Welcome to our guide to the brand new season of doctor who, coming around this April on BBC one. But now we have a guide which can be updated through the year. Note this may contain moderate spoilers and is not completed.
12 episodes and 2 specials
Peter Capaldi-The doctor
David Suchet-The landlord
Frank Cotrell Boyce
1. A star in her eye
The opening episode of Series 10 marks the introduction of new companion Bill, played by Pearl Mackie. Matt Lucas will also guest star once again as Nardole. Stephanie Hyam will guest as Bill’s friend Heather.
The episode has a rumoured title of a star in her eye, and is almost a certain and confirmed title.
The second episode, from In The Forest of the Night writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce, was part filmed overseas in Spain, which exec producer Brian Minchin says will be serving as a futuristic city in the story. Rumoured to feature killer robots that have emoji faces. They like to give hugs, then reduce their victims to skeletons.
A rumoured title for episode 2 is the emoji planet
The Doctor and Bill take a trip back into the past in Sarah Dollard’s second script following Face the Raven. Rumoured to feature a snake monster that lives under the Thames.
Rumoured title: Under the themes
4. The haunted hub
Veteran actor David Suchet leads the guest cast as “the Landlord” in Who newcomer Mike Bartlett’s debut story. Suchet has said he is not playing a Time Lord. Reportedly we find out why our floorboards squeak – there are giant woodlice in there.
Mathieson described his episode as “Very, very scary. Like, seriously so. ‘Let’s go behind the sofa and just stay there until it’s over’ scary. It’s got more shocks and tense scenes than anything I’ve ever written. It’s also a taut thrill ride, a gag test, a pitch black satire and, for the first time I’m writing for Bill and Nardole!”
9. The eaters of light
Classic series writer Rona Munro returns, who previously wrote the 1989 Seventh Doctor adventure Survival. The episode is said to be “haunting”.
The 2017 Christmas special
Steven Moffat’s final ever episode as Doctor Who showrunner. Moffat said he believes he will not be writing the Twelfth Doctor’s exit, though Capaldi’s future has not been officially confirmed beyond Series 10. Capaldi previously said he had been offered the chance to stay on but hadn’t made his mind up. On approaching his last story Moffat said: “The departure of a showrunner doesn’t mean anything to the audience. Most of the audience doesn’t know that I exist, so they’d go blank if I attempted to wave goodbye to them. Oh, the embarrassment that would be. So I’m damned if I’m imposing my departure on the show. I just want to do a good one, before I hand over to Chris [Chibnall].”
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