Doctor Who story guide

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The Time of the Doctor ***

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The Time of the Doctor ***

A spectacular handover from Matt Smith to Peter Capaldi with loose ends tied up – but can we stomach this much Christmassy Who?

The Day of the Doctor *****

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The Day of the Doctor *****

Doctors past, present and future unite to resolve the Time War – in Steven Moffat's superb, game-changing special, dripping with golden moments

The Name of the Doctor *****

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The Name of the Doctor *****

An astonishing finale as Steven Moffat rewrites Doctor Who history, casts John Hurt as a new Doctor and sets the stage for the 50th anniversary...

Nightmare in Silver *

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Nightmare in Silver *

Even Matt Smith cannot sell Neil Gaiman's almighty Cyber flop

The Crimson Horror *****

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The Crimson Horror *****

Mark Gatiss pipes Victorian literature, horror movies and black comedy into Who, adding a dash of The Avengers. Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling guest-star

Hide ****

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Hide ****

A ghost story set in the 1970s – about as creepy as modern Doctor Who gets

Cold War ****

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Cold War ****

A taut script, great cast and some tender moments among the Alien-influenced claustrophobia... Mark Gatiss's Ice Warrior revival is a classic in the making

The Rings of Akhaten *

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The Rings of Akhaten *

Grandiose spectacle and an array of monsters cannot mitigate this feeble effort

The Bells of Saint John ****

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The Bells of Saint John ****

Season seven resumes with a hugely entertaining introduction to Impossible Girl, Clara, which poses more questions than it answers

The Snowmen ****

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The Snowmen ****

Christmas 2012 sees a dazzling new Tardis, the welcome return of 1960s foe the Great Intelligence, and Clara's skyfall...

The Angels Take Manhattan *****

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The Angels Take Manhattan *****

Steven Moffat pulls a blinder with the Angels at their creepiest and the Ponds' distressing farewell

The Power of Three ****

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The Power of Three ****

Jemma Redgrave heads Unit when strange black cubes infest the Earth. Plus writer Chris Chibnall and producer Marcus Wilson talk to RT

A Town Called Mercy **

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A Town Called Mercy **

For all its good points, Toby Whithouse
's Wild West yarn misses the bullseye

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship ****

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Dinosaurs on a Spaceship ****

Mark Williams plays Rory's dad and David Bradley is a great villain in this romp with dinosaurs and Nefertiti

Asylum of the Daleks *****

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Asylum of the Daleks *****

An exciting launch to series seven and the surprise debut of Jenna Coleman – RT asks 1970s Dalek fighter Katy Manning (aka Jo Grant) for her verdict

The Wedding of River Song ****

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The Wedding of River Song ****

Is the conclusion to the Doctor/ River/Silence saga truly satisfying or just cleverly behaving as though it is?

Closing Time ****

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Closing Time ****

James Corden returns as new dad Craig to help the Doctor tackle Cybermen in this department-store comedy

The God Complex ****

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The God Complex ****

Toby Whithouse creepy-hotel episode offers a Minotaur and touches of 1984 and The Shining

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