Doctor Who: Season 11 (2017 - 2019)

Season 11
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Carried by Jodie Whittaker's boundless energy and charm, Doctor Who's latest regeneration manages to feel fresh well into the show's 55-year tenure.



Critic Ratings: 41


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Air date: Oct 7, 2018

In the Season 11 premiere, a mysterious woman falls from the night sky in a South Yorkshire city, and is unable to remember her name.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2018

Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough in a hostile alien environment to solve the mystery of Desolation? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo?

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Air date: Oct 21, 2018

"If she can live here her whole life, a couple of hours ain't gonna kill me. They ain't gonna kill me, right?" Montgomery, Alabama. 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder: is someone attempting to change history?

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Air date: Oct 28, 2018

"Something's happening with the spiders in this city." The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan find their way back to Yorkshire -- and Yaz's family -- only to find something is stirring amidst the eight-legged arachnid population of Sheffield.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2018

Injured and stranded in the wilds of a far-flung galaxy, The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe's most deadly -- and unusual -- creatures.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2018

India, 1947. The Doctor and her friends arrive in the Punjab, as India 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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Air date: Nov 18, 2018

A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy's largest retailer, Kerblam.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2018

The Doctor, Ryan, Graham, and Yaz arrive in the 17th century and become embroiled in a witch trial, run by the local landowner. As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2018

On the edge of a Norwegian fjord, in the present day, The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help. What has happened here? What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage -- and beyond?

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Air date: Dec 9, 2018

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, lies the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets. Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux? The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.

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Season 11 of this science fiction TV series brings the arrival of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. In the season's first episode, the Doctor is searching for her lost spaceship, the TARDIS. That's when she meets Graham (Bradley Walsh), Ryan (Tosin Cole) and Yasmin (Mandip Gill), her new companions. The group then embarks in exciting adventures throughout space and time. Among their travels, they visit Alabama in 1955, meeting Rosa Parks (Vinette Robinson); go to Punjab in the year 1947; and Lancashire in 1612, getting involved in a witch trial.

Cast & Crew

Jodie Whittaker
The Doctor
Bradley Walsh
Graham O'Brien
Tosin Cole
Ryan Sinclair
Mandip Gill
Yasmin Khan
Julie Hesmondhalgh
Judy Maddox
Susan Lynch
Trevor White
James Blake
Ravin J Ganatra
Hakim Khan
Ben Bailey Smith
Durkas Cicero
Jan Le
Bhavnisha Parmar
Sonya Khan
Nathalie Cuzner
David Dukas
Elias Griffin Jr
Everal Walsh
Matt Strevens
Executive Producer
Joy Wilkinson
Vinay Patel
Ed Hime
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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Season 11

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (19)

Lovely intentions, but upon deeper inspection, saying little.

Dec 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The fact that this season, the first to star a woman in 55 years, was so interested in how long it takes to effect change -- and how many people have to suffer in the process -- played like a response to the history of the show.

Dec 11, 2018 | Full Review…

As the first in what one hopes will be a long line of female doctors, Whittaker is funny, energetic and full of joy. Whovians should be pleased.

Oct 4, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

In short, my latest attempt to like Doctor Who failed, but it has failed worse in the past, if that's any consolation, and I was quite taken with Carl, the crane driver and his self-help tapes.

Oct 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Chooses the more complex route of fleshing out the season's ensemble almost more than the Time Lord herself.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The new Doctor and her team - 19-year-old Ryan, his old schoolmate turned police probationer Yasmin, and Ryan's step-grandfather Graham... -- have heart and soul, and are set against a comforting background of South Yorkshire women

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The premiere was basically a family-friendly ripoff of Predator. It had some mystery and some dark overtones, and a small amount of soapiness involving the companions.

Jan 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Frequently messy, routinely uninspired, and impressive only in terms of how unimaginative it so often was. All that potential amounted to little more than a shrug in the end.

Dec 30, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The Whittaker era is off to a flying start.

Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

While this first adventure for Ryan, Graham, and Yaz is lacking in the fun sci-fi adventure department, the dynamics of the characters work well so far, and the Doctor herself is already on her way to joining the ranks of fantastic Doctors.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Whittaker's Doctor is more cosmic detective than superhero, as you would expect in the best way from the creator of Broadchurch.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

This season has been marked by change, mostly for the good, though some to the detriment of the overall package. That said, the show's also gotten back to doing what it does best - but with a new flair.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 11

  • 15h ago
    Bad writing, bad villain's, and bad acting. I lot of the costumes for the monsters reminded me of the 1070's Doctor Who.
  • Jun 09, 2021
    Really really boring, and the actor who plays doctor is not interesting.
  • Jun 07, 2021
    The magic is gone...
  • Jun 02, 2021
    The first time I watched this series, it was brand new and still being released each week. I didn't like it then because the stories felt so disjointed. But after binge watching the entire revival series from Christopher Eccleston, David Tenant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi and now Jodie Whittaker. I actually enjoyed season 11 quite a lot. The writing could definitely do with some more mystery and season long story archs. But overall, I applaud the more episodic story archs this season and greatly enjoyed each one as a standalone story. The first time watching them felt bad because there was not enough action/aliens. But now rewatching it, I view this season as more of what Doctor originally tried to be: an educational look into history and the future. I think maybe the reason some people have trouble watching some episodes and blame it on bad writing, is that some episodes push the tough, hard truth onto you. "Rosa" for example is not hard to watch because of the writing. It's hard to watch because it's so raw and truthful and historically accurate that its hard to watch such pointed racism. But overall it tells a fantastic story that has deeply affected me. Lastly, after rewatching it a second time, I foumd myself immensely enjoying Yaz, Ryan amd Graham. The old, the young, and the experienced. They're not terrifically written, but they are fun, caring and kind, and charitable. And I love seeing them learn about the universe. It's a nice change from strong solo stories like Clara, and charming beautiful solo's like Bill.
  • May 28, 2021
    Awful acting, cringeworthy writing, all with a side of painfully forced and shallow wokeness. This feels like a bad spinoff of Doctor Who. The only redeeming factor is how low budget this feels, it would only be more insulting if they wasted any more money on producing this trash.
  • May 26, 2021
    This BS isn't canon - that simple
  • May 20, 2021
    Rotten, rotten to the core. Abandon EVERYTHING that made Dr. Who great and sacrifice this beloved series in the altar of political correctness and "inclusion".
  • May 01, 2021
    I actually like the new doctor and I don't care if that's an unpopular opinion nor do I care what anyone comments or even responds to what I have to say. I know I'll be criticized for not watching Who from the beginning. Which is funny because I've watched the Classic Who episodes that are available since not all are thanks to lost footage and what not. David Tenant was my original favorite but that changed when Peter Capaldi came. And Jodi is my second favorite. I know it's not a popular opinion. And those accusing the show of being preachy. It's always been preachy. The Doctor's hatred for guns should have told you that. And so should a lot of other stuff.
  • Apr 10, 2021
    Has none of the charm and spirit of precious seasons. For me its just a continuation of the downwards spiral that began with Peter Capaldi (through no fault of his own). Although Jodie does bring a unique flavour to the character I cant say for sure its a good one. No memorable episodes. And I sware to God if the phrase "my fam" sticks around then I'm put. In the words of the immortal 9th Doctor "I don't do familys"
  • Apr 04, 2021
    It was just boring. I have no delight watching it.

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