Doctor Who series 8: Time Heist trailer revealed

Episode five sees the Doctor and Clara set out to rob the bank of Karabraxos

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Doctor Who fans who can’t wait to get their next fix can enjoy a sneak preview of this weekend’s forthcoming episode.

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The trailer for episode five, entitled “Time Heist”, shows the Doctor and his assistant Clara setting out to rob the bank of Karabraxos - the deadliest bank in the cosmos.

In the footage a wide-eyed Clara, played by Jenna Coleman, says, “We’re actually going to do it: rob the bank.”

“If we don’t, we die,” intones Peter Capaldi’s Doctor.

But of course their task is not easy – the pair must evade security and come face-to-face with the Teller - a creature that can detect guilt.

On Saturday Doctor Who drew one of its lowest audiences yet with 4.8 million for "Listen". But the popular programme tends to pile on millions of viewers through catch-up viewing following the broadcast.

 

Meanwhile, the BBC has declined to comment on speculation that Coleman’s 18-month run as the Doctor’s companion will come to an end later this year, but the 28-year-old has admitted that the sci-fi drama is set for an exciting shake-up this series.

Doctor Who continues on Saturday 20 September on BBC One.

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