Arachnids in the UK

Series 11 - Episode 4 Arachnids in the UK



In an episode titled Arachnids in the UK (see what they did there?) Sex and the City’s Mr Big, Chris Noth, plays a hotel mogul with a spider problem. It’s a sturdy, fun episode full of 1950s horror B-movie hokum, miles away from the crushing sanctimony of last week, with Noth (via writer Chris Chibnall) having a few sly digs at his global fame.

The Doctor and her little band are back in Sheffield, where Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Graham (Bradley Walsh) return to their respective homes. But after all they’ve been through together, life can’t be the same again in South Yorkshire, and there are big decisions for everyone. First – a creepy infestation…


The Doctor manages to bring Ryan, Yaz and Graham safely back home to 21st-century Sheffield, only to discover a sinister mystery is unfolding on their home turf. Something strange is happening to all the spiders in the city - but before the Doctor can save Yorkshire from an eight-legged invasion, she has to make it through her first encounter with Yaz's family. Chris Noth (Sex and the City) and Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street) guest star alongside Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor Jodie Whittaker
Graham O'Brien Bradley Walsh
Ryan Sinclair Tosin Cole
Yasmin Khan Mandip Gill
Robertson Chris Noth
Najia Khan Shobna Gulati
Dr Jade McIntyre Tanya Fear
Hakim Khan Ravin J Ganatra
Sonya Khan Bhavnisha Parmar
Frankie Ellish Jaleh Alp
Kevin William Meredith
Director Sallie Aprahamian
Executive Producer Chris Chibnall
Executive Producer Matt Strevens
Series Producer Nikki Wilson
Writer Chris Chibnall
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