Doctor Who Series 11: Titles and Synopses for Episodes 7 and 8

Details have been revealed for episodes 7 and 8 of Doctor Who Series 11, both of which are written by scribes new to the show: Pete McTighe and Joy Wilkinson.

Following on from this coming Sunday’s Demons of the Punjab, we have Kerblam!, the first episode with an exclamation mark in its title, and The Witchfinders.

Here’s what to expect:

Kerblam!

“Delivery for the Doctor!”

A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy’s largest retailer: Kerblam!

Guest starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Broadchurch) and comedian, Lee Mack (Not Going Out).

Written by Pete McTighe.

Directed by Jennifer Perrott.

The Witchfinders

The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz arrive in 17th century Lancashire and become embroiled in a witch trial, run by the local landowner.

As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But is there something even more dangerous at work? Can the Doctor and friends keep the people of Bilehurst Cragg safe from all the forces that are massing in the land?

Guest starring Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley) and Alan Cumming (X-Men 2).

Written by Joy Wilkinson.

Directed by Sallie Aprahamian.

Episode 9 will be written by Ed Hime, while the series finale is by new showrunner, Chris Chibnall.

(Thanks to Philip Purser-Hallard.)