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Doctor Who Series 12: Spyfall Airtime Revealed

Spyfall, the first episode of Doctor Who Series 12, will air at 6:55pm on New Year’s Day 2020, beginning a 10-episode run which is expected to conclude on 1st March.

This is just five minutes earlier than the previous New Year’s Day special, Resolution, which screened on BBC1 at 7pm.

The debut episode of Series 12 is written by showrunner, Chris Chibnall, and will be the first of a two-parter – the first multi-part story for Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor (although The Woman Who Fell To Earth did end on a cliffhanger which led into The Ghost Monument). More two-part adventures are promised for the season.

Unusually, the second episode of Series 12 is helmed by a different director; Spyfall Part One is directed by Jamie Magnus Stone, while the second is by Lee Haven Jones. Does this mean it’s not a strict two-parter? Or that the directorial order is wrong? Or that what was previously listed as “Episode 1” is actually two? We don’t know… yet.

Nonetheless, we’re now less than a month away from Doctor Who returning to TV!

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who Series 12: Spyfall Airtime Revealed

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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