Episode notes

We’ve arrived! The start of Series 9 has been and what a show we have to discuss everything. To keep you waiting a bit more, we have the news to do so let’s land the TARDIS…

The News

Our Australian listeners attending the Doctor Who Festival will be happy as a few more guests have been announced. Joining Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss will be 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy, Billie Piper and Dan Starky. You lucky things you :)

Series 9 opener The Magician’s Apprentice has broken a US record with the shows largest premier of just over 2 million viewers within their target demographic of 18-49 year olds. This is great news that more people are watching and an increase from series 8, mostly younger viewers.

We now have confirmation that Jenna Coleman has left the show. What started as a 99% confirmed rumour last week turned to fact after Jenna herself told Radio 1 Breakfast show listeners the sad news. “I have left the Tardis – it’s happened, I’ve filmed my last scenes”. Now we have this confirmed it begs the question; when in series 9 will she go. We smell a new companion on the horizon.

“The Magician’s Apprentice” Review

It’s felt like a lifetime since series 8 was with us but the new series is finally here. We dive into the story, characters and themes to this belter of a series opener. Are we suitably impressed by it’s hype and excitement or left out on the battle fields of Skaro in the cold?

This week’s trivia question

Last episode we asked you – After The Daleks, which is the next the story to see The Doctor visiting Skaro? The answer is – The Evil of the Daleks.

This week’s question is – On what date was Victorian Clara born? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

What a full on episode it’s been this week. Thank you so much to those who sent in audio and video reviews, please keep them coming. Thanks to everyone for hanging out on Twitter and Facebook too and look out for the usual post next week to give us your thoughts on The Witch’s Familiar. Until next time – Allons-y!

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