When shall we four meet again, In thunder, lightning or in rain? The options aren’t great, but it’s late November, so the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Yaz Khan (Mandip Gill), Graham O’Brien (Bradley Walsh), and Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole) will just have to deal with it. No, wait, they have a TARDIS, so off they pop to the 17th Century. It’s all fun and game and apple-bobbing… until a witch trial draws them into dark territory.
That was The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson. Helmed by Sallie Aprahamian, this is, quite unbelievably, only the second time Doctor Who has been written and directed by women, the first being the wonderful Enlightenment.
But obviously, we don’t give it a free pass for that reason. This isn’t Twitter. Here, we encourage debate, and for starters, we’d like you to vote in the poll!
Now’s your opportunity to tell us your thoughts in the comments section below. Any stand-out performances from the guest cast (including Alan Cumming (King James), Tilly Steele (Willa Twiston), Siobhan Finneran (Becka), and Stavros Demetraki (Alfonso))? How did this historical adventure compare to Rosa and Demons of the Punjab? Would you welcome Wilkinson back to the show?