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Doctor Who: The Complete Guide to The Caretaker

NOTE: This post is part of the weekly ‘Broadcasts Tonight’ series – this week marks a permanent name change to ‘The Complete Guide’.

It’s time to head back into Coal Hill School – The Caretaker airs tonight, and to whet your appetite for tonight’s adventure, here’s all you need to know about episode six:

Synopsis (Radio Times)

The Time Lord’s companions have always lived double lives – one involving their friends and family, usually on Earth, with the other focusing on travelling through time and space saving the universe with their alien best buddy. Clara thinks this arrangement suits her just fine – after all, what could be better than gallivanting with the Gallifreyan one minute, and then settling down to watch telly with her new boyfriend the next? But when terrifying events threaten Coal Hill, the last thing she needs is for the school to welcome a relief caretaker with a Scottish accent – especially as it means he may finally come face to face with Danny.

The international broadcast times for The Caretaker are as follows:

  • UK – Tonight at 8.30pm on BBC One
  • US – Tonight at 9/8C on BBC America 
  • Canada – Tonight at 9pm on SPACE
  • Germany – Tonight at 9.30pm on FOX* (English version with German subtitles)
  • Finland – Tomorrow at 7.10pm on YLE2
  • Australia – Tomorrow at 5.30am (simulcast), 7.40pm (repeat)
  • Poland – Tomorrow at 6pm on BBC Entertainment
  • New Zealand – Sunday 5th October at 7.30pm on Prime
The full cast list for The Caretaker is as follows:
  • The Doctor – Peter Capaldi
  • Clara – Jenna Coleman
  • Danny Pink – Samuel Anderson
  • Courtney Woods – Ellis George
  • Adrian – Edward Harrison
  • Mr Armitage – Nigel Betts
  • CSO Matthew – Andy Gillies
  • Noah – Nanya Campbell
  • Yashe – Joshua Warner-Campbell
  • Kelvin – Oliver Barry-Brook
  • Tobias – Ramone Morgan
  • Mr Woods – Winston Ellis
  • Mrs Woods – Gracy Goldman
  • Mrs Christopholou – Diana Katis
  • Scovox Blitzer – Jimmy Vee
  • Seb – Chris Addison
Here’s two trailers for The Caretaker:

And here’s a clip:

Be sure to stay tuned to The Gallifrey Times after the episode at 9.15pm for a discussion & poll, episode six of behind the scenes show Doctor Who Extra and the Next Time trailer for Kill the Moon!