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Doctor Who: 12 big questions after The Haunting of Villa Diodati

1 month ago   |   By Radio Times

Doctor Who got literary in latest episode The Haunting of Villa Diodati, with the TARDIS team meeting up with real-life historical figures including Mary Shelley and Lord Byron to find their way through a spooky house and fight off a terrifying Cyberman.
By the end of the story Jodie Whittaker's Doctor had made a terrible choice, Shelley was inspired to write her greatest work and the Doctor's friends were ready to take on a Cyber-army - but in all the action you'd be forgiven for getting a little confused about some of the finer points of the plot.
Just what was going on with the...
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Doctor Who recap: series 38, episode eight - The Haunting of Villa Diodati

Doctor Who recap: series 38, episode eight - The Haunting of Villa Diodati

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

A chilling ghost story unfolds in a classic haunted house... and the Doctor sets herself up for a cataclysmic finale. Bring on the most epic war of all!
Welcome to Lake Geneva. Fair to say it's been a few weeks of squiffy, high-concept episodes. Now, we get something more traditional - a good old-fashioned ‘celebrity historical'. The Doctor wants to take Team Tardis somewhere fun, opting for the night Lord Byron challenged a nascent Mary Shelley to write what would become Frankenstein. Everything unfolds pleasingly; there's even dancing. Writer Maxine Alderton clearly knows her stuff, from...
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Doctor Who season 12 episode 8 review: The Haunting of Villa Diodati sees Cybermen return in Frankenstein homage ahead of epic finale

Doctor Who season 12 episode 8 review: The Haunting of Villa Diodati sees Cybermen return in Frankenstein homage ahead of epic finale

1 month ago   |   By Metro

What have you done, Doctor?
***Warning: Spoilers for Doctor Who season 12 episode 8 ahead***
Last week's episode Can You Hear Me? got the Doctor Who series 12 back on track - but despite some thrills and chills with Mary Shelley, this episode can't help but feel like a prologue to an even greater two-part finale, starting next week.
Set in Villa Diodati, Switzerland in 1816, the famed poet Lord Byron challenges his guests - including Percy Bysse Shelley and his wife Mary - to write the best ghost story. Haunted by dreams, Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, one of the cornerstones of the...
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