What a wonderful way to end this momentous series in the 50th year of Doctor Who. From the start of the episode you know this is going to be a good episode that will make the audience forgive past mistakes such as Dinosaurs on a Spaceship or the so-so Ring of Akhaten.
This week Neil Gaiman was in the writer’s chair with a story that saw the return of a classic Doctor Who foe: the Cybermen. Gaiman plus the Cybermen, what could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, unfortunately.
This week was another great adventure from the pen of Mark Gatiss, featuring mother and daughter duo Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling, who played a mother and daughter with a rather dysfunctional relationship. It also saw Clara don Victorian garb again, surely having to squeeze into a corset must jog at least one past life memory?
This week was essentially Tardis: Confidential where viewers got a behind-the-scenes tour of the Doctor’s vessel.
Readers, you were right.
If fans were still not happy with last week, then do not despair because Hide supercedes even Cold War in its brilliance, proving to be terrifying for both the adults and children watching.
It wouldn’t be Doctor Who without a bit of science fiction or fantasy and maybe that’s the reason this serial is so poor.
Who could this Alistair Murray character be? He was found to cries of David Tennant shouting “of course, of course” to have been in email exchange with Danny, after police (finally) recovered his hard drive.
If fans have been disappointed so far, then this is the adventure they have been waiting for and it is a corker.
Broadchurch has established a pattern (much to some viewers’ dislike) of one slow-paced filler episode followed by one that dramatically furthers the plot. Last night’s episode was the latter.
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