Last updated 30 August 2015

Doctor Who: Time Heist

Time Heist

Story Number: 246
No of Episodes: 1

Writer: Steve Thompson, Steven Moffat
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Executive Producer: Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin

Starring: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Keeley Hawes, Jonathan Bailey, Pippa Bennett-Warner

ABC (Australia):
First Broadcast: Sunday 21st September 2014
Running Time: 45 minutes, 22 seconds

Average Audience: 85000 Million   

BBC One (United Kingdom):
First Broadcast: Saturday 20th September 2014
Running Time: 45 minutes, 22 seconds

Average Audience: 6.99 Million   Average AI: 84

The Doctor turns bank robber when he is given a task he cannot refuse - to steal from the most dangerous bank in the cosmos. 

With the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and cyber-augmented gamer, the Doctor and Clara must fight their way past deadly security and come face to face with the fearsome Teller: a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt.  

Additional Details

Additional Detail
13 Mar 2014Keeley Hawes to star in Doctor Who

Part of Block Two. Filming started February 17 2014


Line Of Duty's Keeley Hawes will join the cast of Doctor Who, following rave reviews for her outstanding performance as DI Lindsay Denton in the hit BBC drama. Starring opposite the Doctor, Hawes will guest star for one episode in Peter Capaldi's first ever series as the Time Lord.

Set to transmit in the autumn this year, Hawes will play Ms Delphox, a powerful out-of-this-world character with a dark secret. Travelling across space and time the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), will come face to face with the mysterious Ms Delphox when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet.

Written by Steve Thompson (Sherlock) the episode will be directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Line Of Duty, Doctor Who).

Commenting on her role, Keeley Hawes, said: “I am delighted to join Doctor Who and to be working with this incredible team. Ms Delphox is a great character and someone I've had a lot of fun playing.”

While lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, added: "Anyone watching Jed Mercurio's amazing Line Of Duty will know that Keeley Hawes is having one hell of year. And now it's about to get even better as she achieves the greatest villainy yet attempted on Doctor Who: she plays a banker."

LinkCredit: BBC Media Centre