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Doctor Who

  • 2017
  • Season 10
  • 12 episodes
  • Drama
  • Science and technology

Summary

Season 10 sees Peter Capaldi's eccentric era-hopping Time Lord return for his final series. The Doctor meets a girl with a star in her eye and visits a seemingly perfect human colony.

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Episode 12: The Doctor Falls

Summary

Peter Capaldi's tenure as the Doctor draws close to its conclusion, as the Mondasian Cybermen rise. Not seen since the classic, pre-2005 series, the original Cybermen came from Mondas, `Earth's twin planet", and posed a fearsome threat to the Time Lord and his companions. Now, these sinister cyborgs begin a new conquest, and the Doctor makes a final stand to protect a tiny band of humans from utter destruction. Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas also star as Bill and Nardole, Michelle Gomez reprises her role as Missy, while John Simm puts in an appearance as the Master

Review

The clock on the wall shows half past midnight, marking the end of days for the 12th Doctor. Stuck on a vast spaceship alongside a black hole, he’s trapped on the roof of a hospital from hell, while the two incarnations of his best “frenemy”, Missy and the Master, dance in delight at his plight. “We’ve been debating the best way to kill you,” says the latter. What a dark joy it is to see John Simm, Michelle Gomez and Peter Capaldi sparking off one another as series ten shudders to a close.

The Doctor may have a cunning plan, but what can be done for poor Bill (the departing Pearl Mackie), who is struggling to accept her complete cyber-conversion? “I don’t want to live if I can’t be me any more,” she tells her friend. For once, he has no answer.

Steven Moffat’s hour-long finale The Doctor Falls has epic ambition, moments of revelation and even pockets of romance as the Doctor struggles to hold the Cybermen – and his regeneration – at bay.

And watch out for a very original cliffhanger (more of an icebreaker) teeing up the Christmas special.

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Cast

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The DoctorPeter Capaldi
Bill PottsPearl Mackie
NardoleMatt Lucas
MissyMichelle Gomez
The MasterJohn Simm
AlitBriana Shann
GazronRosie Boore
HazranSamantha Spiro
RexhillSimon Coombs

Crew

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DirectorRachel Talalay
ProducerPeter Bennett
UnknownBrian Minchin
UnknownSteven Moffat
WriterSteven Moffat

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  • Episode 12

    The Doctor Falls

    Summary

    Peter Capaldi's tenure as the Doctor draws close to its conclusion, as the Mondasian Cybermen rise. Not seen since the classic, pre-2005 series, the original Cybermen came from Mondas, `Earth's twin planet", and posed a fearsome threat to the Time Lord and his companions. Now, these sinister cyborgs begin a new conquest, and the Doctor makes a final stand to protect a tiny band of humans from utter destruction. Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas also star as Bill and Nardole, Michelle Gomez reprises her role as Missy, while John Simm puts in an appearance as the Master

    Review

    The clock on the wall shows half past midnight, marking the end of days for the 12th Doctor. Stuck on a vast spaceship alongside a black hole, he’s trapped on the roof of a hospital from hell, while the two incarnations of his best “frenemy”, Missy and the Master, dance in delight at his plight. “We’ve been debating the best way to kill you,” says the latter. What a dark joy it is to see John Simm, Michelle Gomez and Peter Capaldi sparking off one another as series ten shudders to a close.

    The Doctor may have a cunning plan, but what can be done for poor Bill (the departing Pearl Mackie), who is struggling to accept her complete cyber-conversion? “I don’t want to live if I can’t be me any more,” she tells her friend. For once, he has no answer.

    Steven Moffat’s hour-long finale The Doctor Falls has epic ambition, moments of revelation and even pockets of romance as the Doctor struggles to hold the Cybermen – and his regeneration – at bay.

    And watch out for a very original cliffhanger (more of an icebreaker) teeing up the Christmas special.

    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

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    The DoctorPeter Capaldi
    Bill PottsPearl Mackie
    NardoleMatt Lucas
    MissyMichelle Gomez
    The MasterJohn Simm
    AlitBriana Shann
    GazronRosie Boore
    HazranSamantha Spiro
    RexhillSimon Coombs

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorRachel Talalay
    ProducerPeter Bennett
    UnknownBrian Minchin
    UnknownSteven Moffat
    WriterSteven Moffat
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