Check out the two Doctor Who 1208 trailers. In the story titled “The Haunting Of Villa Diodati” the crew visit the night that inspired Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
The adventures of the first(?) female Doctor continue…
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Next Time Trailer
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Episode Seven: “The Haunting Of Villa Diodati” airs Sunday February 16th, 2020
“Nobody mention Frankenstein, Nobody interfere and Nobody snog Byron.” Should be easy right?
The Doctor and gang arrive at the Villa Diodati, Lake Geneva, in 1816. It’s the night that inspired Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The plan is to spend the evening soaking up the atmos in the presence of some literary greats. However the ghosts are all too real. As a result the Doctor is forced into a decision of earth-shattering proportions…
Guest starring Lili Miller, Nadia Parkes, Jacob Collins-Levy, Maxim Baldry and Lewis Rainer.
The Doctor… Jodie Whittaker
Graham O’Brien… Bradley Walsh
Yasmin Khan… Mandip Gill
Ryan Sinclair… Tosin Cole
Guest star… Lili Miller
Guest star… Nadia Parkes
Guest star… Jacob Collins-Levy
Guest star… Maxim Baldry
Guest star… Lewis Rainer
Writer… Maxine Alderton
Director… Emma Sullivan
Executive Producer… Chris Chibnall
New to Doctor Who is Maxine Alderton. She has written for CBBC’s The Worst Witch and ITV’s long running series Emmerdale.
For the soap’s special standalone episode about dementia she won a Yorkshire RTS award for Best Writer. That episode was shot from the dementia person’s perspective. They went back to the original village location rather than the current studio sets. In addition they changed all of the actors for the regular characters. if you know any one with dementia you will appreciate how that worked.
Maxine has also been nominated for a Writers’ Guild award twice.
The director is Emma Sullivan, as with last week’s episode. Here’s the information we had for Emma… When she graduated from the National Film and Television School Emma was named one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow. Her short film, After Tomorrow, was also nominated for a Palme d’Or at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. Also it won Best Short Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2009. She has also directed for the critically acclaimed dramas Call The Midwife and Silent Witness.