The BBC has released the titles and writers for all 12 episodes of series 8 or DOCTOR WHO, Peter Capaldi‘s debut as the 12th incarnation of the Doctor.
Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Ben Wheatley
“Into The Dalek”
Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat. Directed by Ben Wheatley
“Robot Of Sherwood”
Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Paul Murphy
Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
Written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat. Directed by Paul Murphy
“Kill The Moon”
Written by Peter Harness. Directed by Paul Wilmshurst
“Mummy On The Orient Express”
Written by Jamie Mathieson. Directed by Paul Wilmshurst
Written by Jamie Mathieson. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
“In The Forest Of The Night”
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Directed by Sheree Folkson
“Dark Water” / “Death In Heaven”
Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay
A few things jump out at me:
- Moffat is co-writing all the episodes he didn’t pen solo — except for Gatiss’ story.
- Newcomer Jamie Mathieson has not only written two episodes, they’re running back-to-back.
- “Mummy on the Orient Express” is my favorite title. And a (possible) historical!
- “The Caretaker” was probably named to provoke speculation about a reappearance by Tom Baker!
The season kicks off Saturday at 8 p.m. on BBC America.