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May 21st, 2017
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Episode 4 of Series 10Knock Knock - was watched by an official audience of 5.73 million viewers in the UK, the final BARB ratings have confirmed.

A considerable rise from its initial overnight figure of 4.32 million, the episode aired on Saturday 6th May and was the 21st most watched programme of that week, and the 7th most watched on BBC One.

The new series continues next weekend (Saturday 27th May) in The Pyramid at the End of the World.

Never judge a book by its cover… Click here to rate the latest episode, Extremis »

May 7th, 2017
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Knock Knock was watched by an unofficial audience of 4.32 million on BBC One last night, according to the overnight ratings.

The latest episode – which guest starred David Suchet as the Landlord – had a 24.9% share of the total TV audience, making Doctor Who the second most watched programme of the day, once again behind Britain’s Got Talent (9.35 million) on ITV, and the most watched on BBC One.

Series 10 continues next Saturday in Oxygen.

The Landlord came a-callin’ in Knock Knock. Rate & Discuss the latest episode –>

May 6th, 2017
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Bill is moving in with some friends and they’ve found the perfect house – so what if it’s strangely cheap to rent, and the landlord is a little creepy? The wind blows, the floorboards creak, and the Doctor thinks something is very wrong. What lurks in the strange tower at the heart of the building – and why can’t they find any way to enter it?

The brand new series continued tonight and the scare factor was notched up to a whole new level as Bill and her friends moved house… and there wasn’t a living puddle, weird robot or big fish in sight. So then, what could possibly go wrong?

Well, quite a bit, as it turns out. This is Doctor Who we’re talking about, so things weren’t going to stay calm for long. The new housemates had barely got their feet through the door before they started disappearing into the walls instead and, as history repeated itself at the hands of the sinister Landlord, the answers lay up in the mysterious tower where a woeful wooden woman hid from the world. And she hadn’t had a visitor in a very long time.

What did you think of the latest episode? Will Knock Knock go down as an instant classic, or were its creaky floorboards too much of a cliché? Share your reviews in the comments…

You can read what WhovianNet thought of tonight’s episode in our advanced preview here.

NOTE: This discussion will NOT be spoiler monitored so please do not read the comments section if you haven’t seen Knock Knock. You have been warned!

May 6th, 2017
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The Doctor and Bill return to our screens tonight and creaky floorboards are the least of their worries when they encounter the sinister Landlord in Knock Knock.

To whet your appetites ahead of the terrifying adventure (honestly, it’s one of the scariest episodes yet – read our full advanced preview here!), we bring you 9 tantalising teasers and one cheeky red herring to keep you guessing until 7:20pm.

Let us know which you think is the fib in the comments…

  1. Who needs to sleep? It’s for tortoises, apparently.
  2. “A ********. What is this, Scotland?”
  3. The Doctor loves Chinese food. Who knew?
  4. The Doctor and Bill’s friends made a revealing game of ‘I Have Never’.
  5. Bill’s embarrassed by her Spotify playlist.
  6. “I’m ******.” “Don’t be.” “Why not?” “It doesn’t help.”
  7. Where are Ant and Dec when you need them?
  8. Father knows best. Or does he?
  9. Whatever – or whoever – is inside the Vault is an excellent musician.
  10. Turns out, you don’t have to go to outer space to find monsters.

Get ready to delve beneath the Thin Ice to Rate & Discuss last week’s episode –>

May 6th, 2017
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It’s that time of the week again which means that a brand new Doctor Who episode is just around the corner. It’s back to Earth – at least, the present day one – in Episode 4 as Bill and her friends move into their new house, which you’ll no doubt be pleased to hear is perfectly normal in every way…

Oh, apart from the creaking floorboards, old fashioned plugs, lack of central heating and the fact that it lies in the shadow of a mysterious, foreboding tower… to name but a few. Basically, who on Earth would live in a house like this?!

Well, Bill and her mates, apparently, but you can hardly blame them for overlooking its sinister surroundings, what with the state of today’s housing market. Looking on the bright side, though, the rooms are massive, the rent is cheap and, much to Bill’s relief, there isn’t a living puddle, weird robot or big fish in sight. In fact, if it weren’t for the cockroaches and everything else we just mentioned, it would pretty much be the perfect pad. And just what lies within that aforementioned tower, which they’ve been forbidden to enter under any circumstances for reasons that will become evidently clear by the end of the episode? Well, you’ll just have to wait until the end of the episode, won’t you?

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though, as Knock Knock is an episode that’s less about the story and more about how the story is told. As with all classic adventures, it’s built on a simple premise – in this case, a group of students moving into their new digs (what could possibly go wrong…?) – that utilities the classic horror conventions to deliver the sort of spine-chilling thriller that only the weird and wonderful world of Doctor Who can offer.

There is always a danger that episode’s with such a straightforward concept will fall flat, but that definitely isn’t the case in this instance. While the majority of the action takes place within the four walls of Bill’s eerie abode, the story unfolds in such a tantalisingly terrifying manner that it never feels stale or predictable. That’s largely down to first time Who writer Mike Bartlett’s snappy dialogue, which is charmingly complemented and effortlessly excelled by Bill Anderson’s subtle but sophisticated direction. It’s a completely different tone than his previous work in last week’s Thin Ice, but he amicably adapts to the genre at hand to make Knock Knock one of the most atmospheric and genuinely heart-racing episodes to date. Seriously, this one is creepy.

Once again, it all comes down to the simplicity of the plot, combined with Doctor Who’s already firmly established ability to turn the seemingly mundane and everyday into a living, breathing nightmare… made of wood. What we also love about Knock Knock, though, is that it still provides room for the Doctor and Bill’s relationship to develop amidst the escalating terror. The Doctor – in keeping with his fatherly/grandfatherly/tutor/friend duties – helps Bill move in, which we thought was a lovely touch, and it turns out that she still has plenty of questions about who he is. Oh the questions, the questions, the questions…

Bill is more than capable of standing on her own two feet, of course, which is affirmed – and then reaffirmed – by her growing frustration when the Doctor decides to sticks around uninvited. He’s never been able to take a hint, but it’s refreshing to see a companion who is so eager to establish the bit of her life that the Doctor isn’t part of. She probably would’ve done a pretty good job at initialising her independence (much better than her predecessor Clara ever did, anyway…) if her friends hadn’t started disappearing into the walls, so something tells us that she was secretly over the moon that the Doctor was on hand when the lowering Landlord came to call.

Speaking of whom, David Suchet is one of the best Doctor Who guest stars ever, by the way. Not that we were expecting anything less from the honourable Hercule Poirot himself, of course, but his formidable on screen presence takes his character to a whole new level. He might just make you cry, too, in his scenes with the magnificent Mariah Gale as Eliza, but to tell you anything more about their unique connection would ruin the episode’s bittersweet – and heartbreakingly human – climax.

The rest of the ensemble are great, too, particularly Bill’s diverse group of friends – Shireen, Harry, Paul, Felicity and Pavel (don’t worry about remembering their names – the Doctor certainly doesn’t!) – who each react to the drama at hand in a different way. Of course, the episode wouldn’t be completely without a cameo from Nardole, and you’ll no doubt be pleased to hear that he’ll play a much bigger part from this point onwards, if the preview trailer for next week’s Oxygen is anything to go by.

That bloody Vault returns in Knock Knock too, as the Doctor takes the mystery one step further. Hopefully it’s a step in the right direction, despite the fact we still know nothing about what – or who – lies inside. Apart from the fact that they are exceptionally gifted on the piano…

We can’t wait to find out what’s really going on, but at the moment we’re still enjoying the excitement of the enigma. Play on, you unidentified Vault-dwelling menace. Play on.

April 29th, 2017
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It will be time to meet the Landlord when Series 10 continues next week, but what is lurking in the strange tower at the heart of Bill’s new house?

The wind blows, the floorboards creak and it’s strangely cheap to rent, so it’s no wonder that the Doctor thinks something is very wrong.

Written by Mike Bartlett and directed by Bill Anderson, Knock Knock – guest starring David Suchet – airs on Saturday 6th May at 7:20pm on BBC One.

Get ready to delve beneath the Thin Ice to Rate & Discuss this week’s episode –>

April 21st, 2017
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The BBC has confirmed that a “binaural edition” of an upcoming Doctor Who episode will be available on the iPlayer immediately after its TV broadcast.

The special version of Episode 4 – Knock Knock – will create “a 3D surround sound effect for anyone wearing headphones” which will place them “at the heart of the action in this nail-biting episode”.

The story guest stars David Suchet as the Landlord and will air on BBC One on Saturday 6th May.

“Doctor what?” Click here to Rate and Discuss the Series 10 premiere, The Pilot »

April 21st, 2017
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The BBC Media Centre has released the official synopsis for Episode 4 of Series 10Knock Knock, which airs on BBC One on Saturday 6th May.

Written by Mike Bartlett and directed by Bill Anderson, the episode guest stars David Suchet as the Landlord.

Bill is moving in with some friends and they’ve found the perfect house – so what if it’s strangely cheap to rent, and the landlord is a little creepy?

The wind blows, the floorboards creak, and the Doctor thinks something is very wrong. What lurks in the strange tower at the heart of the building – and why can’t they find any way to enter it?

“Doctor what?” Click here to Rate and Discuss the Series 10 premiere, The Pilot »

August 19th, 2016
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David Suchet will be guest starring in Series 10 of Doctor Who, it has been confirmed.

The veteran actor – who is best known for his portrayal of the eponymous detective in the long running mystery drama Agatha Christie’s Poirot – will be appearing in episode 4 of the new series, written by Mike Bartlett.

His character, the Landlord, is pictured unlocking a door in a newly released picture, and something tells us that the person on the other side won’t be pleased to see him…

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

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