Doctor Who, Resolution: new photos released

A new set of production stills from the Doctor Who New Year’s special, Resolution were released by the BBC.

I will provide some plot and cast information to go with them.

Ryan Sinclair meets his father, Aaron in a Sheffield cafe. Ryan’s body language is not receptive.

Tosin Cole as Ryan Sinclair, Resolution, BBC

Daniel Adegboyega as Aaron, Resolution, BBC

Love interests Mitch (Nikesh Patel) and Lin (Charlotte Ritchie). Note that some of the photos are of Lin wearing a police uniform.

Nikesh Patel as Mitch, Charlotte Ritchie as Lin, Resolution, BBC

Is Lin inadvertently creating Dalek armour or is she examining Dalek parts which were dug up?

Charlotte Ritchie as Lin, Resolution, BBC

Charlotte Ritchie as Lin, Resolution, BBC

Ryan, Mitch, Lin, Yasmin, the Doctor, Resolution, BBC

Mitch examines a bone fragment with a book on the table, likely a book on the history of The Order of the Garter. Another book in his lab is titled An Archaeology of the Early Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

Nikesh Patel as Mitch, Resolution, BBC

Michael Ballard plays the Sergeant.

Michael Ballard as the Sergeant, Resolution, BBC

A still from the Resolution trailer showing Michael Ballard at the Sergeant, BBC

The international/historical characters:

Custodians played by Habib Anibaba, Lauren Burton and Layla Romic, Resolution, BBC

A still from the Resolution trailer, BBC

Though she is not credited with a speaking role, six-foot-tall dancer and stunt performer Lauren Burton plays a Siberian warrior.

Siberian Custodian played by Lauren Burton, Resolution, BBC

Siberian Custodian played by Lauren Burton, Resolution, BBC

I haven’t been able to discover the name of the next performers. Several of them are seen digging with shovels.

An interesting side note is that these various international and historical figures were filmed on the same beach on Porthcawl with artificial snow sprayed on the sand for Lauren Burton’s Siberian scenes.

Custodian played by Habib Anibaba, Resolution, BBC

Custodian played by Habib Anibaba, Resolution, BBC

Custodian played by Habib Anibaba, Resolution, BBC

Aside from her traditional wrap, this woman is wearing modern dress. The characters appear to be from disparate times in history.

Custodian played by Layla Romic, Resolution, BBC

The main cast:

Yasmin, Ryan, Resolution, BBC

Ryan, Resolution, BBC

Yasmin, Resolution, BBC

The guest cast list and the names of their characters:

Charlotte Ritchie: Lin
Nikesh Patel: Mitch
Daniel Adegboyega: Aaron (likely Aaron Sinclair, Ryan’s father)
Darryl Clark: police officer Will
Connor Calland: security guard Richard
James Lewis: Farmer Dinkle
Sophie Duval: Mum
Callum McDonald: Teen
Harry Vallance: Teen
Michael Ballard: Sergeant
Laura Evelyn: Call Centre Polly

Minor Characters:
Siberian warrior: Lauren Burton
Siberian warrior: Guillaume Rivaud

The CultBox composite synopsis for Resolution:

As the New Year begins, the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz return home to find a terrifying alien evil is stirring. DNA from a Dalek, the most dangerous creature in the universe, has been buried on Earth since the 9th century. A Dalek, once unearthed, will relentlessly kill anyone who tries to get in the way of its quest to take control of the planet.

Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Wayne Yip, Resolution airs on Tuesday, January 1 at 7:00 p.m. on BBC One, and 8:00 p.m. on BBC America and Space Canada.