Jodie Whittaker’s debut Doctor Who series is over, and now fans will have to wait a few weeks to see the next chapter of the story on New Year’s Day.
Happily, though, the short break gives us a chance to look back on every episode of series 11, from the Thirteenth Doctor’s first appearance through to the series finale, The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos.
Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who: The Woman Who Fell to Earth (BBC)
Jodie Whittaker’s Who debut saw her take on a toothy foe in Sheffield, build a new sonic screwdriver and gather a new team of companions (Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole). Not bad for a night’s work.
Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who: The Ghost Monument (BBC)
After being stranded on an alien planet the Doctor and her friends get to grits with their first off-world adventure, complete with deadly alien foes and an impossible challenge. It was all worth it for that big Tardis reveal, we’re sure.
Vinette Robinson as Rosa Parks and Joshua Bowman as Krasko in Doctor Who
Doctor Who series 11’s first historical adventure was a powerful look back at the US Civil Rights movement with some seriously moving performances. Plus, we found out the Doctor might be Banksy. We’d hardly be surprised.
The Tardis team came back to Earth (specifically Sheffield) to find the city under attack from mutant spiders, thanks to the machinations of an American businessman. Worth the price of admission for Chris Noth’s scenery-chewing performance alone.
The Doctor’s gender finally comes into play as she’s accused of witchcraft in a fear-gripped Lancashire town. And things only get worse (or better, if you’re a viewer) when Alan Cumming’s flamboyant King James I arrives on the scene.
A cabin-in-the-woods thriller turns into some truly strange and existential sci-fi in the series’ penultimate episode. And yes, the talking frog is an image that will stick with us for a very long time.
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos (BBC)
The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan’s adventures come to a head in this epic finale, on a mysterious battlefield filled with secrets.
Yep, it’s quite a trip down memory lane – but which of these episodes stands out among the rest? Vote now, or forever hold your peace.
Doctor Who returns to BBC1 on Tuesday 1st January 2019 at 7pm
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