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Series 10 Episode 8 The Lie Of The Land Sat 3rd June 19.35pm

The Lie Of The Land. Written by Toby Whithouse and directed by Wayne Yip.

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…

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas. Michelle Gomez guest stars as Missy




    June 3rd, 2017 - 9:42am

    Is it just me , or has anyone else noticed the lack of advertising to promote series 10 week by week. ? I have seen very little of the teasers in between the normal programs on the BBC channels.

    • Dan23

      June 6th, 2017 - 2:55pm

      I’ve seen all the adverts you talking about on YouTube.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 2nd, 2017 - 11:03pm

    I think we should expect low viewing figures for this one. It’s on at the same time as the final for Britain’s Got Talent. :/

    • Tim M

      June 3rd, 2017 - 12:36pm

      Lowest overnight ratings of the series I reckon, maybe even since it’s return in 2005. I’m going for 2.9 million viewers for ‘The Lie of the Land’.

    • The Outcast

      June 3rd, 2017 - 12:39pm

      Hopefully ratings will increase with the relaunch next year.

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      June 3rd, 2017 - 1:59pm

      Yes, hopefully.
      My guess is a slightly more optimistic 3.5 million overnight, simply because the next time trailer has quite a lot of views on YouTube. Let’s see who turns out to be closest. 🙂

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      June 4th, 2017 - 11:11am

      You win, Tim M. It got 3.01 million overnight, which I do believe is the lowest since the revival.

  • anon

    June 1st, 2017 - 10:39pm

    From rumours i have read this evening, the Monks have always been there, having defended us from Sontarans, Weeping Angels, Cybermen and the Daleks.

    But like i say, its rumors i have read.

    • r1ch1e

      June 2nd, 2017 - 3:50pm

      I read that too, in one of the previews

    • Jordan Scott

      June 3rd, 2017 - 1:28am

      It would be awesome if that’s true and is mentioned in the episode, even more so if it shows us the monks facing off the daleks etc. 🙂

  • Tim M

    June 1st, 2017 - 11:43am

    I’m certain this is going to be an alternative timeline. Similar to ‘Turn Left’ and ‘The Last of the Time Lords’. If it is, they might as well make this 3 parter all a dream.

    • Trinket

      June 2nd, 2017 - 10:06pm

      Yeah is this gonna go full circle and all be another simulation

  • The Doctor Will See You Now

    May 29th, 2017 - 8:46am

    The Lie of the Land trailer reminds me strongly of the Season 3 episode ‘Last of the Time Lords’.

    Everyone is wearing plain grey clothing like the Master forced the people to do, everyone has been forced into suppression by aliens, and most of all, the John Simm Master who was in ‘Last of the Time Lords’ is back for Season 10!

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      May 29th, 2017 - 11:29am

      It seems certain parallels can be drawn, yes. Others have noticed that too. Especially seeing as it may turn out that the events in the episode never happened (similar to the year that never was). Maybe Toby Whithouse took some inspiration from that episode. Though since this is an episode that aired nearly 10 years ago (oh, how time passes) I’m willing to look past any plot similarities.

    • Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious

      May 29th, 2017 - 9:52pm

      The Doctor Will See You Now, john simm’s master wasnt last seen in series 3, it was Tge End of Time parts 1 & 2 back in 2009 & 2010.

  • Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious

    May 28th, 2017 - 7:29pm

    Have i missed a different trailer to the one at the end of the episode? The regeneration isnt in the trailer, jusf clips of Bill looking different, Nardole,the Doctor sayin hes joined the monk things and Missy looking like she has been dragged through a hedge backwards…. but no orangy yellow regeneration effects

    • Tim M

      May 28th, 2017 - 8:19pm

      There is a scene in a pre-season teaser of the Doctor seemingly regenerating. Looking at this ‘Next Time’ trailer, it looks like the Doctor is in the same room as he was in the pre-season teaser.

    • Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious

      May 29th, 2017 - 9:54pm

      Oh right, but c’mon, its Moffat, its probably wrong

    • The Living Shadow

      May 31st, 2017 - 1:32pm

      Oh yes, I’m willing to bet all my money that it’ll be a false regeneration

  • Tim M

    May 28th, 2017 - 10:50am

    Would be interesting concept, if the Doctor has made a miss step. So he gets shot and his regeneration inadvertently creates a bad Doctor…the Valeyard!

    • Tim M

      May 28th, 2017 - 11:01am

      But, knowing Moffat…it will all end in a convenient reset button. An alternative time line or something. As we know Capaldi features throughout this series. So it clearly won’t be a ‘proper’ regeneration. Which made me think that perhaps the Valeyard could be created by this alternate timeline. If indeed it is an alternate timeline?

    • koloth

      May 29th, 2017 - 8:59pm

      I’m in agreement with you on this one. Leaving in the Doctor in a dead end timeline, what’s he to do?

  • Built on Camber Sands

    May 28th, 2017 - 8:21am

    and who let the monks through….

    • koloth

      May 29th, 2017 - 9:00pm

      The Master, who regenerates into Missy!

  • The Living Shadow

    May 27th, 2017 - 10:55pm

    I think the Doctor has made a bit of a wardrobe error- He’s wearing the same coat that he wore when he last saw Missy, so she’ll think he hasn’t changed his coat in over 200 years, and that isn’t a good impression to leave!!! Silly Doctor!

    • The Outcast

      May 28th, 2017 - 10:57am

      But he popped in to the vault to have a chat at the end of ‘Knock Knock’, so she knows he’s wore others in the meantime.

  • Jordan Scott

    May 27th, 2017 - 9:48pm

    Really looking forward to the return of Missy, the Doctor’s “regeneration” and seeing what can possibly be done to stop the monks!

    • D0CT0R WH0

      May 28th, 2017 - 7:55am

      Missy might regenerate into the master in this one.

    • The Outcast

      May 28th, 2017 - 10:57am

      Which is impossible, as Jacobi comes before Simm…

    • Crackpot of tea

      May 28th, 2017 - 8:33pm

      We’ll she could be before Jacobi, my theory was she would regenerate into sir Derek and it would be the 12th doctor who leaves him alone with the fob watch

    • r1ch1e

      May 29th, 2017 - 7:07am

      Nice one!

    • The Outcast

      May 29th, 2017 - 9:05am

      But Derek Jacobi aren’t in this series. I think the most likely situation for the Finale is a Multi-Master story where Saxon Master and Missy meet and the ending results in Simm regenerating into Missy to prove she is the Master and not a fake and also fill the gap to make fans (some of them atleast) happy.

  • The Dalek Whovian

    May 27th, 2017 - 9:38pm

    What if the Doctor was a bad guy? Now that’s I concept I would like to see explored

    • prototype dalek

      May 27th, 2017 - 9:51pm

      Reminds me of The Enemy of the World

  • annony

    May 27th, 2017 - 9:00pm

    Whoop whoop MISSY!!!!!! Or should i say ********, spoilers

  • prototype dalek

    May 27th, 2017 - 8:59pm

    Really looking forward to this episode and how will the monks be defeated!!

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      May 27th, 2017 - 9:03pm

      I’m also really looking forward to this. I can only try to keep my expectations at a sensible level *just in case* it’s disappointing. But I doubt it will be! Looks awesome.

    • prototype dalek

      May 27th, 2017 - 9:04pm

      I understand that, especially in past experiences. Cant wait either!

    • therealwhovian63

      May 27th, 2017 - 9:21pm

      in the words of a previous character of new who. ‘this will be SPECTACULAR’

    • prototype dalek

      May 27th, 2017 - 9:52pm

      Really hope it will be

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