Saturday, 19 September 2015

Doctor Who: The Complete Guide to The Magician's Apprentice

It's been nine whole months since Doctor Who left our screens at Christmas - but at last, the wait is over, with the Twelfth Doctor and Clara returning tonight for twelve new episodes! It all kicks off this evening with the first part of a thrilling, shocking opening two-parter, The Magician's Apprentice - and to whet your appetite for tonight's opener, here's all you need to know about the episode:

Synopsis (Thanks to Radio Times)
As this first adventure begins, it seems the Time Lord has gone missing - which is bad news for Earth, as a mysterious alien force has frozen the skies. Clara needs to find her friend - but where is he and what is he hiding from? Things soon become clear with the appearance of a familiar old enemy with a black hat and Scottish accent.
The international broadcast times for The Magician's Apprentice are as follows:
  • UK - Tonight at 7.40pm on BBC One
  • US - Tonight at 9/8C on BBC America
  • Canada - Tonight at 9pm on SPACE
  • Asia Pacific - Tomorrow at 10am SGT on BBC Entertainment
  • New Zealand - Tomorrow at 7.30pm on Prime
  • Australia - Tomorrow at 7.40pm on ABC1 (available after UK premiere on iView)
  • Finland - Monday 28th September at 6.05pm on YLE2
  • South Africa - Saturday 24th October at 6pm on BBC First
  • Germany - Thursday 3rd December at 9pm on FOX (available tomorrow on iTunes)
  • India - Later in 2015 on FX
  • Italy - Early 2016 on RAI4
The cast list for The Magician's Apprentice is as follows:
  • The Doctor - Peter Capaldi
  • Clara - Jenna Coleman
  • Missy - Michelle Gomez
  • Colony Sarff - Jami Reid-Quarrell
  • Kate Stewart - Jemma Redgrave
  • Jac - Jaye Griffiths
  • Mike - Harki Bhambra
  • Bors - Daniel Hoffman-Gill
  • Kanzo - Benjamin Cawley
  • Mr Dunlop - Aaron Neil
  • Ohila - Claire Higgins
  • Shadow Architect - Kelly Hunter
  • Alison - India Ria Amarteifio
  • Ryan - Dasharn Anderson
  • Voice of the Daleks - Nicholas Briggs
  • Boy - Joey Price
  • Newsreaders - Stefen Adegbola, Shin-Fei Chen and Lucy Newman-Williams
  • Schoolgirl - Demi Papaminas
  • Daleks - Barnaby Edwards & Nicholas Pegg
  • Soldier - Jonathan Ojinnaka
Here's the TV trailer and the prologue:

Be sure to stay tuned to The Gallifrey Times after the episode at 8.30pm for a discussion & poll, behind the scenes content and the Next Time trailer for The Witch's Familiar!