Doctor Who returns this Sunday with the fifth episode of Series 12. Halfway through the season, the Doctor encounters a familiar foe – The Judoon. Always on the hunt for a fugitive, these brutish galactic police enforcers are looking for their latest criminal to arrest. But this time in present-day Gloucester.
We first witnessed the Doctor meeting the Judoon on the Moon in Smith and Jones when the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) first met up with the doctor-in-training Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman). It was obviously not the first encounter for the Doctor as he famous chatted with the alien mercenaries in their language several times through his history.
This time writer Vinay Patel (Demons of the Punjab) and showrunner Chris Chibnall take the Judoon to the cathedral city of Gloucester where both the fam and the Judoon find Lee (Neil Stuke) and Ruth (Jo Martin) the local odd couple, living their best life. Ruth ,a bubbly and well-known tour guide, is paired with the tense and worried Lee who seems to have a secret to hide. Perhaps it has something to do with the Judoon that just showed up.
Directed by Nida Manzoor, this episode is produced by series producer Nikki Wilison and executive produced by Matt Strevens.
Doctor Who Returns 7.10pm, Sunday, 26th January, on with Fugitive of the Judoon
Ko Sho Blo! Trigger-happy space police the Judoon are targeting 21st-century Gloucester. The Doctor, Yaz, Ryan and Graham race back to Earth in order to prevent them doing too much damage to the cathedral city. But who are they looking for, and what did they do to incur the wrath of the Judoon?
Starring Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Bradley Walsh (Graham), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Tosin Cole (Ryan). Fugitive of the Judoon guest stars Neil Stuke (Lee), Jo Martin (Ruth) and Ritu Arya (Gat). Written by Vinay Patel (Demons of the Punjab) and directed by Nida Manzoor (Nikola Telsa’s Night of Terror).