Doctor Who (2005– )
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As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth's history. As the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz return home, will they be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth?


Wayne Yip


Chris Chibnall




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jodie Whittaker ... The Doctor
Bradley Walsh ... Graham O'Brien
Tosin Cole ... Ryan Sinclair
Mandip Gill ... Yasmin Khan
Charlotte Ritchie ... Lin
Nikesh Patel ... Mitch
Daniel Adegboyega ... Aaron
Darryl Clark Darryl Clark ... Police Officer Will
Connor Calland ... Security Guard Richard
James Lewis James Lewis ... Farmer Dinkle
Sophie Duval Sophie Duval ... Mum
Callum McDonald Callum McDonald ... Teen 1
Harry Vallance Harry Vallance ... Teen 2
Laura Evelyn ... Call Centre Polly
Michael Ballard ... Sergeant


Three warriors from different armies slice a mysterious creature into three. In the future it re-forms with two archaeologists, the Thirteenth Doctor, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan, Aaron Sinclair and the brilliant Graham O' Brian having to stop it after discovering that it's a Reconnaissance Dalek.

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Release Date:

1 January 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Resolution See more »


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2.00 : 1
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Titled "Resolution" as a reference to the fact it is a New Year's special, rather than the traditional Christmas special. See more »


Aaron and the Dalek are standing in an open TARDIS doorway when Ryan detaches the creature from his dad. The next scene shows the Dalek expelled into space and the TARDIS doors closed. Next scene and the doors, seen from inside, are just closing. CORRECTION: the view afforded of the exterior of the TARDIS does not show the 'door' side of the cabinet. It shows the back and one side, not the front. See more »


The Doctor: I learned to think like a Dalek a long time ago.
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References Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013) See more »

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Extremely dumb
5 January 2019 | by IgorBalashovSee all my reviews

I think this episode should be included in textbooks as example how you should never write a script. It is SO dumb. Even messed up with lore. Chibnall should go away.

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