Doctor Who: Season 7, Episode 7

The Bells of Saint John (30 Mar. 2013)

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A chance phone call reunites the Doctor with Clara in the present day. A mysterious organization, lead by the evil Miss Kizlet, sends robots known as "Spoonheads" to steal the minds of ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Clara (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Manpreet Bachu ...
The Abbott
Eve De Leon Allen ...
Kassius Johnson ...
Artie (as Kassius Carey Johnson)
Geff Francis ...
Dan Li ...
Daniella Eames ...
Little Girl
Antony Edridge ...
Fred Pearson ...


A chance phone call reunites the Doctor with Clara in the present day. A mysterious organization, lead by the evil Miss Kizlet, sends robots known as "Spoonheads" to steal the minds of people who use the company's WiFi. The Doctor and Clara must work together to find the location of the organization and destroy it before the whole world is trapped by the WiFi. Written by Paul Briffett

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"The Bells of Saint John" is a reference to the ringing Tardis. The Tardis of the Eleventh Doctor has the Saint John (Ambulance) image on the door. See more »


In one scene when the doctor leaves the Tardis on a motorcycle the Tardis's doors are open. In the next scene, which is just a pan out from the previous one, they are closed. The doctor did not do anything to cause this. See more »


Clara Oswin: Why you still here? Why you here at all?
The Doctor: Oy! You phoned me. You were looking for the Internet.
Clara Oswin: That was you?
The Doctor: Of course it was me.
Clara Oswin: How'd you get here so fast?
The Doctor: I just happened to be in the neighbourhood on my mobile phone.
Clara Oswin: When you say mobile phone, why do you point at that blue box?
The Doctor: Because it's a surprisingly accurate description.
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Referenced in Doctor Who: Deep Breath (2014) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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6 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

i'll admit. i was never a doctor who fan. i just never really got into the show, but after hearing a lot about it from friends, they told me to give it a try. and it was the greatest decision of my life. this episode was great, and it was just an amazing experience to watch. i knew a lot about the show from common knowledge, internet etc. and i have to say it was a great way to introduce the season and re-reintroduce a character. the plot was also good, and even fit well for people who just started watching the show, like i did. The doctor and all the other actors were great in this, adding a serious tone, but keeping the comedy. it also takes a modern day thing and twists it around, practically making it a horror story. the episode was great, the plot was great, and it was overall just a lot of fun to watch. doctor who fans will be pleased, and so will new viewers.

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