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For Tonight We Might Die 

Coal Hill Academy comes under the attack from the merciless Shadow Kin resulting in an unlikely bond between four students: Charlie, Ram, April, and Tanya, with the help of their math teacher, Miss Quill.

Director:

Edward Bazalgette

Writer:

Patrick Ness
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Kelly ... Miss Andrea Quill
Greg Austin ... Charlie Smith
Fady Elsayed ... Ram Singh
Sophie Hopkins ... April MacLean
Vivian Oparah ... Tanya Adeola
Peter Capaldi ... The Doctor
Jordan Renzo Jordan Renzo ... Matteusz Andrzejewski
Ben Peel Ben Peel ... Coach Tom Dawson
Shannon Murray ... Jackie MacLean
Aaron Neil ... Varun Singh
Natasha Gordon Natasha Gordon ... Vivian Adeola
Anna Shaffer ... Rachel Chapman
Paul Marc Davis ... Corakinus
Nigel Betts ... Mr. Frank Armitage
Pooja Shah ... Miss Shah
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Meet the students of Coal Hill School. The resident genius and under-appreciated good girl are joined by mysterious newcomer Charlie and football star Ram. The events take a nasty turn as autumn prom approaches. An unexpected visitor shows them the ropes and helps them save the day. Written by Mridul

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

Polish | English

Release Date:

15 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Two of the Doctor's companions, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, are listed in the school's Board of Directors, having originally been teachers when they met the Doctor and his granddaughter, Susan. When Sarah Jane Smith did a search for previous companions of the Doctor, she discovered that neither Chesterton nor Wright had aged since they returned to the school after their travels aboard the TARDIS. See more »

Goofs

At 1:49 a Cardiff University logo can be seen on the adjacent building. (Coal Hill Academy is set in Shoreditch). See more »

Quotes

April: Wait a minute. What was that thing?
Miss Quill: Shadow Kin, you ludicrous Care Bear. Is this how little attention you pay in class, too?
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References The Vampire Diaries (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Up All Night
(opening theme) (uncredited)
Written by Alex Clare, Diplo (as Thomas Pentz), David Taylor & Ariel Rechtshaid
Performed by Alex Clare
Produced by Diplo
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Tonight We Might Die
22 October 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Patrick Ness created and written this Doctor Who spin off that is aimed at a Young Adult audience. It also means that it tilts somewhat towards Torchwood with some mature themes such as swearing and blood being shed rather than The Sarah Jane Adventures.

The first episode returns to Coal Hill School now refurbished and upgraded to an Academy. With all the adventures by the Doctor in and around there is a rift in time and space where a portal opens up and lets in or out various aliens. So far so Torchwood and I am sure actor John Barrowman is spitting blood.

Four disparate students, Charlie, April, Ram and Tanya are preparing for Autumn Prom. However sinister shadows are appearing and physics teacher Miss Quill seems to know a lot more about what is going on. Shadowy monsters are about to be unleashed and the TARDIS is not far behind.

The first episode was very stylishly shot, lots of overhead shots and very well paced. The special effects were nifty. It really has hit the ground running and just to cement its place the Whoniverse, Peter Capaldi pops up as the Doctor.

By the end of this first episode, the team of the young students and Miss Quill has been set up, some cultural references although you can feel the inspiration for this series seems to be Buffy: The Vampire Slayer which also influence New Who when it returned in 2005.


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