Doctor Who, Spyfall: screening at BFI Southbank

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A screening of the Doctor Who, Series 12 opening episode Spyfall, Part 1 was held for the press and special guests at BFI Southbank in London, Wednesday evening, December 17.

A few journalists and a number of children where invited to the screening.

Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Spyfall costar Sir Lenny Henry were present at the screening, as were showrunner Chris Chibnall and composer Segun Akinola.


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Only the children attending were allowed to ask questions of the panel after the screening, which featured Chris Chibnall, Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and Sir Lenny Henry.

After the screening and the panel, guests socialised and enjoyed hamburgers with “DOCTOR WHO” branded on the bun.


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There were very few comments by the journalists present on Spyfall, Part 1. We can expect to hear more from them when their reviews appear in various publications on an unknown date the BBC has chosen, possibly as early as a week from the screening.

Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Jamie Magnus Stone, Spyfall, Part 1 airs Wednesday, January 1 at 6:55 p.m. on BBC One, and 8:00 p.m. on BBC America.