After much anticipation and reams of speculation, Doctor Who's centenary special – the final episode to feature Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor – is finally out there... but did it live up to our lofty expectations?


In our video review, Morgan Jeffery (Executive Editor, and Huw Fullerton (Commissioning Editor, Radio Times magazine) unpack all – well, not quite all – 90 minutes of The Power of the Doctor.

There's plenty to unpack of course, from those appearances from classic Doctors (Morgan was particularly excited by the return of Paul McGann, as you'll see) to the revisiting of old companions beyond just Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Ace (Sophie Aldred).

But beyond the festivities to mark 100 years of the BBC, how did this feature-length episode fare as a capper to Chris Chibnall's tenure as showrunner? Was it a perfect end to the Thirteenth Doctor's era? And were the likes of Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan (John Bishop) given satisfying send-offs?

The Doctor and Yaz looking to the sky.
Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor and Mandip Gill as Yasmin Khan in Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor James Pardon/BBC Studios

For all this and more – including some controversial opinions on previous regeneration stories – watch our Doctor Who video review above.

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For more from Morgan and Huw, why not take a listen to our the Doctor Who podcast, featuring episodic reviews of series 13: Flux and the two previous Thirteenth Doctor specials from 2022?

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