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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.

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Jamie Childs

Writer:

Vinay Patel
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Cast

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)
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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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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Very beautiful episode, perhaps not sci fi.
11 November 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Last week's effort was perhaps the lowest point so far, I feared for a further drop in quality, but we get an episode that sits secondary in this series to the great Rosa. Similar format to Rosa, a historical, very interesting, for me to Google what really happened during this troubled time.

The lack of Alien threat is becoming a bit of a problem, once again we get an Alien race, which fails to deliver any meaningful threat, this time at least the 'demons' looked a great deal better, but they flattered to deceive. At least Yaz finally gets a story, she's suffered the Nyssa effect of late, being somewhat sidelined.

I loved the production values, beautifully shot, great costumes, loved the music.

It wasn't great, but it was definitely better then the last few. It had some rather poignant moments, i liked it, but I still feel a link to the past is needed.


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