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The Eaters of Light

Rona Munro’s second Doctor Who script has echoes of her first, written nearly 30 years ago…

BBC ONE BROADCAST Saturday 17 June 2017

The Doctor and his friends plan to catch a nameless monster.

It’s happened. A writer from the show’s twentieth-century run has crossed over that bridge to the present day. The tempting thing now is to look for threads connecting The Eaters of Light to Survival. However, is this the sane option? Rona Munro’s Doctor Who début did eventually prove to be “just the start, Midge, just the start” in terms of her contributions to the series, but only after a 28-year interregnum. Her new story has no designed reference to the old, but we can still look, can’t we? We can wonder what preoccupations might continue to inform her work all this time on.

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Contents include: • exclusive interviews with JOHN SIMM (the Master) and MICHELLE GOMEZ (Missy) • an exclusive preview of the series finale, THE DOCTOR FALLS • showrunner STEVEN MOFFAT reveals what's going on behind the scenes in PRODUCTION NOTES • the adventure continues for the Doctor and Bill in part 3 of the latest comic strip story, THE SOUL GARDEN by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty • reviews of THE LIE OF THE LAND, EMPRESS OF MARS and THE EATERS OF LIGHT • The Fact of Fiction looks at 1981's THE KEEPER OF TRAKEN • the latest books and audios are reviewed • previews of forthcoming releases •prize-winning competitions, official news, the WOTCHA! column and much, much more!