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Arachnids in the UK



Critic Consensus: Creepy, crawly, and chock-full of first-class guest stars, "Arachnids in the U.K." feels like a big budget B-movie, providing another delightful romp for Team T.A.R.D.I.S..

Episode Info

"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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Critic reviews for Arachnids in the UK

There was a distinctly Seventies atmosphere to this episode, with the Doctor and a ragtag gang of humans battling a monster-of-the-week in an Earthbound setting.

October 29, 2018 | Full Review…

A lot of shonky critters have featured in Doctor Who. But these spiders are a dream (or nightmare), totally convincing, beautifully (or horribly) realized - depending on your phobia/philia.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This episode fires on all cylinders: a horror movie for Halloween, snappy one liners, a simple but excellent monster of the week and some amazing guest characters.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

There's still so much excitement surrounding Doctor Who this season, and I've enjoyed so much of what Whittaker has brought to the role of the Doctor. Is it simply too much to ask that her co-stars be given the same opportunities to shine?

November 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Seriously, Doctor Who, this one was just plain mean. Mean, I tell you! Can't we have some genocidal aliens again?

October 30, 2018 | Full Review…

A scary, funny, unexpectedly moving episode that solidifies our thrown-together TARDIS crew into an official TARDIS Team.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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