Nearly 30 years after the premiere of her debut Doctor Who, Rona Munro returns to the show in less than a fortnight with The Eaters of Light.
Munro is the first writer from the Classic 1963- 89 series to come back for the 2005- present iteration of the series, and as Survival is so enjoyable, we can’t wait to find out what her new story promises. Thanks to the BBC releasing its official synopsis, we can now get a glimpse at The Eaters of Light:
A long time ago, the ninth legion of the Roman army vanished into the mists of Scotland. Bill has a theory about what happened, and the Doctor has a time machine. But when they arrive in ancient Aberdeenshire, what they find is a far greater threat than any army. In a cairn, on a hillside, is a doorway leading to the end of the world…
We’ve only really had one serial in Series 10 so far set in the past – Thin Ice – so we’re pleased to hear Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor will get another venture into Earth’s history before his regeneration. (Sorry to remind you of that.)
The upcoming story, also starring Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and Matt Lucas as Nardole, is directed by Charles Palmer, whose previous Who credits include Smith and Jones, Human Nature/ The Family of Blood (both 2007), and this year’s Oxygen.
The Eaters of Light was originally due to air this Saturday, but it switched places with Mark Gatiss’ The Empress of Mars; so Rona Munro’s episode will instead screen on Saturday 17th June on BBC One.