan - Amy Pond (6/15)
  • Arthur Darvill - Rory Williams (6/15)

Recurring Cast Edit

  • Alex Kingston - River Song (2/15)
  • Neve McIntosh - Madame Vastra (3/15)
  • Catrin Stewart - Jenny (3/15) 
  • Richard E Grant - The Great Intelligence (3/15)

CrewEdit

  • Executive Producer(s) - Caroline Skinner, Steven Moffat 
  • Producer(s) - Marcus Wilson, Denise Paul
  • Writers - Steven Moffat, Toby Whithouse, Mark Gatiss, Chris Chibnall, Neil Cross, Steve Thompson,
  • Directors - Saul Metzstein, Farren Blackburn, Mat King, Stephen Wolfenden, Jamie Payne, Douglas Mackinnon, Colm McCarthy
  • Composer - Murray Gold

Episode List - Series 7 (2011-2013)Edit

Also refered to as Season 33, it marked the last apperances of Amy and Rory Williams as regulars, played by Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. It was the last full series for the Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith and it introduced Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. 

Story No. Series No. Title Written By Directed By Brodacast Date Final Viewing Figures (m)

Special EpisodesEdit

7.X "The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe" Steven Moffat Farren Blackburn 25 December 2011 10.77
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It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home. He promises to repay her kindness and all she has to do is make a wish. Three years later a devastated Madge escapes war-torn London with her two children for a dilapidated house in Dorset. The Arwells are surprised to be greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world. Here, Madge will learn how to be braver than she ever thought possible. And that wishes can come true… 

Part 1 (Autumn 2012)Edit

7.01 "Asylum of the Daleks" Steven Moffat NicK Hurran 8.33
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Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission – to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter… the Asylum. A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. But with Amy and Rory’s relationship in meltdown, and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it is up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond’s marriage.    
7.02 "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" 7.57
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An unmanned spaceship hurtles towards certain destruction – unless the Doctor can save it, and its impossible cargo. By his side a ragtag gang of adventurers; a big game hunter, an Egyptian Queen and a surprised member of the Pond family. But little does the Doctor know there is someone else onboard who will stop at nothing to keep hold of his precious, prehistoric cargo.
7.03 "A Town Called Mercy"  Toby Whithouse 8.42
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The Doctor gets a Stetson, and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of the Gunslinger. But who is he and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the my terious, Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor who is hiding a dark secret. 
7.04 "The Power of Three" 7.67
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The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight, almost like presents falling from the sky. But what are they, what’s inside them and most importantly, who sent them? With the international community at a loss, it’s left to the Doctor to unearth who is behind the mystery. 
7.05 "The Angles Take Manhatten" Steven Moffat 7.82
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The Doctor's heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory - a race against time through the streets of Manhattan, as New York's statues come to life around them. With Rory's life in danger, the Doctor and Amy must locate him before it's too late! Luckily, an old friend helps them and guides the way.  

Special EpisodesEdit

7.X2 "The Snowmen" Steven Moffat 25 December 2013
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Christmas Eve, 1892, and the falling snow is the stuff of fairytales. When the fairytale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind, or will he fight to save the world and Christmas from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace?

Part Two (Spring 2013)Edit

7.06 "The Bells of St. John" Steven Moffat 8.44
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Earth, 2013. A whole world swimming in Wi-Fi. A Wi-Fi soup! Suppose something got inside it. Suppose there was something living in the Wi-Fi, harvesting human minds. Something that loves and cares for humanity so much it can’t get enough of it…     
7.07 "The Rings of Akhaten" Neil Cross 7.45
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Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.
7.08 "Cold War" Mark Gatiss 7.37
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The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake! 
7.09 "Hide" Neil Cross Jamie Pagne 6.61
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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? 
7.10 "Journey to the Centre of the Tardis"  Matt King 6.50
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A spaceship salvage team drags the TARDIS on board, sending its systems into meltdown. As the Doctor marshals the motley salvage crew outside, he realises Clara is still trapped within his malfunctioning ship, pursued by a dangerous group of ossified monsters. He has just 30 minutes to find Clara and save his TARDIS before it self-destructs.  
7.11 "The Crimson Horror" Mark Gatiss 6.47
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There’s something very odd about Mrs Gillyflower’s Sweetville mill, with its perfectly clean streets and beautiful people. There’s something even stranger about the bodies washing up in the river, all bright red and waxy. When the Doctor and Clara go missing, it’s up to Vastra, Jenny and Strax to rescue them before they too fall victim to the Crimson Horror! 
7.12 "Nightmare in Silver" Neil Gaiman 6.64
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Hedgewick’s World of Wonders was once the greatest theme park in the galaxy, but it’s now the dilapidated home to a shabby showman, a chess-playing dwarf and a dysfunctional army platoon. When the Doctor, Clara, Artie and Angie arrive, the last thing they expect is the re-emergence of one of the Doctor’s oldest foes. The Cybermen are back...
7.13 "The Name of the Doctor" Steven Moffat 7.45
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Clara is summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. It’s a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future…  

Production Edit

Reception Edit

TriviaEdit

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 2013 SpecialsEdit

After the seventh series end eariler in the year two specials followed. The 50th Anniversary Special " The Day of the Doctor" and the 2013 Christmas Special "The Time of the Doctor". The Christmas Special marks Matt Smith's departure from the series, the shows 800th episode.        




Main Cast Edit

  • Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor  (2/2)
  • Jenna Louise Coleman as Clara Oswald (2/2)

Guest CastEdit

  • David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor 
  • John Hurt as The War Doctor
  • Bille Piper as The Moment
  • Jemma Redgrave as Kate Steward 
  • Jonna Page as Queen Elizabeth I
  • Ingrid Oliver as Osgood
  • Orla Brady as Tasha Lem 
  • Jack Hollington as Barnable
  • James Buller as Dave Oswald 
  • Shelia Reid as Clara's Grandmother  
  • Nicholas Briggs – Voice of the Cybermen/Daleks
  • Peter Capaldi as The Twelfth Doctor  

CrewEdit

  • Executive producer(s) - Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin, Faith Penhale  
  • Producer - Marcus Wilson
  • Writer - Steven Moffat 
  • Directors - Nick Hurran, Jamie Pagne 
  • Composer - Murray Gold    


Episode List - 2013 Specials Edit

After the Seventh Series end in May, 2 further episodes were produced. One of these were to celebrate 50 years of the show and the second, a christmas special, was the Eleventh Doctor's swansong. These are the last episodes to feature Matt Smith and the first apperances of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. 

Story No. Title Written By Directed By Broadcast Date Final Viewing Figures (m)
240 "The Day of the Doctor"

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Nick Hurran 23rd November 2013 12.8
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The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.
241 "The Time of the Doctor" Steven Moffat Jamie Payne 25th December 2013 11.14
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Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them - the Doctor.

Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

Production  Edit

The 50th anniversary special is planned to be broadcast in 3D which was announced on the 11th February. Following Caroline Skinner's departure, BBC Wales' Head of Drama Faith Penhale served as Executive Producer with Moffat for the anniversary special. Brian Minchin who previously was a script editor in series 5 took over the role for the Christmas Special and Series 8 . Showrunner Steven Moffat began writing the script for the 50th Anniversary special in late 2012, announcing that as a security precaution, he had not produced any copies and he was keeping it on his computer until it was needed. 

Filming of the 50th Anniversary special began in April. David Tennant and Joanna Page were spotted at a location outside Neath in South Wales. On the 9th April filming took place involving Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman in Trafalgar Square in London. The filming wrapped in May. 

On the 1st of June 2013 it was announced by the BBC that Matt Smith would depart as the Eleventh Doctor in the 2013 Christmas Special which would begin filming in September.  On the 1st August it was leaked that the new Doctor would be revealed on the 4th August during a Doctor Who Live event entitled Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor infront of a live audience. To keep it a secret the program which would air on BBC One it was codenamed Whodini. On the 4th August 2013 it was announced that Peter Capaldi was the next Doctor.   

Production on the 2013 Christmas Special began on 8th September after Matt Smith finished working on "How to Catch a Monster". It finished shooting in October. 

Viewing Figures Edit

Title

Unoffical Overnight Figure (m)

Offical BARB Figure (m) Share %

Chart Place 

(Week)

AI Live +7 Rating (m) 

Christmas Special 2011

8.9 10.77 37.7 3 84 11.28
7.1

6.39

8.33 34.4 6 89 9.65
7.2 5.43 7.57 31.9 7 87 8.64
7.3 6.49 8.42 33.4 9 85 9.22
7.4

5.59

7.67 31.8 13 87 8.68
7.5 5.86 7.82 32 13 88 8.92
Christmas Special 2012 7.6 9.87 38.8 9 87 11.28
7.6 6.15 8.44 35.8 2 87 9.78
7.7 5.48 7.45 34.8 16 84 8.64
7.8 5.57 7.37 31.4 15 84 8.28
7.9 4.97 6.61 29.2 19 85 7.64
7.10 4.86 6.50 30.2 21 85 7.47
7.11 4.61 6.47 31.5 20 85 7.59

7.12

4.73 6.64 27.1 22 84 7.78

7.13

5.45 7.45 31.7 10 88 8.64
  • does not include special episodes

2013 Specials Viewing Figures  Edit

Episode Name  Overnight (m) Final (m) Audience Share (%)

Chart Position 

(Week)

Iplayer Rating (m) AI
"The Day of the Doctor" 10.2 12.8 40.9 3 2.18 88
"The Time of the Doctor" 8.3 11.14 35.3 3

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