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Doctor Who: The Complete Guide to The Witch’s Familiar

We left the Doctor last week trapped on Skaro and at the mercy of Davros after the apparent deaths of his friends – what happens next? The story concludes in tonight’s episode, The Witch’s Familiar when the Doctor and Davros face off for what could be the final time – and to whet your appetite for tonight’s episode, here’s all you need to know:

Synopsis (Thanks to Radio Times)

The Time Lord is in mortal peril; him a prisoner of the creatures that hate him most in the universe. Finding himself alone on the terrifying Dalek planet Skaro – with no sonic screwdriver, no Tardis and no one to help – the Doctor only has his wits to keep him alive. Now he faces his greatest temptation – can he resist? And will there be any mercy? 

The international broadcast times for The Witch’s Familiar are as follows:

  • UK – Tonight at 7.45pm on BBC One
  • US – Tonight at 9/8C on BBC America
  • Canada – Tonight at 9pm on SPACE
  • Asia Pacific – Tomorrow at 10am SGT on BBC Entertainment
  • New Zealand – Tomorrow at 7.30pm on Prime
  • Australia – Tomorrow at 7.40pm on ABC1 (available after UK premiere on iView)
  • Finland – Monday 5th October at 6.05pm on YLE2
  • South Africa – Saturday 24th October at 6.45pm on BBC First
  • Germany – Thursday 3rd December at 10pm on FOX
The cast list for The Witch’s Familiar is as follows:
  • The Doctor – Peter Capaldi
  • Davros – Julian Bleach
  • Colony Sarff – Jami Reid-Quarrell
  • Young Davros – Joey Price
  • Voice of the Daleks – Nicholas Briggs
  • Daleks – Barnaby Edwards & Nicholas Pegg
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 8.35pm for a poll where you can share your opinions on the episode, behind the scenes content and trailers for Under the Lake!