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Doctor Who Series 13 Episode 2 Title Teases Sontarans in the Crimean War

The second episode of Doctor Who Series 13, a 6-part run under the umbrella title Flux, will be called War of the Sontarans, and sees Dan Starkey return as one of the war-loving race of aliens.

And we’ve now got a synopsis for the episode too:

The Doctor has an unexpected encounter with one of her deadliest enemies when the Sontarans become a new faction in the Crimean War. As the British army goes into pitched battle with the warlike aliens, the Doctor and her companions seek the help of renowned nurse Mary Seacole (Sara Powell), while an ancient temple hides mysterious secrets.

Dan Starkey will be playing Svild, having previously played Strax between A Good Man Goes to War (2011) and Deep Breath (2014). Meanwhile, Paul Broughton will be Neville, Dan Lewis’ dad.

Here’s the rest of the guest cast:

  • Sam Spruell: Swarm
  • Jonathan Watson: Skaak/Sontaran Commander Riskaw
  • Sara Powell: Mary Seacole
  • Jacob Anderson: Vinder
  • Sue Jenkins: Eileen
  • Paul Broughton: Neville
  • Steve Oram: Joseph Williamson
  • Gerald Kyd: General Logan
  • Dan Starkey: Svild
  • Rochenda Sandall: Azure
  • Jonny Mathers: Passenger
  • Nigel Richard Lambert: Priest Triangle

The episode is written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Jamie Magnus Stone.

Flux: War of the Sontarans airs on Sunday 7th November at 6:10pm on BBC1.

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 13 Episode 2 Title Teases Sontarans in the Crimean War

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