And, my goodness, will you look at this: what we have here are six two-part stories.
You can see that a lot of care has been taken in naming these episodes, and each is clearly of a pair. The cleverest, for me, is the 9/10 combo of Sleep No More and Face the Raven (think Edgar Allen Poe, perhaps?).
It is a bummer that we’re losing that thirteenth episode. Thanks to budget cuts, it’s going to be absorbed into the Christmas special. Still, it does feel like the production crew are mixing things up a little, and I’m feeling more excited about the new season.
Doctor Who returns to our screens this Saturday. Here’s the prologue, just released by the BBC: