7/13, series three. 42. The Doctor and Martha are trapped on a spaceship hurtling out of control towards a boiling sun. See panel. (S)
7.00pm BBC3 DRAMA Michelle Collins as spaceship captain? If you can swallow that, then the dubious astrophysics of the plot will be of small concern. This is the one about a ship 42 minutes away from plunging into a sun, which is in fact a living organism. It takes over the crew who lumber around growling "Burn with me." Bearing striking similarities with Planet of Evil (a 1975 Tom Baker), this episode is told almost in real time and benefits hugely from the creative precision of director Graeme Harper. David Tennant is at his most heroic and intense, as writer Chris Chibnall puts the Doctor through agonies. PM
7/13; series two. Uther calls upon notorious witch-finder Aredian to rid Camelot of magic. See choice, page 46. Shown on Saturday at 5.40pm on BBCI
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