Jodie Whittaker glows with fun and (two) heart(s) as the new Doctor, crash-landing through the roof of a stranded train after her regeneration. There are a couple of sly little nods to her gender (“Why are you calling me Madam?” she asks a baffled bystander) but really, she’s just the Doctor.
The first, self-contained rollicking adventure, pits the Doctor and her new band of companions – Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole – against a beast stalking the streets of Sheffield. What Sheffield has done to deserve this eventually becomes clear.
It’s a wild, thrilling ride packed with incident as Whittaker’s Doctor gets to grips with a new life and a new wardrobe.
Watch on Sunday 7th October at 6:45pm on BBC1.