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The Doctor Falls 

The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.


Rachel Talalay


Steven Moffat, Kit Pedler (characters: "Cybermen") | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Pearl Mackie ... Bill
Matt Lucas ... Nardole
Michelle Gomez ... Missy
John Simm ... The Master
Samantha Spiro ... Hazran
Briana Shann ... Alit
Rosie Boore ... Gazron
Simon Coombs Simon Coombs ... Rexhill
Stephanie Hyam ... Heather
Nicholas Briggs ... Cybermen (voice)
David Bradley ... The Doctor


The Doctor must face Missy and the Master in an epic showdown between the three time lords and the cybermen. Meanwhile on a remote farm, the residents are preparing for war. As Operation Exodus begins, the Doctor must face his greatest challenge yet whilst fighting off his looming regeneration.

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Release Date:

1 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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BBC Studios Wales See more »
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Did You Know?


The First Doctor's clothing and the arctic setting are both consistent with "The Tenth Planet", the final serial to feature the First Doctor. William Hartnell was absent from the filming of that serial for several days due to his progressive illness, which required rewrites to cover the absence of the First Doctor from the story. This has led to speculation that the encounter between the First and Twelfth Doctors takes place during the events of "The Tenth Planet", during the time when the First Doctor was absent from the main adventure. See more »


Some of the shots in the woods (around 38 minutes) show the Cybermen walking slowly but the accompanying sounds are for them marching at a much faster pace. See more »


Bill: Where there's tears, there's hope.
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Features Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor (2013) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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An awe-inspiring finale
7 September 2018 | by ytifyfvytSee all my reviews

Series 10 hasn't been amazing, but this episode is just wonderful in every way. Beautiful acting, writing, direction, and music. I'm not going to spoil anything, but the last few minutes were awe-inspiring. Simply wonderful.

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