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The Doctor Falls 

The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.


Rachel Talalay


Steven Moffat, Kit Pedler (characters: "Cybermen") | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Pearl Mackie ... Bill
Matt Lucas ... Nardole
Michelle Gomez ... Missy
John Simm ... The Master
Samantha Spiro ... Hazran
Briana Shann ... Alit
Rosie Boore ... Gazron
Simon Coombs Simon Coombs ... Rexhill
Stephanie Hyam ... Heather
Nicholas Briggs ... Cybermen (voice)
David Bradley ... The Doctor


The Doctor must face Missy and the Master in an epic showdown between the three time lords and the cybermen. Meanwhile on a remote farm, the residents are preparing for war. As Operation Exodus begins, the Doctor must face his greatest challenge yet whilst fighting off his looming regeneration.

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Release Date:

1 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


While talking to Bill in the barn, The Doctor offers a little girl Jelly Babies, which were a favorite of the fourth incarnation of The Doctor. See more »


Once The Doctor realises a black hole is slowing time at the bridge end of the ship he could simply use the Tardis to fly to the other end and arrive as Bill leaves the lift saving a lot of trouble. Missy should also realise this immediately as well. See more »


Missy: [embraces the Master] I loved being you. Every second of it. Oh, the way you burned like a sun, like a whole screaming world on fire. I remember that feeling, and I always will... and I will always miss it.
The Master: [staggering back slightly] Now that... was really... very nicely done.
Missy: Thank you.
[the Master sees a stab wound, Missy holds up a knife]
The Master: It's good to know I haven't lost my touch.
Missy: You deserve my best.
The Master: How long do I have?
Missy: Oh, I was precise. You'll be able to make it back to your TARDIS, maybe ...
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Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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'The Doctor Falls' yet the show continues to rise by leaps and bounds
1 July 2017 | by davidheriot-04195See all my reviews

The Doctor Falls, the second part of the Series 10 finale, although is weaker than it's first part, is still one of the finest episodes delivered in Doctor Who's current run since 2005.

It changes the tone much to a character piece, for several main figures, compared to last week's horror-infused instalment. The shift to characters, although has brought several of his finales down before, has only strengthened Moffat's last finale. What has been a strong series, though a few pitfalls in places, ends on one of the very best episodes of Series 10.

As mentioned last week, the acting of the previous episode was fantastic. Well, 'The Doctor Falls' sets the bar far higher. Simm, Gomez, Lucas, Mackie and especially Capaldi all give their most exceptional performances in the show to date, in my opinion.

The music by Murray Gold continues to emphasise the various human emotions, their victories and their losses in this episode, with Rachel Talalay's first-class directing only serving as a catalyst to the episode's success.

I was worried the episode could fall flat yet, bar some minor grievances, it lived up to my overly-optimistic expectations. Many series finales have at times been divisive, and I expect 'The Doctor Falls' could fall flat to some people's own hopeful wishes, however I was only full of praise once the credits rolled.

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