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Demons of the Punjab 

Yasmin travels in time to visit her grandmother during her youth in the partition of India, but everyone gets caught up in the tragic bloodshed of that era.


Jamie Childs


Vinay Patel

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jodie Whittaker ... The Doctor
Bradley Walsh ... Graham O'Brien
Tosin Cole ... Ryan Sinclair
Mandip Gill ... Yasmin Khan
Leena Dhingra Leena Dhingra ... Nani Umbreen
Amita Suman ... Umbreen
Shane Zaza ... Prem
Hamza Jeetooa ... Manish
Shaheen Khan Shaheen Khan ... Hasna
Shobna Gulati ... Najia Khan
Ravin J. Ganatra Ravin J. Ganatra ... Hakim Khan
Bhavnisha Parmar ... Sonya Khan
Emma Fielding ... Voice of Kisar (voice)
Nathalie Cuzner ... Performance of Kisar
Isobel Middleton Isobel Middleton ... Voice of Almak (voice)


India, 1947. The Doctor and her friends arrive in the Punjab, as the country is being torn apart. While Yaz attempts to discover her grandmother's hidden history, the Doctor discovers demons haunting the land. Who are they and what do they want?

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Release Date:

11 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Aldeire, Granada, Spain See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


The 150th full-length episode of the Doctor Who (2005) revival. See more »


The position of Prem's rifle varies when they are in the spaceship - sometimes it is over his right shoulder and upright, but in other shots it is lying diagonally across his back. See more »


Graham O'Brien: I am never, ever, getting spit from an ox ever again no matter how much you need it!
Ryan Sinclair: The ox took a bit of a shine to you.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits have the theme track composed in an Indian style. See more »

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Emotionally charged but is this "Doctor Who"?
11 November 2018 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

I'm torn with tonight's episode, "Demons of the Punjab". Whilst it's a well directed, polished production, I'm feeling the series is moving away from what "Doctor Who" is all about. I had high hopes when I read Chris Chibnall was taking the helm. I've now serious doubts about the future of the show at his hands.

Despite me wanting to really like Jody Whittaker, her performance feels too one dimensional.

The series is also lacking the sheer fun and escapism of previous seasons.

7 out of 10. I think the series is starting to suffer from an identity crisis.

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