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Doctor Who: The Complete Guide to Smile

Last week, Bill Potts hopped aboard the TARDIS with the Doctor, ready to explore everything that ever was or ever will be. Tonight, in Smile, it’s her first real trip abroad, taking her to a futuristic colony with some sinister secrets. To whet your appetite for tonight’s episode, here’s everything you need to know:

Synopsis (Radio Times)

The Doctor and Bill find themselves in a gleaming, perfect city in the far future, at the edge of the galaxy. This new settlement is said to hold the secret of human happiness, but when the pair try to make contact with the locals, all they find are piles of grinning skulls. As the Time Lord and his new travelling pal seek to solve the terrifying mystery, a sinister force stirs within the walls, and from the shadows the cute but deadly emojibots are watching.

The international broadcast times for Smile are as follows:

  • UK – Tonight at 7.20pm 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 Smile is as follows:
  • The Doctor – Peter Capaldi
  • Bill Potts – Pearl Mackie
  • Nardole – Matt Lucas
  • Kezzia – Kiran L Dadlani
  • Goodthing – Mina Anwar
  • Steadfast – Ralf Little
  • Nate – Kalungi Ssebandeke
  • Emojibot – Kiran Shah
  • Emojbot – Craig Garner
Here’s two trailers for the episode:

And here’s two preview clips:

Be sure to stay tuned to The Gallifrey Times after the episode at 8.10pm for a poll where you can share your opinions on the episode, behind the scenes content and trailers for Thin Ice!