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Series 10 Episode 10 The Eaters Of Light Sat 17th June 6:45pm.

Written by Rona Munro and directed by Charles Palmer.

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…

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas.



  • Tim M

    June 17th, 2017 - 4:28pm

    Okay, time to predict the overnight viewing figures. I’m going for a low 2.8 million. Due in part to people being out in the evening with the nice weather.

    • Tim M

      June 18th, 2017 - 10:23am

      Actual result 2.89 million. Lowest overnight rating in Doctor Who history! I knew it though!!! I called it at 2.8 million.

  • Tim M

    June 11th, 2017 - 4:23pm

    Wasn’t ‘Empress of Mars’ and ‘The Eaters of Light’ swapped around from the intended transmission order. Meaning it originally should have been ‘The Eaters of Light’ followed by ‘Empress of Mars’, then the Mondasian Cybermen two part finale. So hopefully there isn’t a glaring continuity error, where Missy is still in the vault.

    • Doctor you

      June 13th, 2017 - 9:28am

      She will be put in the vault again offscreen. They probably also wouldn’t have allowed a mistake like that, not this far in

  • r1ch1e

    June 11th, 2017 - 8:47am

    I think the story arc will take a big turn next week as a cliffhanger to set up the two part finale! I have questions!!
    How does the John Simm fit into the series?
    What can Missy see about the doctor that no-one else can?
    So many more but I won’t bore anyone! I kind of have the feeling that he hasn’t been the same since he was exposed to the vacuum of space in oxygen.

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      June 11th, 2017 - 9:57am

      To me, that scene at the end hints that the Doctor is in fact slowly dying but for some reason only Missy can see that.

    • Obsie

      June 19th, 2017 - 5:19pm

      She’s a Time Lord, don’t forget in Logopolis the 4th Doctor remarked that in many ways they have the same mind, she’s bound to have a mental link to him somehow.

  • D0CT0R WH0

    June 11th, 2017 - 8:42am

    This episode looks like it’s worth looking forward to.

  • Tim M

    June 11th, 2017 - 8:06am

    I know it’s only a ‘ next time’ trailer for ‘The Eaters of Light’, but I didn’t come away from it excited in anticipation. All looked and felt slight and dull and a bit boring. Hopefully the story itself proves those fears wrong.

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      June 11th, 2017 - 9:59am

      I basically feel the same. But hey, it could be the best story ever before we know…or even worse than Love and Monsters. Time will tell. 🙂

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      June 14th, 2017 - 12:17am

      That’s three of us then.

    • The Living Shadow

      June 17th, 2017 - 6:34pm

      Make that four.

  • The Dalek Whovian

    June 10th, 2017 - 8:56pm

    New writers always create anticipation, and it’s even more exciting due to the fact that Charles Palmer wrote Survival. I hope more classic who writers are brought back.

    • Whorules

      June 10th, 2017 - 9:03pm

      Rona munro wrote survival

    • The Dalek Whovian

      June 10th, 2017 - 9:06pm

      Woops sorry, that will teach me to read credits properly (how embarrassing)

  • Eluma Narty

    June 10th, 2017 - 8:13pm

    So does Missy get put back in the vault off-screen then?

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      June 10th, 2017 - 8:54pm

      Hopefully we’ll find out next week. It’d be a bit remiss of them to not explain that.

  • Whorules

    June 10th, 2017 - 8:09pm

    Creature reminds me of the film outlander. Looks great though

  • prototype dalek

    June 10th, 2017 - 8:08pm

    Looking forward to this, looks very interesting and mysterious


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