As Sunday creeps ever-closer, the BBC have released an entire spider’s nest worth of new images for episode four of series 11, Arachnids in the UK.
Having survived Desolation and kept history on the right track in Montgomery, Alabama 1955, (not to mention the other unseen adventures along the way), the Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan find a web of intrigue much closer to home as something stirs the eight-legged arachnid population of Yorkshire.
However, there’s a more pressing problem for the Doctor as she prepares to say goodbye to her new friends.
This isn’t the first time that the Doctor has come face to face with an eight-legged foe. The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble were terrorised by the Empress of the Racnoss in 2006’s The Runaway Bride and the Third Doctor had a fatal encounter with a race of super-intelligent spiders known as the Eight Legs in 1974’s Planet of the Spiders.
Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Sallie Aprahamian, the episode guest stars Chris Noth (Sex and the City) and Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street) alongside Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.
Doctor Who continues this Sunday with Arachnids in the UK at 7 pm on BBC One.