Series 10 (2016-2017)

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SPECIAL. THE RETURN OF DOCTOR MYSTERIO
Broadcast: 25 December 2016
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Ed Bazalgette
Viewers: 7.83m

With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost. Can the Doctor save Manhattan? And what will be revealed when we see behind the mask?


1001. THE PILOT
Broadcast: 15 April 2017
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Lawrence Gough
Viewers: 6.68m

Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill. A chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a terrifying chase across time and space. Bill’s mind is opened to a Universe that is bigger and more exciting than she could possibly have imagined – but who is the Doctor, and what is his secret mission with Nardole on Earth?


1002. SMILE
Broadcast: 22 April 2017
Writer: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Director: Lawrence Gough
Viewers: 5.98m

In the far future, at the edge of the galaxy, there is a gleaming, perfect city. This brand new human settlement is said to hold the secret of human happiness – but the only smiles the Doctor and Bill can find are on a pile of grinning skulls. Something is alive in the walls, and the emojibots are watching from the shadows, as the Doctor and Bill trying to unravel a terrifying mystery…


1003. THIN ICE
Broadcast: 29 April 2017
Writer: Sarah Dollard
Director: Bill Anderson
Viewers: 5.61m

The Doctor and Bill arrive at the last of the great frost fairs, and find themselves investigating a string of impossible disappearances – people have been vanishing on the ice! Bill is about to discover that the past is more like her world than she expected, and that not all monsters come from outer space…


1004. KNOCK KNOCK
Broadcast: 6 May 2017
Writer: Mike Bartlett
Director: Bill Anderson
Viewers: 5.73m

Bill is moving in with some friends and they’ve found the perfect house – so what if it’s strangely cheap to rent, and the landlord is a little creepy? The wind blows, the floorboards creak, and the Doctor thinks something is very wrong. What lurks in the strange tower at the heart of the building – and why can’t they find any way to enter it?


1005. OXYGEN
Broadcast: 13 May 2017
Writer: Jamie Mathieson
Director: Charles Palmer
Viewers: 5.27m

The Doctor, Bill and Nardole answer a distress call in deep space, and find themselves trapped on board space station Chasm Forge. All but four of the crew have been murdered – and the dead are still walking! In a future where oxygen is sold by the breath, and space suits are valued more highly than their occupants, the TARDIS crew battle for survival against the darkest evil of all…


1006. EXTREMIS
Broadcast: 20 May 2017
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Daniel Nettheim
Viewers: 5.53m

In the Haereticum – the Vatican’s secret library of blasphemy – there is an ancient book known only as The Veritas. Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. Now a new translation is online, and the danger is spreading. The Vatican appeals to the Doctor. Will he read The Veritas? But can even the Doctor survive the ultimate truth?


1007. THE PYRAMID AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Broadcast: 27 May 2017
Writer: Peter Harness & Steven Moffat
Director: Daniel Nettheim
Viewers: 5.79m

A 5,000 year-old Pyramid stands at the centre of a war zone, where the Chinese, Russian and American armies are about to clash. There are many problems with that, but the one that intrigues the Doctor is this: there wasn’t a pyramid there yesterday. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole face an alien invasion unlike any other, and before conquest can begin, these aliens need the consent of the human race…


1008. THE LIE OF THE LAND
Broadcast: 3 June 2017
Writer: Toby Whithouse
Director: Wayne Yip
Viewers: 4.82m

The world is gripped by a mass delusion and only Bill Potts can see the truth. When even the Doctor is fighting on the wrong side, it’s up to Bill to convince the Time Lord that humanity is in deadly danger. And if she can’t do that, she may just have to kill her best friend…


1009. EMPRESS OF MARS
Broadcast: 10 June 2017
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Wayne Yip
Viewers: 5.02m

The Doctor, Bill and Nardole arrive on Mars, and find themselves in an impossible conflict between Ice Warriors… and Victorian soldiers. As the Martian hive awakens around them, the Doctor faces a unique dilemma – this time the humans, not the Ice Warriors are the invaders. When Earth is invading Mars, whose side is he on?


1010. THE EATERS OF LIGHT
Broadcast: 17 June 2017
Writer: Rona Munro
Director: Charles Palmer
Viewers: 4.73m

A long time ago, the ninth legion of the Roman army vanished into the mists of Scotland. Bill has a theory about what happened, and the Doctor has a time machine. But when they arrive in ancient Aberdeenshire, what they find is a far greater threat than any army. In a cairn, on a hillside, is a doorway leading to the end of the world…


1011. WORLD ENOUGH & TIME (1)
Broadcast: 24 June 2017
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Rachel Talalay
Viewers: 5.0m

Friendship drives the Doctor into the rashest decision of his life. Trapped on a giant spaceship, caught in the event horizon of a black hole, he witnesses the death of someone he is pledged to protect. Is there any way he can redeem his mistake? Are events already out of control? For once, time is the Time Lord’s enemy…


1012. THE DOCTOR FALLS (2)
Broadcast: 1 July 2017
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Rachel Talalay
Viewers: 5.29m

The Mondasian Cybermen are on the rise. It’s time for the Doctor’s final battle…


SPECIAL. TWICE UPON A TIME
Broadcast: 25 December 2017
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Rachel Talalay
Viewers: 7.92m

Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story.