It's time to find out what we thought of the fourth episode of series 11, Arachnids in the UK
So then, that's what we thought of Arachnids in the UK. I shall return next Sunday morning with my preview for episode five of the new season of the show, The Tsuranga conundrum. See you then!
It's time to find out what you thought of episode three of series 11, Rosa!
1. Average rating
Below are the numbers 1-10 with the series average rating highlighted in red:
The series average is 8 and this means episode 2 has an average of 8 in your eyes!
Below is the ranking of the series so far which will improve as more episodes are released
Most people tended to really like the story, responding on how well it educated people with the events of the Rosa Parks era, in particular with the ending.
3. Episode Threes
Below is your rankings of the episode threes of each season:
Below is my ranking of the episode threes of each season:
Here is what the critics thought about episode four of series 11
Radio Times felt by tackling historical subjects the series was returning to its roots. "What’s pleasing is that there are no Clever Dick solutions. The time travellers work hard to keep time on track. Who’d have thought that getting a tweedy seamstress and a driver on the right bus at the right time would provide dramatic tension? And there’s a sharp beat when the Time Lord realises she and her team are part of history: “We have to not help her."
The Mirror considers the episode a very important one for the series. "It may surprise some for the series to tackle racism head-on rather than with veiled allegories, but with Chibnall promising to bring back the educational element of the series, the show has proved that the showrunner is keeping to that promise, and it is refreshing for the long-running show to offer some vital social commentary - not just on the past but also issues today."
The Independent singles out the lead actress for much praise. "As with her previous adventures, Whittaker’s Time Lord is the best thing about “Rosa”. The actor has finally started to tone down the overenthusiastic tics that threatened to bubble over early on. True, she is once again a gregarious human space-hopper, with a winning line in self-referential zingers – she half-jokes about being Banksy – however, a rumination on Jim Crow oppression calls for a restrained performance, and she delivers. "
The Telegraph disliked the episode thinking it stodgy "When allowed to riff on history rather than be confined by it, Doctor Who(BBC One, Sunday) can be a ludicrous romp (Let’s Kill Hitler) or deeply poignant (Vincent and the Doctor). Barring a couple of good gags about Elvis and Banksy, however, Chris Chibnall and Malorie Blackman’s episode felt overawed by the history it was depicting, short-changing some imaginative direction from Mark Tonderai and bearing a score weighed down by French horns straight from the gloopier end of The West Wing."
Den of Geek praised the actress taking on the difficult role of Rasa Parks. "Rosa is played by Vinette Robinson, who manages to embody Parks with apparent ease. Robinson exudes both a quiet strength and a weariness at the continued injustices thrown her way. There’s a fire in her when she meets the TARDIS team, as she tells them in no uncertain terms to leave Montgomery or face the consequences."
Digital Spy praised the way the episode tackled difficult issues. "Doctor Who manages to tackle her story without feeling glib, treating it with the respect and deference it deserves and resisting the urge to pit Parks against monsters from outer space."
Source/Doctor Who News
Doctor Who: Rosa was watched by 6.39 million viewers, a share of 29.6% of the total TV audience, according to unofficial overnight figures.
Most programmes during the day scored lower than the previous week. Top for the day was Strictly Come Dancing - The Results with 8.65 million watching. Countryfile had 4.91 million viewers. The BBC drama THe Cry had 5.32 million watching. On ITV the highest rated programme was The X Factor - Results with 4.02 million viewers. Against Doctor Who, The Chase Celebrity Special had 3.27 million watching.
Although the ratings are down on the previous two weeks, they still make Doctor Who the fifth most-watched programme of the week, behind two episodes of Strictly Come Dancing, Monday's episode of Coronation Street and the Channel 4 game show The Great British Bake Off, which had 6.42 million watching. It beat every other edition of Coronation Street and EastEnders.
Official figures, which will be released next Monday, will include those who recorded the episode and watched it later. They are expected to be considerably higher than the initial figures.
Also thanks to Doctor Who News for the information.
5. Arachnids in the UK
Following an overwhelmingly positive response to episode three, Rosa, people are once again anticipating episode three of the series, with most saying it'll be good:
We'll find out what people think of Arachnids in the UK with our survey results next Sunday, and please vote in our survey when it is released following the episode to share your view!
It's time for week four of series 11 of Doctor Who tonight with Arachnids in the UK-here's our preview!
5 HINTS AND TEASERS FOR ARACHNIDS IN THE UK
Arachnids in the UK airs from 7PM UK time, with other times varying by country. We'll be here shortly after the episode has aired with our innitial, spoiler filled impression of the story.
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Every Thursday we take a look at the 5 defining moments of each episode, and this week it's Rosa!
Rosa's first appearance
Ryan gets punched
Ryan and Yaz's discussion
There are so many incredible and defining moments from Rosa that we wish we could include more than five! Anyhow we'll be back next Thursday with our five defining moments from Arachnids in the UK.
A rumour is circulating social media this week suggesting that Doctor Who may face another“gap year” after Series 11 concludes airing.
The source appeared to originate from a newspaper clipping of The Mirror. No online article has been posted at the time of writing.
The report claims that Series 12 (which has yet to be officially announced) might not air until 2020, due to filming delays.
It says in full:
Doctor Who fans arc facing a ’gap year” with no series to watch during 2019, after filming was pushed back by more than three months.
Viewers of the hit sci-fi show could be in for a long wait to see Jodie Whittaker, 35, return for a second innings as the Time Lord, once the current series ends in December.
While writer Chris Chibnall has penned most of series two, filming on the BBC1 show is not due to restart until the New Year.
A source said: “It looks far more likely that the next run will air in winter or spring 2020. There simply isn’t time to finish filming and get all the editing done before next October. It’s too tight. We’re facing a gap year.’’
A BBC source said that no scheduling decisions had yet been.
Radio Times has since followed up on the story and claims that “a reduced shooting period might not mean a delay even if Doctor Who does start filming a little later than it did for series 11.”
“Other sources suggest that production on the new series will be underway sooner than the new year, and that no plans have yet been finalised about moving the series 12 episodes (and thus making 2019 a Doctor Who gap year) anyway.
“We go into production next month,” a source close to the show told RadioTimes.com, “but it’s much too early to be making scheduling decisions anyway. We hadn’t decided when the current series would air when we were filming it – we only decided a few months ago.”
RadioTimes.com also understands that any future series of Doctor Who may have slightly shorter production schedules than the current one in any case, thanks to many core aspects of Whittaker’s series having been worked out during preproduction for series 11.
Sources/Doctor Who TV, Radio Times and The Mirror
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