The Witchfinders

Series 11 - Episode 8 The Witchfinders

Tomorrow 6:20pm - 7:10pm BBC Entertainment
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After trips back in time to the American South and the Partition of India, this week Jodie Whittaker’s Tardis team visit some UK history – specifically 17th-century Lancashire, where they find themselves embroiled in a witch trial run by a local landowner.

To make things worse, the famously witch-fearing King James I (played by The Good Wife’s Alan Cumming) also turns up to witness proceedings, putting more pressure on the Doctor to protect the vulnerable as the hysteria increases.

But could something even more sinister than dark magic be at work in the land? And if so, what really threatens the village of Bilehurst Cragg?


The Doctor and her friends travel back in time to 17th-century Lancashire, where they get mixed up in a witch trial orchestrated by a local landowner. The air of fear sweeping the land is only intensified when King James I himself turns up - but while the king and the locals are gripped by paranoia about hidden evil in their midst, a very real danger lurks close at hand. Guest starring Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley) and Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) as the superstitious monarch.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor Jodie Whittaker
Graham O'Brien Bradley Walsh
Ryan Sinclair Tosin Cole
Yasmin Khan Mandip Gill
King James I Alan Cumming
Becka Savage Siobhan Finneran
Willa Twiston Tilly Steele
Old Mother Twiston Tricia Kelly
Alfonso Stavros Demetraki
Smithy Arthur Kay
Director Sallie Aprahamian
Executive Producer Chris Chibnall
Executive Producer Matt Strevens
Series Producer Nikki Wilson
Writer Joy Wilkinson
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