Doctor Who: Season 7, Episode 14

The Name of the Doctor (18 May 2013)

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The Doctor's friends are being kidnapped, which leads him to the fields of Trenzalore, where his greatest secret will be revealed and Clara's mystery will be solved.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Clara (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Eve De Leon Allen ...
Kassius Johnson ...
Artie (as Kassius Carey Johnson)
Nasi Voutsas ...
Samuel Irvine ...
Messenger Boy
Sophie Downham ...


The Doctor's friends are being kidnapped, which leads him to the fields of Trenzalore, where his greatest secret will be revealed and Clara's mystery will be solved.

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Costume designer Howard Burden later confirmed that John Hurt's character is a "dark Doctor" existing between the Doctor's eighth and ninth incarnations. See more »


In the scene towards the end where Clara falls into The Doctors arms, the side to which she falls changes between front and rear shots. See more »


The Doctor: Time travel is damage, it's like a tear in the fabric of reality. That is the scar tissue of my journey through the universe. My path through time and space. From Gallifray to Trenzalore.
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Featured in Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty (2013) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Excellent build up to the 50th!

What.A.Show! The episode begins on an epic scale and ends on an epic one! One would definitely not expect the character of Clara to unfold in this manner; truly, excellent script work, Moffat, I salute you with both hands. Season 7 was a disaster to be honest, very down scale, just above average, if even, but if fans are looking to gain their spirits back again and find back the Who fan within, this is the perfect episode for it! Oh, and keep a Kleenex near by if you're really really emotionally involved with the characters in this show. It's simply brilliant. To think we'd have to wait 6 months for the brilliant story behind the story of this episode, it's gonna be long, but I'm sure it'll be totally worth it!

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