Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils – air times confirmed and additional cast

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The television premiere air times for the Doctor Who Easter special Legend of the Sea Devils have been confirmed for Easter Sunday, April 17, at 7:10pm BST on BBC One and at 2:10pm EDT on BBC America.

Composite Synopsis:

In a swashbuckling pirate adventure, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan come face to fin with one of the Doctor’s oldest adversaries in a coastal village in 19th century China. Madam Ching is on a mission to track down the lost treasure of the Flor de la Mar, a ship that may have been washed up in the waters around the area. The fearsome pirate queen unwittingly unleashes a terrifying, monstrous alien force beneath the sea – Sea Devils and their ghostly amphibious pirate ship. Will the Doctor, Yaz and Dan emerge from this adventure to save the planet? And did Yaz really have to dress Dan up as a pirate?

A cast list for the special is also available.

Jodie Whittaker is the Doctor

Mandip Gill as companion Yasmin (Yaz) Khan

John Bishop as companion Dan Lewis

Crystal Yu as “pirate queen” Zheng Yi Sao, also known as Ching Shih (Madame Ching)

Arthur Lee as Ji-Hun

Marlowe Chan-Reeves as Ying Ki

Craige Els as Sea Devil leader Marsisuss

David K. S. Tse plays Ying Wai
Ying Wai is likely Ying Ki’s father. “She [Madam Ching] killed my father and she released the demon…” — Ying Ki

Along with Craige Els, Simon Carew, Andrew Cross, Jon Davey, Chester Durrant, Mickey Lewis and Richard Price play the Sea Devils.

Written by Chris Chibnall and Ella Road, directed by Haolu Wang, the 50-minute Legend of the Sea Devils airs Easter Sunday, April 17, at 7:10pm BST on BBC One and at 2:10pm and again at 8:00pm EDT on BBC America.