Be a Radio Times reviewer: tell us what you think about the return of Doctor Who

Want to be a TV critic for a day? Tell us your thoughts on series 8 opener Deep Breath and the new Doctor Peter Capaldi by 9am on Monday and your review might just get published...

Finally, it’s here: Peter Capaldi’s debut as the twelfth Doctor in series 8 opener Deep Breath. 


There has been a lot of excitement about this episode, and a fair bit of fear. For the buzzword is ‘change’: the new Doctor is older, apparently less accessible than Matt Smith; the new dynamic between him and Jenna Coleman’s Clara is apparently different, with a promise of “no flirting”; and the tone and pace of the show in general is set to shift, according to the show-runner himself Steven Moffat. 

So, as soon as the end credits roll, the question will be: was it change you could get on board with? 

How did you find Peter Capaldi? Did you find his age jarring after the younger Matt Smith, or was it a welcome return to the classic era? And how did you find his Doctor? Did you like his ruder side? Or was he a bit too abrasive? 

And then there’s the episode itself. Did you like Deep Breath? Was the change of pace a wise decision from Moffat or did you prefer the Matt Smith era? 

Tell us what you thought in around 150 words and we’ll publish our favourites. Right here, on 

Send your 150 word review of Deep Breath, along with your full name, age and hometown, to by 9am on Monday (25/08/2014).



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