Doctor Who returns to BBC One this weekend with a new episode, ‘The Eaters of Light’, written by non-other than original series scribe Rona Munro.
“Now you have a choice. You can all keep on slaughtering each other till there’s no one left standing, or you can grow the hell up!”
A long time ago, the Roman legion of the ninth vanished into the mists of Scotland. Bill has a theory about what happened, and the Doctor has a time machine. But when they arrive in ancient Aberdeenshire, what they find is a far greater threat than any army. In a cairn, on a hillside, is a doorway leading to the end of the world.
This episode is written by Rona Munro (who last wrote for Doctor Who in 1989, specifically the Sylvester McCoy episode ‘Survival’) and directed by Charles Palmer (whose previous Doctor Who directorial work includes ‘Smith & Jones’, ‘Family Of Blood’, and ‘Oxygen’.
‘Oxygen’ airs at 6.45pm on Saturday June 17th on BBC One.
Here are 10 spoiler-free lines of dialogue from the episode…
- “Oh my God, it even does lip-sync!”
- “I honour you Father. I honour you Mother. I honour all our dead.”
- “Then where’s the big pile of bodies?”
- “It’s Scotland. It’s supposed to be damp.”
- “I’ve lived in Roman Britain. Governed, farmed, juggled…”
- “This is the safest place to be.”
- “If you stay out here and listen to the ghosts, they’ll come out and eat you.”
- “To protect a muddy little hillside you doomed your whole world.”
- “Time to grow up. Time to fight your fight.”
- “Trust me, this is not my first rodeo.”
Got any predictions for where they’ll come in the Episode? Let us know in the comments!
You can read our full series 10 episode guide here.