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That Witch You Seek (Exposing “The Witchfinders”)

That Witch You Seek (Exposing “The Witchfinders”)

Jodie Whittaker’s first season as the Doctor took the show in a new direction, but The Witchfinders is almost a return to a very old format: the pure historical. True, this outing to the witch-obsessed England of the 17th century doesn’t quite qualify — what with alien mud creatures reanimating left and right in the final act — but the most interesting thing about this story is certainly the dramatization of the horrific witch trials of the era. An excellent guest cast helps, made all the more entertaining when Alan Cumming arrives playing King James I. Could someone chop down that Morax tree over there? It’s blocking our view of all this fabulous history.

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Story Essentials:

  • Series 11, Episode 8

  • Story number: 286, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Production Code: 1DW 11.08

  • Writers: Joy Wilkinson

  • Showrunner: Chris Chibnall

  • Aired 25 November 2018

Pull To Open: The Witchfinders

  • Season 3

  • Episode 30

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

Feedback Loop music: Freestylah by Alexander Nakarada

Outro music: Chronos by Alexander Nakarada

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