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Deep Breath 

When the newly-regenerated doctor arrives in Victorian London, he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions.

Director:

Ben Wheatley

Writers:

Steven Moffat, Robert Holmes (characters: "Sontarans") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara
Neve McIntosh ... Madame Vastra
Dan Starkey ... Strax
Catrin Stewart ... Jenny
Peter Ferdinando ... Half-Face Man
Paul Hickey ... Inspector Gregson
Tony Way ... Alf
Maggie Service Maggie Service ... Elsie
Mark Kempner Mark Kempner ... Cabbie
Brian Miller Brian Miller ... Barney
Graham Duff Graham Duff ... Waiter
Ellis George Ellis George ... Courtney
Peter Hannah ... Policeman
Paul Kasey ... Footman
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Storyline

The Doctor and Clara find themselves in London with Madam Vastra and the gang. There are clockwork men and the Doctor is still scrambling to find himself. Clara doesn't understand the regeneration process for the Doctor. Written by JD

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,736,320
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Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Cymru Wales See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At the end of the story, the TARDIS brings the Doctor and Clara to Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow is Peter Capaldi's birthplace. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Clara says she is thirsty, Strax places the bucket of water on the desk in front of Clara, it is there in the following shot, but it disappears into the next shot without Strax or Clara moving it. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: [disoriented] Oh you remember, uh...
[points to a disheveled Clara stumbling out of the Tardis]
The Doctor: Thingy. The, uh... The not... The not-me one. The asking-questions one. Names, not my area.
Clara: Clara!
The Doctor: It might be Clara, it might not be. It's a lottery.
Clara: It is Clara!
The Doctor: Well, I'm not ruling it out.
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Alternate Versions

While filmed and broadcast on TV in 1,78:1 aspect ratio, the episode was screened in theaters in 2,35:1 aspect ratio. See more »


Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Capaldi is good , but his debut is nothing compared to Matt Smith's
5 September 2014 | by loyoliteSee all my reviews

Remember Matt Smith when he came in ? "The Eleventh Hour" !

The one liners, the funny eccentric Matt Smith, lovely Amy Pond, and of course, the showdown in the end of that episode. That showdown was excellent with the Doctor calling the alien back. Lines like "The doctor is in" , "Basically... run !" were delivered so well. The holographic images of all the doctors, through which Matt Smith walks out in the end !!!

Well, absolutely none of that cleverness was there in this episode. It was quite a simple one. Looks like Moffat ran out of ideas for a story and for showcasing a Doctor.

A simple story about a dinosaur who combusts and the Doctor searches for the serial killer. Clara was as good as always. No difference there.

One neat thing was the way they set up this Doctor's personality really well. they make it quite clear that he is not like Matt Smith and not a pseudo boyfriend to Clara.

Nevertheless, if you are as big a fan as I , you need to see it !

Update: I saw the second episode "Into the Dalek" and still not impressed.


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