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Last updated 17 November 2018
Broadcast: Sunday 11th November 2018
7:00pm-7:50pm GMT « » Premiere « »
(actually broadcast at 19:01:10)
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Featuring: Jodie Whittaker, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh, Hamza Jeetooa, Amita Suman, Shane Zaza

The Doctor and her friends arrive in the Punjab in 1947, as India is being torn apart. While Yaz attempts to uncover her grandmother's history, the Doctor discovers sinister demons haunting the land.


Synopsis Source: Radio Times
Broadcast Source: BBC

Ratings Information:


Initial figures: 5.770m viewers (overnight), 27.5% audience share (3rd place day, 11th place week), AI 80

Notes


DRAMA OF THE WEEK An episode from Vinay Patel (Murdered by My Father) combines elements of Back to the Future and Who Do You Think You Are? as the Doctor takes Yaz to see her gran.

Granny is on the verge of marrying, in the Punjab of 1947, on the day that Lord Mountbatten declares Partition - the catalyst for tumult, the displacement of millions of people and violent struggles that would last for years.

It's a deeply sombre and tragic story that takes on big issues - the notion of homeland and loss - as the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her friends become burdened with a dreadful foreknowledge. There are monsters - demons - who might not be what they seem.

Credit: Radio Times, p62 
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