The BBC have released a number of new publicity images to promote this week's episode of Doctor Who, The Doctor Falls
The Doctor Falls
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Rachel Talalay
The Mondasian Cybermen are on the rise. It’s time for the Doctor’s final battle…
This week BBC One will show Doctor Who
|Main Broadcast Details|
|United Kingdom||BBC One||Sat 1 Jul 2017||6:30pm BST|
|Middle East||BBC First||Sat 1 Jul 2017||9.20pm AST||(Sat 7:20pm BST)|
|United States of America||BBC America||Sat 1 Jul 2017||9:00pm EDT||(Sun 2:00am BST)|
|Canada||SPACE||Sat 1 Jul 2017||9:00pm EDT||(Sun 2:00am BST)|
|New Zealand||PRIME||Sun 2 Jul 2017||7:30pm NZST||(Sun 8:30am BST)|
|Finland||YLE2||Sun 2 Jul 2017||11.25pm EEST||(Sun 9:55am BST)|
|Australia||ABC||Sun 2 Jul 2017||7:40pm AEST||(Sun 10:40am BST, also on ABC ME)|
|Brazil||SyFy||Sun 2 Jul 2017||8:00pm BRT||(Mon 12:00qm BST)|
|Latin America||SyFy||Sun 2 Jul 2017||10:00pm CDT||(Mon 4:00am BST)|
Full listings here
Doctor Who - The Eaters of Light
had an official rating of 4.73 million
The episode was the 26th
most watched programme of the week, and the 11th highest rated programme on the BBC.
For the second week running, Doctor Who was the highest rated programme on Saturday, overtaking Casualty which was ahead in the initial overnight figures.
Top for the week was Coronation Street
with 7.86 million watching. The BBC's highest rated programme was EastEnders
with 6.6 million viewers
Doctor Who - World Enough and Time had an Audience Index or AI score of 85.
The score is an indication of how much the audience enjoyed the episode. The score of 85 is the highest since the series 8 episode Dark Water, and the joint highest of the Capaldi era.
The score is the joint highest score achieved by the two main channels on Saturday, with Casualty and The Voice: Kids also scoring 85.
Doctor Who: World Enough And Time
had an audience of 3.37 million
viewers, a share of 22%
of the total TV audience, according to unofficial overnight figures.
The day as a whole suffered from very low ratings with the highest rated show, Casualty, only getting 4 million watching. Mrs Brown's Boys had 3.38 million while Pitch Battle had just below 2 million.
Over on ITV the highest rated show was the children's version of The Voice which had 3.80 million watching.
Official figures will be released next week.
This item contains spoilers.
Reaction to this week's episode of Doctor Who: World Enough and Time, is overwhelmingly positive, with many reviewers describing it as the best episode for years, if one of the darkest. The Telegraph
called it a dizzying ride. "Doctor Wow, more like. This two-part finale marks showrunner Steven Moffat’s last regular episodes and he’d saved the best until second last. It was darkly thrilling, mountingly tense, genuinely scary and brimming with smart ideas – but stayed just the right side of over-clever, as Moffat is often criticised for being."The Mirror
was impressed with the way the Cybermen were used. "The true grit of World Enough And Time is the rise of the Cybermen and their creepy conversion hospital. It's as close to horror-film than Who has gone to in a long time. Anyone who wondered if the 60's low tech Cybermen could scare modern audiences needn't have worried. Bill awakening on a hospital bed with chest full of retro cyber-tech, rows of half converted patients screaming in pain, the show's own take on Nurse Ratchett silencing the victims' volume dial - it's chilling"
Macabre and riveting is how Radio Times
described the story, also focusing on the return of the original Cybermen. "What horror, what disfigurement lurks beneath the knotted bandages of these proto-Cybermen? It really is clever how Steven Moffat embraces the perceived weaknesses of the original 1966 cloth-and-plastic design – scorned and abandoned after their only screen outing in The Tenth Planet – and makes them sting."Digital Spy
felt the number of plot points revealed in advance diminished the impact of the story. "You don't have to be a Doctor Who super-fan, trawling every spoiler thread on every message board, to know that the Mondasian Cybermen and John Simm's Master are in this episode – even if you somehow missed the news, they both appeared in last week's Next Time trailer. The former reveal isn't such a problem. The episode plays the arrival of the Mondasians more as dramatic irony, an open secret it's teasing throughout. It's more a chilling inevitability than a jaw-dropping twist. But Simm's return? That was clearly intended to be a secret." TV Fanatic
agreed "Oh, to live in a day without spoilers. Most of the time, I don't mind them so much, to be honest. But no two ways about it: Doctor Who Season 10 Episode 12 would have been perfect without all the spoilers. Two of the big reveals at the end of the episode -- the returns of the classic Mondasian Cybermen and John Simm as the Master -- were both spoiled by the BBC's own promotional material! How frustrating."Den of Geek
, while also bemoaning the number of spoilers released for publicity reasons, felt the episode was impressive. "I thought World Enough And Time was at several times quite superb. Director Rachel Talalay and Steven Moffat are clearly a potent creative combination, and the middle of the episode in particular, as Bill creeps through a hospital evoking memories of The Empty Child and Asylum Of The Daleks was tonally outstanding." Games Radar
enjoyed the episode but felt the pacing in the middle act was too slow. "The sections with Bill in the hospital and the pre-Cybermen converts are utterly fantastic in terms of pure sci-fi, with the scares bordering on unwatchable for young children but it’s just too slow and filled with exposition."IGN
enjoyed the exploration of the characters of the time lords in the story "Much is also done to explain the bond between Missy and the Doctor. It does make sense that the enormous life experience of Time Lords would lead to a connection between them that other species could never fathom. But that relationship will be tested during the climax of the episode -- and in next week’s finale, no doubt"AV Club
felt the story was bursting with ideas. "None more fascinating than a massive colony ship caught in different time zones because of the gravitational distortion of a black hole. There’s the mad conceit of having Missy pretend to be the Doctor, with Michelle Gomez pulling off the seemingly impossible by making a whole string of “Doctor Who” gags not utterly cringeworthy. There’s the horrific plight of those stuck at the decaying bottom of the ship, which gets closer than any family-friendly Doctor Who story ever has in understanding the true body horror the Cybermen represent."Ars Technica
felt it was a return to form for the series. "We're back on firm ground with World Enough and Time. It's a very strong episode that manages to weave an agreeable timey-wimey spaceship yarn into the climax of this season's gently brewing Missy story, complete with Cybermen. The big reveal doesn’t disappoint, either"
Finally, Flicking Myth
thought the episode was one of the best. "You know when you’re watching a fantastic episode of Doctor Who when the credits roll up at the end and you’re convinced that forty-five minutes can’t have passed that quickly. World Enough and Time plays with your emotions from start to finish, from the opening moments where your jaw falls and is left-hanging, and to Missy owning the show ,and again we’re back to silence as we’re left in a state of true shock."
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This week BBC One will show Doctor Who
|Main Broadcast Details|
|United Kingdom||BBC One||Sat 24 Jun 2017||6:45pm BST|
|Middle East||BBC First||Sat 24 Jun 2017||9.20pm AST||(Sat 7:20pm BST)|
|United States of America||BBC America||Sat 24 Jun 2017||9:00pm EDT||(Sun 2:00am BST)|
|Canada||SPACE||Sat 24 Jun 2017||9:00pm EDT||(Sun 2:00am BST)|
|New Zealand||PRIME||Sun 25 Jun 2017||7:30pm NZST||(Sun 8:30am BST)|
|Finland||YLE2||Sun 25 Jun 2017||11.25pm EEST||(Sun 9:55am BST)|
|Australia||ABC||Sun 25 Jun 2017||7:40pm AEST||(Sun 10:40am BST, also on ABC ME)|
|Brazil||SyFy||Sun 25 Jun 2017||8:00pm BRT||(Mon 12:00qm BST)|
|Latin America||SyFy||Sun 25 Jun 2017||10:00pm CDT||(Mon 4:00am BST)|
Full listings here
The cover image for a seasonal edition of the Hargreaves Dr series, Dr. Tenth: Christmas Surprise!
has been released.
The new book features Adam Hargreaves' take on David Tennant's Tenth Doctor, seen here for the first time in his iconic Mr Men style!
Continuing the greatest mash-up in the Whoniverse with a Christmas adventure, the Tenth Doctor stars alongside much-loved companion Donna.
Dr. Tenth: Christmas Suprise will be published on 17th October 2017
and is now available for pre-order from Amazon
The TARDIS doesn’t just travel through time – stories set in space have been an essential part of Doctor Who for six decades. The inhospitable void between the stars has served as the backdrop to epic space operas and nerve-racking thrillers, while harboring some of the most fearsome adversaries the Doctor has ever encountered.
Panini’s latest entry in the Essential Doctor Who series navigates a revealing course through the space lanes of Doctor Who, with all-new articles, rare images and exclusive interviews with:
- Bob Baker (co-writer of The Three Doctors, The Invisible Enemy and many more)
- Nick Bullen (costume designer for The Space Pirates)
- Jamie Mathieson (writer of Oxygen)
- Pat Mills (comics legend and co-writer of The Song of the Space Whale)
- Hayley Nebauer (costume designer for the 2017 series)
- Louise Page (costume designer for the Ninth and Tenth Doctors)
- Charles Palmer (director of Oxygen)
- Sid Sutton (Doctor Who title sequence designer)
Other highlights include a look at the groundbreaking model shoot for The Trial of a Time Lord, a fresh insight into the career of the show’s original story editor David Whitaker and guides to acclaimed stories such as The Daleks’ Master Plan and The Ark in Space.
Editor Marcus Hearn
Oxygen showed that space is one of the most hostile environments the Doctor has ever visited. This issue goes behind the scenes on that episode, and many of the preceding stories that belong in the same tradition. Bring a smartsuit – it’s dangerous out there!
The Essential Doctor Who: Adventures in Space is on sale now price £9.99.
This Wednesday, June 21
, sees the release of two new Comics from Titan, the latest installment from the Twelfth Doctor
and the start of a brand-new arc from the Tenth Doctor
featuring a special team-up
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year 3 #6
Writer: Dâ€‹octor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year 3 #6â€‹ Page 5 (Credit: Titan)
Artist: Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean
Cover A: Antonio Fuso
Cover B: PHOTO By Will Brooks
Cover C: Blair Shedd
Cover D: Andy Walker
After defeating the Red Jade General in Ancient China, with the help of hundreds of Cindy’s clones, Gabby took a personal moment to reflect upon an old trip to London the Doctor took her on. She learned then that the Doctor has dark hidden depths, and as the team say goodbye to Cindy’s ‘children,’ the TARDIS team may have to come to terms with those hidden depths once more...
Doctor Who: Twelfth Doctor Year 3 #4
Writer: Doctor Who: Twelfth Doctor Year 3 #4â€‹ - Page 4 (Credit: Titan )
Artist: Mariano Laclaustra
Cover A: Simon Myers
Cover B: Photo - Will Brooks
Cover C: Adrianna Florian
Cover D: Raine Szramski
The conclusion to the Twelfth Doctor's "BENEATH THE WAVES" arc!
Doctor Who - Empress Of Mars
had an official rating of 5.02 million
viewers, a share of 25.9%
of the total TV audience.
The episode was the 23rd most watched programme of the week, and the 11th highest rated programme on the BBC. Doctor Who was the highest rated programme on Saturday.
Top for the week was Monday's edition of Coronation Street
which had 8.39 million watching. Emmerdale and EastEnders also scored highly as did the ITV drama The Loch