Listen to’s Doctor Who podcast: The Haunting of Villa Diodati review

Talking the Lone Cyberman reveal, series 12's two-part finale and what really happened to Mary Shelley **CONTAINS SPOILERS**

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Doctor Who’s The Haunting of Villa Diodati took the Doctor and friends – and us, the viewers – back to 1816 on the night that Mary Shelley first conceived of her Gothic novel Frankenstein. But was this historical outing, with a sci-fi twist, a bit of a classic itself? Find out in the latest weekly Doctor Who review podcast from!


Huw Fullerton (Sci-Fi and Fantasy Editor) and Paul Jones (Executive Editor) discuss series 12, episode eight, talking the Lone Cyberman reveal, the specifics of the Cyberium and what really happened to Mary and Lord Byron.

Plus, there’s some clarification on a few foggy plot points and chat about the remaining episodes of series 12, including two-part finale Ascension of the Cybermen / The Timeless Children.

For more on The Haunting of Villa Diodati, be sure to read the 12 biggest questions we had after watching the episode.

Doctor Who continues on BBC One next Sunday at 7:10pm, with Ascension of the Cybermen by showrunner Chris Chibnall.

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