Doctor Who story guide

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Flatline *****

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Flatline *****

The 250th story: the Doctor and Clara face a dimensionally transcendental menace in an outstanding, gritty tribute to Banksy

Kill the Moon *****

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Kill the Moon *****

Save the Earth and kill the Moon? Clara faces a dreadful dilemma – and giant spiders

The Caretaker *****

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The Caretaker *****

An undercover Doctor brings delightful mayhem to Clara's school

Time Heist *

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Time Heist *

This bank robbery time-bender, co-starring Keeley Hawes, could have been solid gold but pays in lead

Listen *****

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Listen *****

Has everyone had the same nightmare? A classy, creepy study of fear and loneliness

Robot of Sherwood *****

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Robot of Sherwood *****

When folk heroes collide – a superb, witty, heart-warming encounter between the Time Lord and Robin Hood

Into the Dalek ****

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Into the Dalek ****

A rollicking adventure with fabulous visuals and minor script wobbles

Deep Breath ****

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Deep Breath ****

Peter Capaldi is brilliant but is there enough story here to warrant the feature length?

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...

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