Doctor Who, The Tsuranga Conundrum: synopsis and cast

A synopsis and cast list for the fifth episode of Doctor Who Series 11 , The Tsuranga Conundrum, written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Jennifer Perrott, was released by the Radio Times:

The Doctor and her friends are stranded in the wilderness on a far-flung alien world and must work together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe’s deadliest and most unusual creatures.

The previous synopsis released by the BBC:

Risk to life: absolute.

Injured and stranded in the wilds of a far-flung galaxy, The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe’s most deadly — and unusual — creatures.

The guest cast list:

Suzanne Packer: Eve Cicero
Ben Bailey Smith: Durkas Cicero
Brett Goldstein: Astos, a medic
Lois Chimimba: Mabli, a medic
David Shields: Ronan
Jack Shalloo: Yoss Inkl

The next-time trailer:

The pregnant man:

A still from the BBC Doctor Who Series 11 trailer

Jack Shalloo, who plays Yoss Inkl, is pictured above as a pregnant man in a still from the Series 11 trailer. The setting is a futuristic hospital. Yoss Inkl is on the left, reclining, in a green shirt. Ben Bailey Smith’s character, Durkas Cicero, sits close by, possibly indicating there is a relationship between the two men. Jack Shalloo was seen in two photos posted on the still photographer’s online portfolio. One photo showed a side view of Shalloo with a pregnancy belly and the other showed him smiling while holding a baby. The two photos, along with some others from Series 11 were removed from the portfolio.

The Tsuranga Conundrum photos and stills:

“Where are we?” A still from the Doctor Who The Tsuranga Conundrum trailer, BBC

‘We’re in Hospital” A still from the Doctor Who The Tsuranga Conundrum trailer, BBC

Suzanne Packer as Eve Cicero and Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, BBC

Suzanne Packer as Eve Cicero, BBC

Ben Bailey Smith as Durkas Cicero, BBC

Ben Bailey Smith as Durkas Cicero, BBC

Brett Goldstein as a medic Astos, BBC

“Nothing to worry about” A still from the Doctor Who The Tsuranga Conundrum trailer, BBC

A still from the Doctor Who The Tsuranga Conundrum trailer, BBC

Lois Chimimba as medic Mabli, BBC

Mabli and Ronan in a still from the Doctor Who The Tsuranga Conundrum trailer, BBC

Mandip Gill as Yaz and Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, Ben Blackall photo, BBC

Yaz in a still from the BBC Doctor Who Series 11 trailer

Yaz in a still from the Doctor Who The Tsuranga Conundrum trailer, BBC

Yaz and Ronan in a still from the Doctor Who The Tsuranga Conundrum trailer, BBC

The Tsuranga Conundrum airs Sunday, November 4, 7:00 p.m. on BBC One and 8:00 p.m. on BBC America.