Sci Fi Watcher 196: Doctor Who S11E06: Demons of the Punjab

Corey returns again this week and he looks at the Doctor’s latest adventures in India/Pakistan.  He gets excited to finally get to the see Chibnall free episode and hopes that the formula changes from the previous weeks.

Doctor Who: Demons of the Punjab

Series: 11
Episode: 6

Air Date: November 11, 2018

Cast: Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor); Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien), Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan)
Writer: Vinay Patel
Director: Jamie Childs
Synopsis: After talking with her grandmother Umbreen, Yaz is curious about her grandmother’s past. The group arrive in the Punjab in August 1947, and Yaz is shocked to learn Umbreen will marry a Hindu man, Prem, despite her family’s Muslim background. The Doctor learns the group arrived on 14 August, the day before the partition of India. The Doctor sees flashes of two aliens, and she find thems with the dead body of a sadhu, Bhakti. Joined by Prem, who saw the “demons” during World War II, the Doctor assumes they killed Bhakti and recognizes them as Thijarian, a race of assassins. After the Doctor is teleported back to their ship while the others prepare for the wedding, she learns the Thijarians are the last of their kind, acting as witnesses to those who die alone, and they show the Doctor how Bhakti died; he was murdered by Prem’s brother Manish, who opposed the wedding. The Doctor accosts Manish for the crime, and he calls for Hindu nationalist cavalrymen. The Doctor and her friends help Umbreen escape. Prem remains behind to reason with the cavalrymen, who shoot him. They return to the present, and Yasmin returns to her grandmother.




Demons of the Punjab – Overnight Viewing Figures

The Tsuranga Conundrum – Official Rating



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