Inspired by the upcoming return of Captain Jack Harkness in this festive season’s Revolution of the Daleks, this weekend’s Doctor Who rewatch will be of the Series 1, Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways.
This is a series of rewatches while the UK is in lockdown imposed by the government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Previous rewatches have included Turn Left, The Husbands of River Song, and The Pilot.
The episode selection was made by Doctor Who Magazine‘s Emily Cook, who asked her Twitter followers to choose which story featuring Captain Jack they wanted to see this weekend: Bad Wolf/ The Parting of the Ways beat Boom Town, Utopia, and The Sound of Drums/ Last of the Time Lords.
The Series 1 finale is the Ninth Doctor’s swansong as he, Rose Tyler, and Jack battle Daleks on the Game Station, 100 years after the events of The Long Game which set this narrative in motion. It’s also the first of many, many deaths for Captain Jack! It’s fair to call it a classic, and is a very welcome inclusion in these lockdown rewatches.
So how can you get involved?
Just start Bad Wolf at 7pm on 28th November 2020 then The Parting of the Ways at 8pm, and tweet along using the hashtag #BadWolf. Simple!