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DOCTOR WHO – SPACE BABIES: Phil’s take on the start of another Doctor Who series.

Reverting to the Doctor with one companion was an obvious move after the frequent ‘lows’ of the last series, where are a number of companions were hitch-hiking along to no apparent purpose and, quite frankly, getting in the way. Th performances of Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson as his companion, Ruby Sunday (What, not Ruby Tuesday?) bodes well for the rest of the series, and the space babies were an ingenuous creation.

All the angst and running around you always get with the Doctor were a bit undermined before the episode ended as the constitution of the physical bogeyman was flagged up. My biggest issue though was the lack of resolution as the babies and their overworked nanny seemed to be left to their own fate -unless of course they are to appear again. This is most uncharacteristic of the Doctor as he usually sees everything is sorted before he leaves, or, as is perfectly possible, perhaps I missed something.

Well-choreographed and with enough thrills and spills to maintain interest it was a tentative but solid start with better to come I suspect. (It’s The Beatles next!)

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