Doctor Who Series 11: Episode 4 titled ‘Arachnids in the UK’

Doctor Who – Arachnids in the UK - Tanya Fear – BBC Studios – Photo by Simon Ridgway

The fourth episode of Doctor Who Series 11 is titled Arachnids in the UK, according to a BBC press release:

“Something’s happening with the spiders in this city.”

The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan find their way back to Yorkshire – and Yaz’s family – only to find something is stirring amidst the eight-legged arachnid population of Sheffield.

Written by Chris Chibnall. Directed by Sallie Aprahamian.

The Radio Times television schedule gives additional information:

The Doctor manages to bring Ryan, Yaz and Graham safely back home to 21st-century Sheffield, only to discover a sinister mystery is unfolding on their home turf. Something strange is happening to all the spiders in the city – but before the Doctor can save Yorkshire from an eight-legged invasion, she has to make it through her first encounter with Yaz’s family.

The guest cast list:

Chris Noth: Robertson 
Shobna Gulati: Najia Khan (Yaz’s mother)
Tanya Fear: Dr Jade McIntyre, zoologist
Ravin J Ganatra: Hakim Khan (likely Yaz’s father)
Bhavnisha Parmar: Sonya Khan (likely Yaz’s sister)
Jaleh Alp: Frankie Ellish 

Tanya Fear, Jodie Whittaker and Tosin Cole in a still from the BBC Doctor Who trailer

A still from the BBC Doctor Who Series 11 trailer

A still from the BBC Doctor Who Series 11 trailer

 

Shobna Gulati plays Yaz’s mother Najia Khan, BBC

Shobna Gulati plays Yaz’s mother Najia Khan, BBC

 

Chris Noth as Robertson, BBC

Chris Noth as Robertson, BBC

Arachnids in the UK, BBC

“She’s in Charge, Bro.” A still from the BBC Doctor Who Series 11 trailer

“Says Who?” A still from the BBC Doctor Who Series 11 trailer

“Says us!” A still from the BBC Doctor Who Series 11 trailer

A still from the BBC Doctor Who Arachnids in the UK trailer

A still from the BBC Doctor Who Arachnids in the UK trailer

A still from the BBC Doctor WHo Arachnids in the UK trailer

A still from the BBC Doctor Who Arachnids in the UK trailer

Why was the episode not titled the more alliterative Spiders in Sheffield? Because it’s a wink to a 1977 song by the Sex Pistols, Anarchy in the UK.

Arachnids in the UK will air on BBC One at 7:00 p.m. and BBC America at 8:00 p.m. on October 28, the Sunday before Halloween.