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Series 10 Episode 9 Empress Of Mars Sat 10th June 7.15pm

Empress Of Mars. Written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Wayne Yip.

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?

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



  • The Doctor 2017

    June 10th, 2017 - 8:03pm

    OMG alpha centuri came back

  • Tim M

    June 9th, 2017 - 8:25pm

    Time to think about the overnight ratings. I reckon ‘Empress of Mars’ will be an improvement on last weeks. So I’m going to say 4.6 million.

  • Falcon

    June 8th, 2017 - 7:23am

    I loved robot of sherwood and thought it was better than most of the dross served up in series 8, and agree none of his episodes are classics but all watchable

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 7th, 2017 - 9:31pm

    Oh, and I think The Crimson Horror is underrated. 🙂

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    June 7th, 2017 - 9:29pm

    Honestly, I don’t mind Mark Gatiss’ scripts as much as some fans do. With the sole exception of Sleep No More, which I do appreciate as a worthwhile experiment but it simply didn’t work in my opinion, I think all of his episodes have actually been consistently quite entertaining. Not classics at all, but certainly entertaining TV.

    And yes, that does include Robot of Sherwood. Despite its flaws, I do remember enjoying it. The Doctor literally fought Robin Hood with a spoon!

    I also don’t expect Empress of Mars to go down as a classic (if it does, great, but I don’t expect it to), but I do hope it will be another example of an enjoyable Doctor Who episode from Mark Gatiss.

  • prototype dalek

    June 6th, 2017 - 7:31pm

    RIP Sallis

  • Jordan Scott

    June 6th, 2017 - 6:22pm

    Very sad news, loved Wallace and Gromit when I was young. One of the great icons of British TV!

  • r1ch1e

    June 6th, 2017 - 2:19pm

    A grand actor and from what I hear a lovely man. When I was a kid he was the voice of the Rat on wind in the willows. Very distinctive voice and a sad loss. RIP

  • Whorules

    June 6th, 2017 - 12:20am

    Very sad, yet another one gone. He’s great in the ice warriors, but I think I’ll always remember him as Wallace, and of course clegg in lotsw always watchable and one of the most distinctive voices on TV. R.I. P.

  • Tim M

    June 5th, 2017 - 8:47pm

    Indeed. Especially in the same week that the Ice Warriors return. As it was 50 years ago he appeared in Doctor Who in ”The Ice Warriors’. He will be best remembered though for his constant appearances in ‘Last of the Summer Wine’, and the voice of Wallace in Aardman animations ‘Wallace and Gromit’ R.I.P

  • Prof Horner

    June 5th, 2017 - 6:44pm

    So sad the news of the death of Peter Sallis at the grand old age 96. rip.

  • r1ch1e

    June 5th, 2017 - 3:09pm

    What this country really needs, right now, is a Doctor!!

  • Tim M

    June 5th, 2017 - 1:39pm

    I’m looking forward to ‘The Empress of Mars’. I’m in agreement with Mark Gatiss, who considers the Ice Warriors to be the third best monsters after the Daleks and Cybermen.

  • prototype dalek

    June 5th, 2017 - 11:31am

    The Outcast is right, its more of put the episodes in which you love the most order then top 5

  • prototype dalek

    June 5th, 2017 - 11:30am

    1) The Monster of Peladon
    2) Cold War
    3) The Seeds of Death
    4) The Ice Warriors
    5) The Curse of Peladon.

  • The Outcast

    June 5th, 2017 - 11:27am

    Aren’t there only 5 tho (not including this one).

  • prototype dalek

    June 5th, 2017 - 11:25am


  • Tim M

    June 5th, 2017 - 11:01am

    The Mars Bars of Mars.

  • Tim M

    June 5th, 2017 - 11:00am

    What is everyone’s top 5 Ice Warrior adventures. Mine are…
    1) The Curse of Peladon
    2) The Seeds of Death
    3) Cold War
    4) The Ice Warriors
    5) The Monster of Peladon.

  • prototype dalek

    June 5th, 2017 - 10:34am

    Wonder what will be next?

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