Doctor Who

The first in a twopart fi­nale sees some clas­sic bad­dies re­turn

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The Mas­ter (John Simm) is back, along with Missy (Michelle Gomez). Michelle has con­firmed this to be her last se­ries, so would it be a fair guess to think the pair could be say­ing their fi­nal farewells in next week’s fi­nale?

● ad­ven­ture / 6.45pm / BBC1 The Doctor, Bill, Nar­dole and Missy are now a quar­rel­some four­some, but they’ll want to bond a lit­tle bet­ter when they ar­rive on a 400-mile-long space­ship about to be sucked into a black hole. Hor­rors wait­ing on board in­clude the Mas­ter (John Simm, back af­ter six years), who’ll be meet­ing up with Missy, even though they’re dif­fer­ent in­car­na­tions of the same Time Lord! But the most ter­ri­fy­ing pas­sen­gers of all are Mon­dasian Cy­ber­men – the orig­i­nal form of one of the Doctor’s dead­li­est, most fa­mous foes. They first turned up in 1966, and have long been a favourite Doctor Who alien of Peter Ca­paldi’s. He’ll be happy these cloth-faced semime­chan­i­cal be­ings are back, but his Doctor has one hell of a bat­tle on his hands…

The Time Lord comes face to face with an old en­emy

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