One of arguable too many companions of the opening TARDIS team of the Thirteenth Doctor, Graham O’Brien was – quite frankly – a delight from the start. He’s Ryan’s step-granddad and in some ways the conscience of his team.
A frog convinces the worst dad in Norway to reenact the plot of The Village in an emotionally complex story with a lot of retro-rewrite potential
Will The King’s pricker stand a chance against good old-fashioned Lancashire mud?
The Head of People tears the Heads of Robots in this unexpectedly divisive episode
We learn about the Partition of India, while multi-ocular members of the band Lordi scare the heck out of anyone dying alone.
An overlooked Futurama reference and the literal handwaving of interplanetary navigation whilst wearing marigolds. Not bad!
Mr Big Bad’s new hotel is infested by mutant spiders, and only Sheffield’s sickest grime station can flush them out
A beautiful episode, in which Racist Danny Zuko plots to disrupt the US civil rights movement in possibly the most convoluted way imaginable
Smokey and The Bandit introduce The Doctor and her companions to the Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World of rubbish snipers and sentient offcuts
A brand new Doctor, show runner and aesthetic, no TARDIS, different music. Oh, and new troops. No, not troops. Team. Gang. Fam? Either way, it’s a solid start for the Thirteenth Doctor.