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The Witchfinders 

Arriving in 17th Century Lancashire, the TARDIS team become embroiled in a witch trial. With the arrival of King James I, the hunt for witches intensifies. However, could something more ... See full summary »

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Sallie Aprahamian

Writer:

Joy Wilkinson
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jodie Whittaker ... The Doctor
Bradley Walsh ... Graham O'Brien
Tosin Cole ... Ryan Sinclair
Mandip Gill ... Yasmin Khan
Alan Cumming ... King James
Siobhan Finneran ... Becka Savage
Tilly Steele ... Willa Twiston
Tricia Kelly Tricia Kelly ... Old Mother Twiston
Arthur Kay Arthur Kay ... Smithy
Stavros Demetraki ... Alfonso
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Arriving in 17th Century Lancashire, the TARDIS team become embroiled in a witch trial. With the arrival of King James I, the hunt for witches intensifies. However, could something more dangerous be at play? Can the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan keep the populace of Bilehurst Cragg safe from the forces surrounding the land?

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Release Date:

25 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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The Witchfinders See more »

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The word "Satan" is spoken 39 times during this episode. In comparison, Series 2's "The Satan Pit" only uses the word once (excluding the title). See more »

Goofs

The title 'Witchfinder General' was not used till much later. Used by Matthew Hopkins on the Parliamentary side during the English Civil war, though not officially recognised. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: [angrily to herself, as Becka and King James accuse her of being a witch] Honestly! If I was still a bloke, I could get on with the job and not have to waste time DEFENDING MYSELF!
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Dull and boring
2 December 2018 | by spamfiend1970See all my reviews

Poor script, pantomime characters and lacklustre stories. Tonight it was the turn of the Pendle Hill Witch Trials compete with a camp, over dramatic portrayal of King James the First. The Doctor was fun at first but this is just a poor use of the character. No development of the character, just one dimensional and bland. Jodie Whittaker was hailed as a rebirth of the character but she is grossly underused and we also have 3 companions who between them combined don't even make it any more interesting. Doctor Who wasn't reborn with a female in the lead, it was just rehashed. No more for me


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