Steven Moffat Retrospective

Here we discuss all the episodes written by Steven Moffat. We go back further in time with Russell T Davies, here and forward in time with Chris Chibnall here.

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Twice Upon a Time

Twice Upon a Time

The twelfth Doctor and the first Doctor meet, just as both are refusing regeneration. Twelve must face his past to decide his future.

The Doctor Falls

The Doctor Falls - Doctor Who

The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.

World Enough and Time

World Enough and Time - Doctor Who

A huge spaceship trapped in the gravity well of a black hole, teeming with impossible lifeforms, harbours one of the Doctor’s most feared enemies.

The Pyramid at the End of the World

Doctor Who - The Pyramid at the End of the World

A pyramid appears and every clock in the world begins counting down to the Earth’s destruction. Three armies are ready to annihilate each other.


Doctor Who - Extremis

Everyone who has ever read ‘The Veritas’, a book stored in the Vatican, has been found dead. Can the Doctor read it and survive?

The Pilot

Doctor Who - The Pilot

It’s finally here! A new series and the last for Peter Capaldi. As the title suggests, this first episode introduces the Doctor all over again.

The Return of Doctor Mysterio

The Return of Doctor Mysterio

The Christmas special. Brain-swapping aliens are about to attack New York. The Doctor links up with a reporter and a mysterious, flying superhero.

The Husbands Of River Song


The Christmas special. When a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad.

Hell Bent


The series finalé. The Doctor faces the Time Lords in a struggle that will take him to the end of time itself.

Heaven Sent


Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces one of the greatest challenges of his many lives.

The Witch’s Familiar

the witch's familiar

Part two. No TARDIS, no sonic, no Clara, no Missy. The Doctor is trapped on Skaro, alone at the heart of the Dalek Empire.

The Magician’s Apprentice


The Doctor is back in a new series but where is he? When the skies are frozen by an alien force Clara is called in by UNIT.

Last Christmas


The Doctor and Santa, along with Clara, are thrown together in a very scary, hide-behind-the-sofa style adventure.

Death in Heaven


Part two of the finalé. With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and sacrifices must be made.

Dark Water


Part one of the finalé. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming.



What’s that in the mirror, and the corner of your eye? What’s the footstep following, but never passing by?

Deep Breath

Deep Breath Doctor Who

New series! The new Doctor is totally confused and his relationship with Clara is stretched to breaking point. Can she accept this new man?

The Time of the Doctor


The massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather around a quiet planet, drawn to a mysterious message.

The Day of the Doctor


After 50 years of adventures in Time and Space, it’s time for the Doctor to confront his own dark past in the 50th anniversary special.

The Name of the Doctor

the name of the doctor

The Finale. The Doctor meets old friends… and an old enemy. He will take his secret to his grave. And it is revealed…

The Bells of Saint John


The search for Clara brings the Doctor to London, 2013, where something deadly is waiting in the Wi-Fi.

The Snowmen


A governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe.

The Angels Take Manhattan


The Doctor’s heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory. New York’s statues come to life as the Angels return.

The Asylum of the Daleks


Kidnapped by his oldest foe, the Doctor is forced on an impossible mission – to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter…

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe


A family of Blitz refugees, Madge Arwell and her two children, have had to relocate to Dorset, where they meet the Doctor.

The Wedding of River Song


All of time and space hangs in the balance, for this is the day the Doctor dies. But first he grows a dodgy beard.

Let’s Kill Hitler


Less ‘killing’, more ‘saving’, as Hitler survives, but we finally flesh out River’s history, which is a real surprise for Amy and Rory.

A Good Man Goes To War


The Doctor assembles an army to fight the Battle of Demons Run. We finally discover who River Song really is (sort of).

Day of the Moon


Amy, Rory, and River spend three months searching for the Silence while the Doctor and the TARDIS are held in Area 51 by Canton.

The Impossible Astronaut


The Doctor is seemingly killed. Amy, Rory and River mourn. But all are soon plunged into an adventure with President Nixon and the Silence.

A Christmas Carol


Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing spaceship. The only way the Doctor can save them is by softening the cold heart of Kazran Sardick.

The Big Bang


The Doctor is trapped, the TARDIS has exploded and Rory has shot Amy. Reality’s last hope is a little girl who still believes in stars.

The Pandorica Opens


The Doctor’s friends unite to send him a terrible warning; the Pandorica is opening. But what’s inside?

The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone


The return of two Moffat icons. River is back and the Angels are back at the crash of The Byzantium in an action packed story.

The Beast Below


The Doctor and Amy discover the UK on a spaceship but something isn’t right and there are secrets everyone chooses to forget.

The Eleventh Hour


A new face, new tastebuds, no TARDIS, a faulty sonic and only twenty minutes to save the planet.

Forest of the Dead


The Doctor tries to reason with the Vashta Nerada while Donna leads an alternate life. What is the secret of the little girl?

Silence in the Library


The Doctor and Donna visit the greatest library in the universe. They find it strangely deserted until a team of archaeologists arrive.



Sally Sparrow investigates an old abandoned house and finds a message with her name that tells her to beware of the Weeping Angels.

The Girl in the Fireplace


The Doctor, Rose and Mickey find time windows on a spaceship to 18th century France and clockwork androids stalking Madame de Pompadour.

The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances


The Doctor and Rose pursue an object to Blitz-torn London and find homeless children terrorised by a boy wearing a gas mask.

The Curse of Fatal Death

The Curse of Fatal Death

Steven Moffat’s first televised Doctor Who story. It’s a comedy skit made for UK’s Red Nose Day in 1999 and features the first female Doctor!