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Last updated 02 January 2017
Broadcast: Saturday 11th October 2014
8:35pm-9:20pm BST (19:35 GMT) < > « » Premiere < > « »
(actually broadcast at 20:37:05)
Featuring: Peter Capaldi, Samuel Anderson, Jenna Coleman, Foxes , John Sessions, Frank Skinner

The Time Lord takes Clara aboard the world's most luxurious train, where a mummy is terrorising the passengers. Frank Skinner guest stars.

Synopsis Source: Radio Times
Broadcast Source: BBC
Final chart position for Mummy On The Orient Express

Ratings Information:

Initial figures: 5.080m viewers (overnight), 22.1% audience share, 3rd place day, 19th place week
Consolidated figures: 7.111m viewers (+7 days), 26.6% audience share, 14th place - BARB Week Top 30 Chart, AI 85
Additional figures: 7.472m viewers (+28 days)
Online player figures: 1.35m requests as of 31st October 2014

Overnights: the show had a share of 22.1% of the audience, was the third most watched programme of the day. Top of the chart was Strictly Come Dancing which had 8.65 million viewers. Over on ITV The X Factor was top with 7.55 million watching.

BARB Reports

BARB Live: 3.986m; Timeshift+7: 3.125m (7.111m total); Timeshift+28: 3.486m (7.472m total)
[first week breakdown: 5.082m(Sat); 6.217m(Sun); 6.509m(Mon); 6.669m(Tue); 6.756m(Wed); 6.863m(Thu)]

BBC Reports

BBC Live+Same Day: 4.98m; Repeat: 0.31m; Time-Shift: 2.08m; iPlayer: 0.71m; Live+7 Total: 8.09m
The Live+7 figure is calculated by the BBC to try to get an accurate estimate of the total unique audience for an episode of a programme. Unlike official BARB figures the Live+7 uses data to include those who watched one of the broadcast repeats of the episode and those who watched the episode on iPlayer all within 7 days of the original transmission.

The BBC's iPlayer performance figures reported that the episode was requested 1.349m times to the end of the month, making it the ninth most requested programme in October(the figure does not include requests via Virgin Media or Sky).


11 Oct 2014Saturday Choices: Doctor Who, 8:35pm BBC1, by Patrick Mulkern

Next Time Trailer
The Doctor boards the Orient Express but a deadly creature is stalking the passengers.

Official Trailer
It's immortal, Unstoppable! And the Doctor has found himself stuck on a train with it.

Credit: BBC Worldwide 

Mummy On The Orient Express - Perkins (Frank Skinner) (Credit: Adrian Rogers, BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014)DRAMA Mummy on the Orient Express - how's that for an episode title! It promises much and for the most part delivers. This being Doctor Who, the famous train isn't running between Paris and Istanbul - it's snaking through the cosmos. And the mummy isn't any old bandaged cadaver but a ghoul that takes exactly 66 seconds to stalk and kill its victims on the train, and then... well, any more would be telling.

After his serious falling out with Clara last week, the Doctor comes aboard and investigates the deaths, assisted by chief engineer Perkins (comedian and Who nut Frank Skinner revelling in a rare dramatic role). Elegantly mounted, this excursion might not be quite the first-class ticket for adults but the mummy should chill and delight younger admirers, while Peter Capaldi weaves a spell as the Time Lord making difficult choices.

LinkCredit: Radio Times, p63