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Doctor Who

  • Season 13
  • 6 episodes
  • Drama
  • Sci-fi

Summary

John Bishop joins the cast as Dan Lewis for a six-part story. After terrifying forces begin stirring on Halloween, the Sontarans launch an attack during the Crimean War.

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Episode 1: The Halloween Apocalypse

Summary

On Halloween, terrifying forces are stirring from the Arctic Circle to the depths of space, as an ancient evil breaks free. Meanwhile, in Liverpool, Dan Lewis' life is about to change forever as he becomes the Doctor's latest travelling companion. Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill return for a six-part series, alongside new co-star John Bishop

Review

Outgoing star Jodie Whittaker has had a bumpy old time of it in the Tardis these past few years. A toxic corner of fandom appeared to marshal against her from the moment her casting was announced, while publicity for this shorter-than-usual new series has been overshadowed by speculation about what Russell T Davies will do once she’s gone and he returns as showrunner.
But hang on, because there’s something that feels quite special about this latest outing for Whittaker’s Doctor. As it’s a big interconnected six-part story, we’ll be getting the return of a beloved key element: the cliffhanger. That moment of visceral danger followed by the howl of the closing theme; there’s nothing else quite like it on TV. And in the thick of the action tonight will be new boy Dan Lewis (John Bishop), whose life in present-day Liverpool is about to change radically, thanks to a terrifying force threatening the universe. 

How to watch

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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

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Details

Released on
2021-10-31
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

rolename
The DoctorJodie Whittaker
Yasmin KhanMandip Gill
Dan LewisJohn Bishop
KarvanistaCraige Els
Joseph WilliamsonSteve Oram
DianeNadia Albina
SwarmSam Spruell

Crew

rolename
WriterChris Chibnall
Executive producerChris Chibnall
Executive producerMatt Strevens
Executive producerNikki Wilson
DirectorJamie Magnus Stone

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  • Summary

    On Halloween, terrifying forces are stirring from the Arctic Circle to the depths of space, as an ancient evil breaks free. Meanwhile, in Liverpool, Dan Lewis' life is about to change forever as he becomes the Doctor's latest travelling companion. Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill return for a six-part series, alongside new co-star John Bishop

    Review

    Outgoing star Jodie Whittaker has had a bumpy old time of it in the Tardis these past few years. A toxic corner of fandom appeared to marshal against her from the moment her casting was announced, while publicity for this shorter-than-usual new series has been overshadowed by speculation about what Russell T Davies will do once she’s gone and he returns as showrunner.
    But hang on, because there’s something that feels quite special about this latest outing for Whittaker’s Doctor. As it’s a big interconnected six-part story, we’ll be getting the return of a beloved key element: the cliffhanger. That moment of visceral danger followed by the howl of the closing theme; there’s nothing else quite like it on TV. And in the thick of the action tonight will be new boy Dan Lewis (John Bishop), whose life in present-day Liverpool is about to change radically, thanks to a terrifying force threatening the universe. 

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2021-10-31
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    The DoctorJodie Whittaker
    Yasmin KhanMandip Gill
    Dan LewisJohn Bishop
    KarvanistaCraige Els
    Joseph WilliamsonSteve Oram
    DianeNadia Albina
    SwarmSam Spruell

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterChris Chibnall
    Executive producerChris Chibnall
    Executive producerMatt Strevens
    Executive producerNikki Wilson
    DirectorJamie Magnus Stone
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