This week BBC One will show Doctor Who at 6.45pm.
|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)|
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Written by Benjamin Burford-Jones
Cover by Martin Baines
While visiting his mother, Lethbridge-Stewart is a little perturbed when Harold Chorley calls to ask for his help. A train has gone missing near Bristol, and Chorley is convinced it has something to do with the Keynsham Triangle, where over fifty people have vanished without trace since the early 1800s.
Elsewhere, Anne Travers is coming to terms with a loss in her family, and sets about preparing for a funeral. However, news reaches her that both Lethbridge-Stewart and Chorley have gone missing, and her help is required to find them. And, hopefully, solve the mystery of the Keynsham Triangle.
What connects the missing train to the Triangle, what has it got to do with a Wren from World War II, and just why does it appear that Lethbridge-Stewart and Chorley are in the village of Keynsham in 1815?
The answers lie in the Dreamer’s Lament, and a strange being called the Loa.
The Dreamer’s Lament is written by newcomer to the range, Benjamin Burford-Jones, who previously wrote the children’s novel Beware of the Mirror Man for Candy Jar Books. It originates from an unpublished Second Doctor novel Ben wrote several years earlier, and was an early contender in the Lethbridge-Stewart series, as range editor Andy Frankham-Allen elaborates:
When I first saw the wonderful artwork, I was over the moon. The cover sums up the story perfectly. It was almost as if Martin had read my mind.
The novel is available for pre-order now, individually, as part of the discounted UK bundle, or as an international bundle. It is also available as part of a yearly subscription offer - full details can be found via Candy Jar's website.
In addition, Candy Jar is launching its very first Summer Bumper Sale. Deals include:
- 2 for 1 on selected Lethbridge-Stewart novels
- 2 for £10 on selected Candy Jar titles
- Low-low discounts on selected other books
- Plus a couple of freebies available too!
And so it came to pass that the players took their final places, making ready the events that were to come...
We want to start off by saying just how hard this episode was to preview without spoiling anything; and as you will all know by now, this is the episode that John Simm's Master makes his return. It is this fact that the BBC wanted us all to know about, that we feel is the only real let-down in the whole story. If this could have been kept secret, the reveal would be right up there with Series Three's YANA!
The episode kicks off with one of the most jaw-dropping pre-titles sequences the show has ever had, and a scene which we will no doubt be revisiting thanks to some more timey-wimey magic from Steven Moffat. Yep - that's about all we can say about that!
The main episode itself is the Cyberman story that most fans have been waiting for. We get to see the original Mondasian Cybermen from The Tenth Planet, here, and crikey do they work well! Barely anything has changed - even their voices are exactly the same. These are hands-down the scariest, creepiest version of the Cybermen to have ever hit our screens, and we're so glad they are back!
The Doctor, Missy, Bill and Nardole land on a 400-mile long spaceship, perched at the edge of a black hole. The unique setting is a brilliant concept that means that the front of the ship is at a different point in time to the rear - something that is a key device throughout the story.
There is something quite shocking that happens quite early on, and the consequences of what happens lead to even more shocks that will likely make this episode of Doctor Who one of the most horrific in its entire history. The show quite possibly dips its toe over the line of what it can get away with, but we think it just about works. Yep - that's about all we can say about that!
Once again, Bill (Pearl Mackie) takes up a good chunk of the episode, which dips back and forth to The Doctor, Missy & Nardole. Pearl has been truly amazing in Series 10, so far, and this episode gets her digging deep and delivering everything that's thrown at her. Likewise, Missy (Michelle Gomez) further explores her nicer side, and it seems that The Doctor may have just brought her back to the light. It's so exciting to see this new facet of her character, and the obvious mercurial conflict she is facing within.
Peter Capaldi's Doctor continues to break our heart with the realisation we are just a couple of hours away from his final moments. This man was born to play The Doctor, and he has wiped the floor with all of the naysayers who thought an older actor couldn't carry the role in this modern era of Doctor Who. He actually doesn't have a great deal to do in this episode, but his presence in the scenes he is in adds important grounding and gravitas, which will carry through to The Doctor Falls.
But what about John Simm, you all ask? Well, despite some rumours online, The Master is very much back - not a dream, not a 'Moment-esque' type appearance - he is back, and at his evilest. There were flashes of redemption when he faced The 10th Doctor, and near the conclusion of The End Of Time, it seemed he had made a noble choice. We are still unsure of whereabouts in Simm's Master's timeline this episode sits, but it seems to be set after the events of The End Of Time (we may be wrong, though).
Rachel Talalay delivers another belter on the direction front; full of atmosphere and weight and everything that has always made her episodes stand out. Can we please bring her back for every finale?
As for the musical score, Murray Gold has given us something bigger and bolder, with hints of Series Three (his finest soundtrack in our opinion), and a chilling undertone that haunts throughout the episode.
World Enough And Time gives us match point for Series 10 of Doctor Who, and it's all eyes on The Doctor Falls as to whether Moffat can cap off one of the strongest and most well-written series in its modern history.
5 Things To Look Out For:
1) The Doctor emerges from the TARDIS...
2) "Is your real name Doctor Who?"
3) Venusian Aikido
5) "I'm very worried about my future."
+ 10.11: World Enough And Time airs This Saturday at 6:45pm on BBC One.
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