Trial For The Doctor And Her Companions
♦ The new season of Doctor Who started eight Sundays ago and here’s a behind the scenes video on its eighth episode courtesy of the BBC themselves…
Join Yinka Bokinni for a round-up of all the best backstage action of the week. This week we dig the dirt on the Morax, the Doctor takes a dip and we find out how the cast deal with bad weather days on set. This is Doctor Who: Access All Areas
Here’s the episode synopsis: The group arrive in Lancashire during 1612, landing near Pendle Hill. They observe Becka Savage duck her grandmother as a witch. To prevent further trials, the Doctor informs Savage she is the Witchfinder General, only to be greeted by King James I, who is paranoid and obsessed with witches. Yasmin meets with Savage’s cousin Willa, and protects her when a tendril attacks them. The Doctor discovers that trial victims have been possessed by an alien entity, and believes that Savage is hiding something. After deeming the Doctor a witch, Savage orders her to be ducked, but she survives. Savage reveals she was inflicted whilst chopping down a tree on the Hill. The trial victims arrive and possess her; Savage now identifies as the Morax queen. The Doctor discovers that Savage damaged a high-tech jail on the Hill, which the Morax had been imprisoned within. Learning that they intend to have their king possess James, the Doctor uses the tree Savage took to fight them back. The group rescues James and re-establish the jail, imprisoning the Morax. James declares that all records of the event will be erased, and he and Willa watch as the group leave in the TARDIS.
This series marks the arrival of Jodie Whittaker, the Thirteenth Doctor – a super-smart force of nature, alongside a team of new and delightful characters. This series is full of action and adventure, humour and thrills – an unmissable drama everyone will enjoy.
Alongside Jodie’s Thirteenth Doctor, is an all new cast with Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole.
Showrunner, Chris Chibnall, said: “Finally – Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor is about to crash land on to the nation’s screens. It’s thrilling to think, in the next few weeks and months, there will be children encountering Jodie’s Doctor in the next few weeks who’ve never seen the show before. She’ll be forever their Doctor: you never forget your first.
Alongside Jodie, we have a delightful ensemble of new characters for the audience to fall in love with, led by the incomparable Bradley Walsh.
So break out the popcorn and hunker down for Sunday night adventures in space and time, with the Thirteenth Doctor and her new best friends. The journey’s about to begin.”