", "Doctor Who Series 12: Episode 1 casting news", "Doctor Who sees the shock return of a classic foe in opening episode", "Doctor Who Series 12: Block 2 actress discovered", "Doctor Who Series 12: Episode 2 features French Resistance heroine", "Doctor Who Series 12: James Buckley to star in Block 2 episode", "Anjli Mohindra and Laura Fraser to guest star in Series 12! [87], The series gained the lowest ratings since the revival of the show in 2005, containing six of the show's ten least-watched episodes. With David Tennant, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke. Alongside Chibnall, who wrote four of the scripts and co-wrote a further three, the writers include Ed Hime, Pete McTighe and Vinay Patel, who return from writing the previous series, as well as new contributors Nina Metivier, Maxine Alderton and Charlene James. Ruth helps the Doctor escape the Matrix by transmitting her old and new memories. [42] By 17 November, BBC confirmed that Whittaker's second series had begun production. [6] Jamie Magnus Stone, who previously directed the fiftieth-anniversary minisode "The Last Day", directed the first block, which comprised the first and sixth episodes of the series. The Doctor and companions arrive at the last outpost of humanity in the far future, in time to protect them from an attacking wave of Cybermen drones, though some humans are killed. Doctor Who ceased production in 1989, then resumed in 2005. Series 12 holds a 78% approval rating on online review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes with an average score of 6.56/10, based on 7 critic reviews. Before it could be detonated, the Master ordered the CyberMasters to follow him elsewhere. This series dealt with the mystery identity of the character "Missy" and the mystery around "The Promised Land". In 2005, the BBC relaunched Doctor Who after a 16-year absence from … [69], Production blocks were arranged as follows:[70][19][71][30][32], The twelfth series introduced changes to the design of the TARDIS, with a modified column above the time rotor, the pathway from the TARDIS's doors, stairs, and modifications to the central console. This includes one television movie and multiple specials, and encompasses 295 stories over 38 seasons. [67], The first poster for the twelfth series was released on 21 November 2019. Yaz and Graham safely reunite with Ryan and the others then follow the Cybermen to Gallifrey. ", "Doctor Who Series 12: Maxim Baldry to star in historical episode", "Doctor Who Magazine reveals titles of two-part series finale", "Doctor Who Series 12: Ian McElhinney and Steve Toussaint to star in Doctor Who", "Doctor Who 'to remain on-screen until at least 2020, "The BBC is already preparing for at least FIVE more series of Doctor Who", "Doctor Who Series 12: Team TARDIS Back in Action! With Jodie Whittaker once again reprising her role as the Doctor, fans can look forward to seeing her on her adventures once again as she fights the good fight across space and time.. With safety protocols in place, the Doctor … As of 1 March 2020,[update] 861 episodes of Doctor Who have aired, concluding the twelfth series. Doctor Who series 13 is finally filming with Jodie Whittaker returning as the enigmatic Time Lord following a COVID-19 enforced delay. The Master jumps through and tells the Doctor that she should be afraid because everything is about to change forever. Seemingly peaceful at first, the facility is quickly overrun by Dregs, humanoid monsters, due to an intentional disruption of the security systems. This series explores the coincidences binding the Doctor and Donna together. The Doctor and her companions investigate a bacterium that covers human bodies in a crystalline substance before disintegrating them. [19] Anjli Mohindra, who had previously portrayed Rani Chandra in the Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures, played Queen Skithra in "Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror". [6] Other sources, such as the Region 1 classic Doctor Who DVD releases, use different numbering schemes, which diverge after the 108th story, The Horns of Nimon (1979–1980)..mw-parser-output .tocright{float:right;clear:right;width:auto;background:none;padding:.5em 0 .8em 1.4em;margin-bottom:.5em}.mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-left{clear:left}.mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-both{clear:both}.mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-none{clear:none}.mw-parser-output .toclimit-2 .toclevel-1 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-3 .toclevel-2 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-4 .toclevel-3 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-5 .toclevel-4 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-6 .toclevel-5 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-7 .toclevel-6 ul{display:none}. The programme's high episode count has resulted in Doctor Who holding the world record for the highest number of episodes of a science-fiction programme. Doctor Who Season 11, the first under showrunner Chris Chibnall, was historic from the start thanks to the ascension of the first female Doctor in the show's 50-plus year history.Surrounded by a diverse crew of companions, Jodie Whittaker's tenure began with solidly workwoman-like adventures. Whittaker joined fellow Doctor Who cast members Mandip Gill and Bradley Walsh to recap the latest season at the virtual New York Comic Con. With Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Smith. [78] Forbidden Planet are releasing shirts weekly with themes that correspond to each week's broadcast episode of Series 12. Kane and Bella sacrifice themselves to destroy the facility and protect the others as the Doctor safely transports them to their original planets. [52] Filming took place in Cardiff and Wales between February and October 2019. There is some dispute, for instance, about whether to count Season 23's The Trial of a Time Lord as one or as four serials,[4] and whether the unfinished serial Shada should be included. [40], In November 2019, Doctor Who Magazine revealed the writers for the twelfth series, including Vinay Patel, Pete McTighe, Maxine Alderton and Charlene James, as well as Hime, Métivier and Chibnall; Chibnall wrote four episodes and co-wrote a further three. Meet the new cast of The Good Doctor Season 4. There is also the loose story arc of the planets disappearing and bees also disappearing. Ninth Doctor. This series also saw the time slot change to Sunday. In 2005, the BBC relaunched Doctor Who after a 16-year absence from episodic television, with Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Mal Young as executive producers, Phil Collinson as producer, and Christopher Eccleston taking the lead role of the Ninth Doctor. [5] The numbering scheme in this list reflects an internal practice of describing "Planet of the Dead" (2009) as the 200th story. - Overnight Viewing Figures", "The Haunting of Villa Diodati - Overnight Viewing Figures", "Ascension of the Cybermen - Overnight Viewing Figures", "The Timeless Children - Overnight Viewing Figures", "Doctor Who Series 12 - Official Soundtrack", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Doctor_Who_(series_12)&oldid=994566481, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The Doctor, Yaz, Graham, and Ryan are called into, In the aliens' dimension, the Doctor meets. Noah Galvin - Asher Wolke. This page was last edited on 16 December 2020, at 11:12. ", "Doctor Who Series 12: new director, actor, character discovered", "Doctor Who Series 12: new episode titles, writers and descriptions", "Goran ViÅ¡njić and Robert Glenister to appear in series 12! The Doctor determines the bacterium is drawn to, The Doctor returns her companions home, where they simultaneously begin to experience supernatural events. The series follows the Thirteenth Doctor and her companions as they meet a new incarnation of the Master and his destruction of Gallifrey, the return of Jack Harkness, the appearance of an unknown incarnation of the Doctor, the Cybermen, and the secret of the "Timeless Child". Unfortunately, there is a common misconception amongst fans that the first series, which starred the single-run Ninth Doctor, should be skipped and new fans should start with Series 2, which introduced the fan-favorite David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.However, that is far from the case because fans, new … Watch the Series 11 Trailer now. The Thirteenth Doctor returns for a brand new set of action-packed epic adventures spanning space and time. The back-story for the spin-off series Torchwood is "seeded" in various episodes in the 2006 series. [41] In a Radio Times article, Chibnall confirmed that Series 12 would feature the return of two-part stories. For the 1974–75 season, see, Episode 1, total viewers: 6.699m on TV, 101k on PC, 49k on Tablet, 37k on Smartphone, Episode 1, 28-day viewers: 7.161m on TV, 124k on PC, 61k on Tablet, 49k on Smartphone, Episode 2, total viewers: 5.909m on TV, 84k on PC, 45k on Tablet, 34k on Smartphone, Episode 2, 28-day viewers: 6.480m on TV, 108k on PC, 58k on Tablet, 47k on Smartphone, Episode 3, total viewers: 5.246m on TV, 64k on PC, 37k on Tablet, 29k on Smartphone, Episode 3, 28-day viewers: 5.706m on TV, 90k on PC, 50k on Tablet, 43k on Smartphone, Episode 4, total viewers: 5.071m on TV, 63k on PC, 37k on Tablet, 30k on Smartphone, Episode 4, 28-day viewers: 5.619m on TV, 84k on PC, 49k on Tablet, 43k on Smartphone, Episode 5, total viewers: 5.419m on TV, 73k on PC, 43k on Tablet, 37k on Smartphone, Episode 5, 28-day viewers: 5.921m on TV, 91k on PC, 54k on Tablet, 49k on Smartphone, Episode 6, total viewers: 5.092m on TV, 63k on PC, 38k on Tablet, 30k on Smartphone, Episode 6, 28-day viewers: 5.509m on TV, 80k on PC, 47k on Tablet, 40k on Smartphone, Episode 7, total viewers: 4.771m on TV, 58k on PC, 35k on Tablet, 29k on Smartphone, Episode 7, 28-day viewers: 5.250m on TV, 76k on PC, 46k on Tablet, 40k on Smartphone, Episode 8, total viewers: 4.945m on TV, 61k on PC, 36k on Tablet, 31k on Smartphone, Episode 8, 28-day viewers: 5.398m on TV, 79k on PC, 46k on Tablet, 41k on Smartphone, Episode 9, total viewers: 4.847m on TV, 68k on PC, 38k on Tablet, 33k on Smartphone, Episode 9, 28-day viewers: 5.374m on TV, 85k on PC, 48k on Tablet, 44k on Smartphone, Episode 10, total viewers: 4.550m on TV, 70k on PC, 39k on Tablet, 34k on Smartphone, Episode 10, 28-day viewers: 4.999m on TV, 83k on PC, 47k on Tablet, 43k on Smartphone, List of Doctor Who episodes (2005–present), "Doctor Who to bring back multi-part episodes for new series", "Doctor Who: Who are the Eternals, the Guardians and the Toymaker? The 2005 series constitutes a loose story arc, dealing with the consequences of the Time War and the mysterious Bad Wolf. However, too late they discover that Ashad and a group of Cyberwarriors have arrived, and have since seized the control deck and directed the ship towards the Doctor, and are waking the other Cybermen in stasis. [28] Maxim Baldry appeared as Dr John Polidori in "The Haunting of Villa Diodati". Doctor Who Season 13 will run for only 8 episodes. Christopher Eccleston, who last played Doctor Who's Ninth Doctor 15 years ago, is making his long-anticipated return as the Time Lord in a new audio drama series coming in 2021. The series will be followed by the 2021 New Year's Day special, "Revolution of the Daleks". The average viewing figure for this series was 5.3 million. [82][83] A second trailer was released on 2 December 2019 alongside news of the series's premiere date. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to "regenerate" into a new body, taking on a new … [12] Aurora Marion portrayed Noor Inayat Khan in "Spyfall, Part 2". The specials focus on various incarnations of the Doctor, including the reveal of the War Doctor and his actions during the Time War. Steven Moffat took over as showrunner from the fifth series. The companions return to Earth in a house disguised TARDIS and the Doctor makes her way back to her own TARDIS. [34], In April 2015, Steven Moffat confirmed that Doctor Who would run for at least another five years, extending the show until 2020. The Thirteenth Doctor is portrayed by Jodie Whittaker. Given the complexity of making Doctor Who, and with new and rigorous COVID working protocols, it’s going to take us a little longer to film each episode, meaning we expect to end up with … [81] The first trailer for the series was released on 23 November 2019, coinciding with the programme's fifty-sixth anniversary. The series also boasts all-new directors, as Nida Manzoor (Jamillah and Aladdin), Emma Sullivan (Silent Witness), Jamie Magnus Stone (The Village) and Lee Haven Jones join the Doctor Who team. [18][19] Goran ViÅ¡njić and Robert Glenister have also been cast[20] as Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison respectively,[21] and appeared in "Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror". The Master teleports the Doctor to Gallifrey, where he imprisons her in the Matrix. Created by Sydney Newman. [53][54][55][56][13][57][58][59][60][61][62] Filming has also taken place in Tenerife,[63] Gloucester,[64] and Merthyr Mawr. [46], Filming commenced on 23 January 2019[47] in Cape Town, South Africa,[48][49] and concluded on 7 February, taking place at Western Cape, Hopefield,[50] Table Mountain[51] and Taal Monument. [78], The "Spyfall" two-part episode was released in cinemas in the United States on 5 January 2020. Doctor Who fans were already ecstatic about seeing this year's Holiday Special since it will mark some of the only new Who they'll be getting for a while (production on series 13 has started … Holiday Special Premieres New Year's Day Doctor Who The Doctor is an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in theTARDIS with a companion. New set photos suggest the dreaded Weeping Angels will return in the thirteenth season of Doctor Who. ", "Darkness, despair and deadly monsters in brand-new Doctor Who trailer", "Darkness, despair and deadly monsters in brand-new Doctor Who", "Doctor Who - Complete Series 12 [Blu-ray] [2020]", "Doctor Who Revolution of the Daleks (2020/2021 Special)", "Doctor Who suffers lowest ratings since 2005 revival", "Spyfall - Part Two - Overnight Viewing Figures", "Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror - Overnight Viewing Figures", "Fugitive of the Judoon - Overnight Viewing Figures", "Can You Hear Me? The new series is formatted to a 16:9 widescreen display ratio, and a standard episode length of 45 minutes. The Doctor, still in the TARDIS, receives a signal from 14th century, The Doctor takes her companions to 1816 to. [15] Laura Fraser also appeared in "Orphan 55" as Kane,[16][17] as did Julia Foster as Vilma. [35] In May 2017, it was announced that due to the terms of a deal between BBC Worldwide and SMG Pictures in China, the company has first right of refusal on the purchase for the Chinese market of future series of the programme until and including Series 15. Accompanied by her three best friends, Ryan, Yaz and Graham, the Thirteenth Doctor is set to … Explore the characters, read the latest Doctor Who news and view games to play. This series deals with cracks spreading throughout time, the Pandorica and the Silence which is mentioned in various episodes. [23] Jo Martin appeared as a previously unknown incarnation of the Doctor using the alias 'Ruth Clayton' in "Fugitive of the Judoon". The site's consensus reads "Doctor Who's twelfth outing adds welcome nuances to Jodie Whittaker's Doctor and some scary new layers of horror to some of the series' most terrifying villains. Graham sees visions of an imprisoned girl telling him to find her, Ryan sees a mysterious figure cause his friend to vanish, and Yaz sees an unfamiliar woman among memories of her past. Doctor Who Returns to BBC iPlayer. After many years, Tecteun eventually discovers how the Child can regenerate thus leading to the creation of the Time Lords. ", "Doctor Who, Revolution of the Daleks: new photos released", "DOCTOR WHO: BBC Confirm Series 12 to Broadcast in 2019", "Jodie Whittaker confirms she'll be back for Doctor Who series 12", "Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker won't return for a new series until 2020", "Doctor Who series 12 WILL be delayed to 2020", "Stephen Fry and Sir Lenny Henry CBE to appear in series 12! Watch Doctor Who, past, present and future adventures. Explore the characters, read the latest Doctor Who news and view games to play. [93], Doctor Who's twelfth series received positive reviews from critics. The BBC is calling this a "Holiday Special," refusing to confirm whether it will air on Christmas Day or New … [22] This is his first appearance on the show since "The End of Time - Part Two" in 2010. Doctor Who BBC. There, one of the guests, Bella, reveals she purposely disrupted the security field as revenge against her mother Kane, who built Tranquility Spa and ignored her childhood. Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall talks about the challenges of filming season 13 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This series introduces Martha Jones and deals with the Face of Boe's final message, the mysterious Mr. Saxon, and the Doctor dealing with the loss of Rose Tyler. The show also returned to its traditional Saturday evening slot. [1], Costume designer Ray Holman listed the twelfth series as being in pre-production in November 2018. [6] Matt Strevens also returned to serve as executive producer alongside Chibnall. [39] Nina Metivier, who served as script editor on the previous series, also wrote an episode. The Twelfth Doctor was portrayed by Peter Capaldi. The series centres on River Song's relation to the Doctor, the Doctor's "death" and discovering what the Silence is.