Series 12 airs in 2020 with Jodie Whitaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.
Promo Photo for the New Year’s Special
During his time as the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker always wanted to expand Doctor Who into the cinema world so he teamed up with Ian Marter (who played his companion Harry Sullivan) to create a movie script titled Doctor Who Meets Scratchman.
Unfortunately, Tom Baker couldn’t get the necessary funding to make the film and the project was dropped. Fast forward to 2018 and the story originally intended for the big screen is now being released as a novel titled Scratchman. In this gripping, white-knuckle thriller almost forty years in the making, Tom Baker’s incredible imagination is given free rein.
The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island, when their holiday is cut short by the appearance of strange creatures – hideous scarecrows, preying on the local population. The islanders are living in fear, and the Doctor vows to save them all. But things don’t quite go to plan – the time travellers have fallen into a trap, and Scratchman is coming for them.
With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the Doctor must battle an ancient force from another dimension, one who claims to be the Devil. Scratchman wants to know what the Doctor is most afraid of. And the Doctor’s worst nightmares are coming out to play
Anna’s Doctor Who Surprise
[Children in Need 2018]
With 2018 marking a brand-new era for Doctor Who it is only right that 2019 kicks off in spectacular style. So, to mark the occasion, in this year’s festive episode the TARDIS will travel through the time vortex from its traditional timeslot on Christmas Day and will land in style on New Year’s Day.
Here’s the episode synopsis:
As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth’s history. As the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz return home, will they be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth?
The festive special is written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Wayne Yip. The Doctor is played by Jodie Whittaker, Ryan by Tosin Cole, Graham by Bradley Walsh and Yaz by Mandip Gill.
Episode 9: Take it Away
On the edge of a Norwegian fjord, in the present day, The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help. What has happened here? What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage – and beyond?
Guest starring Ellie Wallwork and Kevin Eldon.
Written by Ed Hime.
Episode Ten: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, lies the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets. Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux?
The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.
Guest starring Phyllis Logan, Mark Addy and Percelle Ascott. Written by Chris Chibnall. Directed by Jamie Childs.
Cover of Doctor Who Magazine
Episode Seven: Kerblam!
“Delivery for the Doctor!” A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy’s largest retailer: Kerblam!
Guest starring Julie Hesmondhalgh and Lee Mack. Written by Pete McTighe. Directed by Jennifer Perrott
Episode Eight: The Witchfinders
The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz arrive in 17th century Lancashire and become embroiled in a witch trial, run by the local landowner. As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But is there something even more dangerous at work? Can the Doctor and friends keep the people of Bilehurst Cragg safe from all the forces that are massing in the land?
Guest starring Siobhan Finneran and Alan Cumming. Written by Joy Wilkinson. Directed by Sallie Aprahamian