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Series 10 of Doctor Who ran between 25 December 2016 and 25 December 2017. It starred Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, Matt Lucas as Nardole and Michelle Gomez as Missy. The regular series was preceded by The Return of Doctor Mysterio, opened with The Pilot, concluded with The Doctor Falls and followed by Twice Upon a Time.
It consisted of twelve stories and fourteen episodes. The series introduced Bill Potts as a new companion of the Doctor, the first openly gay companion alongside the Doctor on TV with Nardole continuing to travel with him. The series was most noticeable for reintroducing the "Saxon" incarnation of the Master, and the First Doctor. Also seen was the first ever female Ice Warrior on TV and the original design for the Cybermen, only seen beforehand in The Tenth Planet. Alpha Centauri also made a cameo in Empress of Mars. This series also introduced the first female incarnation of the Doctor.
The first confirmation of plans for this series were revealed in the BBC Worldwide Annual Review on 14 July 2015. On 6 November 2015, in an interview with the Radio Times, Steven Moffat confirmed a full series as well as a Christmas special. Series 10 was the last for both Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor, and Steven Moffat as head writer and executive producer of the show.
The series story arc primarily focussed on Missy and how the Twelfth Doctor made a deal to guard her in a vault for 1000 years. Despite Nardole's protests to not adventure or interact with her while lecturing at St Luke's University, the Doctor desired to change Missy's outlook on life, away from her evil ways in the hopes of renewing their strong friendship from long ago.
While here, the Doctor met Bill Potts, who strangely went to his lectures despite not studying at the university. The Doctor personally offered to tutor her and, after helping her in an encounter with a mysterious creature, decided to take her on adventures in his TARDIS.
The Doctor and Bill were killed in battle defending the residents from the Master's Cybermen army while Nardole was condemned to the upper floors to keep defending the children should the Cybermen ever reach them. Bill managed to survive the ordeal after her friend Heather transformed her into sentient oil like her. As for the Doctor, he managed to survive through regeneration, though he temporarily delayed it.
After one last adventure with his original incarnation, the Twelfth Doctor regenerated into a female incarnation. She soon fell from her TARDIS because it malfunctioned after suffering critical damage during the regeneration, falling to Earth.
- The Doctor - Peter Capaldi
- Bill Potts - Pearl Mackie
- Nardole - Matt Lucas
- Missy - Michelle Gomez
- The Doctor - David Bradley
- Heather - Stephanie Hyam
- Moira - Jennifer Hennessy
- Daleks - Nicholas Briggs
- The Monks - Jamie Hill, Tim Bentinck
- Rusty - Nicholas Briggs
- Clara Oswald - Jenna Coleman
- Grant - Justin Chatwin, Logan Hoffman, Daniel Lorente
- Lucy Fletcher - Charity Wakefield
- Brock - Tomiwa Edun
- Dr Sim - Aleksandar Jovanovic
- Kezzia - Kiran L Dadlani
- Goodthing - Mina Anwar
- Steadfast - Ralf Little
- Nate - Kalungi Ssebandeke
- Sutcliffe - Nicholas Burns
- Kitty - Asiatu Koroma
- Pie-Man - Peter Singh
- Overseer - Simon Ludders
- Dowell - Tomi May
- Spider - Austin Taylor
- Dot - Ellie Shenker
- Harriet - Kishaina Thiruselvan
- Perry - Badger Skelton
- The Landlord - David Suchet, Tate Pitchie-Cooper
- Eliza - Mariah Gale
- Shireen - Mandeep Dhillon
- Felicity - Alice Hewkin
- Paul - Ben Presley
- Harry - Colin Ryan
- Pavel - Bart Suakvek
- Estate agent - Sam Benjamin
- Ivan - Kieran Bew
- Tasker - Justin Salinger
- Dahh-Ren - Peter Caulfield
- Abby - Mimi Ndiweni
- Ellie - Katie Brayben
- Cardinal Angelo - Corrado Invernizzi
- Pope - Joseph Long
- Penny - Ronke Adekoluejo
- Rafando - Ivanno Jeremiah
- Piero - Francesco Martino
- Pentagon woman - Alana Maria
- Nicolas - Laurent Maurel
- Secretary General - Togo Igawa
- Commander - Nigel Hastings
- Colonel Don Brabbit - Eben Young
- Erica - Rachel Denning
- Douglas - Tony Gardner
- Ilya Svyatoslavovich - Andrew Byron
- Xiaolian - Daphne Cheung
- Bill Potts' mother - Rosie Jane
- Jane Bishop - Emma Handy
- Group Commander - Beatrice Curnew
- Alan - Stewart Wright
- Richard - Solomon Israel
- Godsacre - Anthony Calf
- Neville Catchlove - Ferdinand Kingsley
- Friday - Richard Ashton
- Iraxxa - Adele Lynch
- Sergeant Major Peach - Glenn Speers
- Jackdaw - Ian Beattie
- Vincey - Bayo Gbadamosi
- Alan Knibbs - Ian Hughes
- Coolidge - Lesley Ewen
- Alpha Centauri - Ysanne Churchman
- Kar - Rebecca Benson
- Ban - Daniel Kerr
- Lucius - Brian Vernel
- Simon - Rohan Nedd
- Thracius - Ben Hunter
- Vitus - Sam Adewunmi
- Cornelius - Billy Matthews
- Marcus - Aaron Phagura
- Judy - Jocelyn Brassington
- Brother - Lewis McGowan
- The Master - John Simm
- Jorj - Oliver Lansley
- Surgeon - Paul Brightwell
- Nurse - Alison Lintott
- Cybermen - Nicholas Briggs
- Hazran - Samantha Spiro
- Captain Lethbridge-Stewart - Mark Gatiss
- Ben Jackson - Jared Garfield
- Polly Wright - Lily Travers
- Helen Clay - Nikki Amuka-Bird
- Soldier - Toby Whithouse
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Steven Moffat, as head writer, wrote the series opener The Pilot, episode six Extremis, and the two part finale episodes World Enough and Time and The Doctor Falls. He also wrote the Christmas special for 2017, Twice Upon a Time as Chris Chibnall decided against starting his Doctor's tenure with the special.
Classic series writer Rona Munro, known for the episode Survival, wrote the tenth episode titled The Eaters of Light. This marks the first time a writer of the original series contributed to the revived series. Munro told Doctor Who Magazine that: "Writing Survival was my dream job, but it was a mournful time in the show's history. This has been a very different experience. There's more of everything; people, resources, confidence, success… but the same constantly renewing and indefinable wonder that is Doctor Who," and added, "When I was very small and watching the First Doctor, I had a special cushion known as 'Rona's Doctor Whocushion'. I would hide my face in it when the Daleks or other monsters appeared on screen! The Eaters of Light is my version of other stories that have haunted me for almost as long."
Peter Harness wrote episode seven, The Pyramid at the End of the World and Toby Whithouse wrote episode eight, The Lie of the Land In the magazine's June 2017 issue, Moffat told Doctor Who Magazine that he personally wrote the final draft of episode seven close to filming of the episode's production block.
The March 2017 issue of Doctor Who Magazine listed all the directors apart from those in the final two episodes, which at the time of printing had not yet begun shooting. Lawrence Gough directed episodes 1 and 2, The Pilot and Smile; Bill Anderson directed episodes 3 and 4, Thin Ice and Knock Knock; Charles Palmer directed episodes 5 and 10, Oxygen and The Eaters of Light; Daniel Nettheim directed episodes 6 and 7, Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World; and Class director Wayne Yip directed episodes 8 and 9, The Lie of the Land and Empress of Mars.
In 2015, production designer Michael Pickwoad said in an interview on the podcast Radio Free Skaro that work on the new series "won't start until well into the New Year", and that he expected to start filming in May. Peter Capaldi said filming would begin "sometime...next year."
To avoid online leaks, the production team used the codeword "Mean Town", an anagram of "Ten Woman", when talking about Bill, casting director Andy Pryor revealed to the Radio Times. This was a reference to the fact that Bill is the companion of series 10.
In the line-up to the beginning of series 10, a bunch of small videos were released with Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor, in which three of these featured a description that Steven Moffat himself used for the Doctor in 2013.
On 24 June, 2017, Benjamin Cook, writer of Doctor Who Magazine, confirmed on Twitter that the pre-titles sequence in World Enough and Time was shot two weeks prior to broadcast, during the production of the 2017 Christmas special
At a Live Q&A on 24 June, 2017, after the broadcast of World Enough and Time, Steven Moffat said that the second part The Doctor Falls had not finished filming, leading to a possible delay in the broadcast. Peter Capaldi's final scene on set had been his regeneration scene, just as his first scene in TV: Deep Breath had been him emerging from the TARDIS. By the end of July 2017, Moffat stated that Jodie Whittaker had already filmed her half of the regeneration scene. 
Television stories Edit
Christmas special Edit
|N/A||The Return of Doctor Mysterio||Steven Moffat||Ed Bazalgette||Return of Nardole and the Shoal of the Winter Harmony.|
Regular series Edit
|1||The Pilot||Steven Moffat||Lawrence Gough|
|2||Smile||Frank Cottrell-Boyce||Bill's first trip into the future, to a human colony planet.|
|3||Thin Ice||Sarah Dollard||Bill Anderson||Bill's first trip to the past: the last great frost fair, 1814.|
|4||Knock Knock||Mike Bartlett|
|5||Oxygen||Jamie Mathieson||Charles Palmer||At a mining space station, saving Bill from danger, and exposure to the vacuum of space, causes the Doctor to go blind.|
|6||Extremis||Steven Moffat||Daniel Nettheim||First appearance of the Monks. Reappearance of Missy and Moira.|
|7||The Pyramid at the End of the World||Peter Harness & Steven Moffat||Te Doctor has his eyesight restored.|
|8||The Lie of the Land||Toby Whithouse||Wayne Yip||Archive footage is used to form reappearances of the Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels.|
|9||Empress of Mars||Mark Gatiss||Cameo appearance by Alpha Centauri. Reappearance of Missy.|
|10||The Eaters of Light||Rona Munro||Charles Palmer||Reappearance of Missy.|
|11 & 12||World Enough and Time / The Doctor Falls||Steven Moffat||Rachel Talalay||Return of the Mondasian Cybermen. Final appearance and death of Missy. Return and death of the Saxon Master. Reappearance of the sentient oil Heather. Return of the First Doctor. Departures of Bill Potts and Nardole.||}
Christmas special Edit