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The Bells of Saint John 

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)
The Abbott
Eve De Leon Allen ...
Kassius Johnson ...
Artie (as Kassius Carey Johnson)
Geff Francis ...
Dan Li ...
Daniella Eames ...
Little Girl
Pilot (as Antony Edridge)


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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30 March 2013 (USA)  »

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Clara states that the bad guys, later named as Cloud Inc., are on the 65th floor of The London Shard. While The Shard has many floors of offices the 53rd through 65th floors are residential. See more »


When The Doctor and Clara was inside the cockpit of the crashing plane, aside from the glaringly obvious absence of warning bells and voice prompts, the pilots were sitting in the wrong side. It was showing the Captain (4 bars on his shoulders) sitting in the right hand seat (facing the windscreen), which is usually occupied by the First Officer. It is against company protocol for pilots to sit in the wrong seats. See more »


The Doctor: [in 1207 C.E., sees that the phone in the Tardis is ringing] That is not supposed to happen!
[opens the phone cabinet, next to the "St. John Ambulance" logo]
The Doctor: Hello?
Clara Oswin: [from phone] Ah, hello! I can't find the internet.
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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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