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The Woman Who Fell to Earth 

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In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan and Graham O'Brien are about to have their lives changed forever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from ... See full summary »


Jamie Childs


Chris Chibnall





Episode complete credited cast:
Jodie Whittaker ... The Doctor
Bradley Walsh ... Graham O'Brien
Tosin Cole ... Ryan Sinclair
Mandip Gill ... Yasmin Khan
Sharon D. Clarke ... Grace O'Brien (as Sharon D Clarke)
Samuel Oatley ... Tim Shaw
Jonny Dixon ... Karl
Amit Shah ... Rahul
Asha Kingsley Asha Kingsley ... Sonia
Janine Mellor Janine Mellor ... Janey
Asif Khan ... Ramesh Sundur
James Thackeray James Thackeray ... Andy
Philip Abiodun Philip Abiodun ... Dean
Stephen MacKenna ... Dennis
Everal Walsh ... Gabriel (as Everal A Walsh)


In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan and Graham O'Brien are about to have their lives changed forever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky.

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With this episode the BBC and other promotional sources ceased the long-running practice of using the term "companions", instead promoting the supporting cast as "The Doctor's friends". See more »


There is a moment after the gang first discover the murdered and mutilated man where everyone is looking rather disgusted and uncomfortable, then as the shot changes to behind the Doctor it is clear that she is no longer speaking, as there is no change in her body posture, breathing or motion of her jaw, yet we hear her still loudly talking, saying sorry to everyone for seeing this, as well as apologising for a few other things, making it obvious that these lines were dubbed on later to try to 'temper' the discomfort of the scene. See more »


[first lines]
Ryan Sinclair: So today I want to talk about the greatest woman I've ever met. Smart, funny, caring, special, proper special... Where do I start? Okay, I've mentioned this on here before, I'm pretty much not an idiot. I'm actually a capable guy, considering. But I'm 19, and 'cause of the thing I told you about before, I can't yet ride a bike.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening titles or credits of any kind. All credits are seen only at the end, and the title "Doctor Who" is not displayed at all. See more »


References The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) See more »

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Didn't feel like an episode of doctor who
7 October 2018 | by s_parsons-kilburnSee all my reviews

I know there are going to be people that don't agree with me and people that do. This review is my opinion and not open for me to debate. I found the plot lacking, as most regeneration stories are, trying to introduce the new characters rather than tell a good story. A few of the characters came across as realistic and some were trying too hard. I'm still giving the series a chance as nothing can be judged by the first episode. Cliffhanger ending was ruined if you watched past all the actors that are in the series. Really hoping the series improves. I've been a fan since 1981 so am willing to give it a chance

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