DOCTOR WHO: Everything You Need to Know About THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR

It’s finally here. After eight weeks of Cybermen, Ice Warriors, ghosts, salvage crews and er… songs, we’re at the finale of this series, titled The Name of the Doctor. In tonight’s finale, we’ll meet River Song for quite possibly the final time, discover why exactly Clara has been popping up at multiple points in the Doctor’s timeline and possibly find out the Doctor’s greatest secret. So, for the final time until November, here’s all you need to know about tonight’s secret-revealing finale…


UK – Tonight at 7pm on BBC One

US – Tonight at 8/7C on BBC America

Canada – Tonight at 8pm on SPACE

Australia – Tomorrow at 7.30pm on ABC1

Poland & South Africa – Tomorrow at 6pm & 7pm respectively on BBC Entertainment

New Zealand – Thursday 30 May at 8.30pm on Prime


Clara is summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra, Jenny and Strax.

Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. It’s a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future…


The Doctor – Matt Smith

Clara – Jenna-Louise Coleman

River Song – Alex Kingston

Dr Simeon – Richard E Grant

Madame Vastra – Neve McIntosh

Jenny – Catrin Stewart

Strax – Dan Starkey

Angie – Eve De Leon Allen

Artie – Kassius Carey Johnson

Andro – Nasi Voutsas

Fabian – David Avery

Clarence – Michael Jenn

Archie – Rab Affleck

Messenger boy – Samuel Irvine

Young Clara – Sophie Downham

Whisper Man – Paul Kasey


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My spoiler-filled review of The Name of the Doctor will be up soon after the episode airs tonight. It’s the end of Doctor Who series seven, and a six-month wait for the next episode lies ahead – but that episode just happens to be the 50th anniversary special. We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news on the 50th, right up until the big day itself on November 23.