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Doctor Who: The Complete Guide to Extremis

Last week, the Doctor, Bill and Nardole found themselves beset by the undead on the space station Chasm Forge. It turned out to be a mission with lasting consequences, leaving the Doctor blinded permanently! Tonight, in Extremis,  he’ll have to cope with that new affliction while unravelling a conspiracy that entwines the scientific, religious and political worlds on Earth. Here’s all you need to know about tonight’s ep:

Synopsis (Radio Times)

Hidden within the Haereticum, the secret library of blasphemy deep in the heart of the Vatican, there lies an ancient book. Known only as The Veritas, anyone who reads the contents of this book is found dead. Now, a new translation of The Veritas has managed to find its way online, putting millions in danger. As the viral tome spreads across the web, the Vatican appeals to the Doctor for help, but to truly understand the nature of the problem, he must first read The Veritas himself. Can he survive the ultimate truth?

The international broadcast times for Extremis are as follows:

  • UK – Tonight at 7.25pm on BBC One
  • US – Tonight at 9/8C on BBC America
  • Canada – Tonight at 9pm on SPACE
  • Finland – Tomorrow at 11.30am on YLE2
  • New Zealand – Tomorrow at 7.30pm on Prime
  • Australia – Tomorrow at 7.40pm on ABC1
  • Brazil – Tomorrow at 8pm on SyFy

 The cast list for Extremis is as follows:

  • The Doctor – Peter Capaldi
  • Bill Potts – Pearl Mackie
  • Nardole – Matt Lucas
  • Missy – Michelle Gomez
  • Moira – Jennifer Hennessy
  • Cardinal Angelo – Corrado Invernizzi
  • The Pope – Joseph Long
  • Penny – Ronke Adekoluejo
  • Rafando – Ivanno Jeremiah
  • Piero – Francesco Martino
  • Pentagon woman – Alana Maria
  • Nicholas – Laurent Laurel
  • Monk – Jamie Hill
  • Voice of the Monks – Tim Bentinck
Here’s two trailers for the episode:

And here’s two clips:

Be sure to stay tuned to The Gallifrey Times after the episode at 8.15pm for a poll where you can share your opinions on the episode, and view trailers for The Pyramid at the End of the World!