It is time for Bill to move and we don’t mean into the TARDIS.  She’s moving out of the flat that she shares with her foster mum into shared digs with her mates from university.  But first the gang needs to find a house.  After a number of failed trips to various houses with an estate agent, they run into a kindly gentleman (David Suchet) who has a large older home that he is willing to rent out the students.  The ever-astute Bill (Pearl Mackie) thinks it just too good to be true.  And of course, she’s right.

Doctor Who - Knock Knock - The Doctor (PETER CAPALDI), Bill (PEARL MACKIE) - (C) BBC/BBC Worldwide - Photographer: Simon Ridgway
Doctor Who – Knock Knock – The Doctor (PETER CAPALDI), Bill (PEARL MACKIE) – (C) BBC/BBC Worldwide – Photographer: Simon Ridgway

But before we get there, she has to move her stuff.  And who’s there to help but “her grandfather” The Doctor.  Was there ever such a cool removal van as the TARDIS?   Unfortunately or rather fortunately for Bill, the Doctor just won’t take a hint and leave her with her friends and embarrassing decides to hang out with the young adults.

Doctor Who - Knock Knock - Shireen (MANDEEP DHILLON), Bill (PEARL MACKIE), The Doctor (PETER CAPALDI), Paul (BEN PRESLEY) - (C) BBC/BBC Worldwide - Photographer: Simon Ridgway
Doctor Who – Knock Knock – Shireen (MANDEEP DHILLON), Bill (PEARL MACKIE), The Doctor (PETER CAPALDI), Paul (BEN PRESLEY) – (C) BBC/BBC Worldwide – Photographer: Simon Ridgway

What follows is a classic horror tale that will make you jump in the night.  In his first outing, Mike Bartlett has written the perfect “hide behind your sofa” Doctor Who episode.  And before we forget, David Suchet is perfectly cast as the creepy landlord.  It is a delight to watch the interactions between the Doctor and the Landlord.  This is another stellar episode in the series that is proving to be Capaldi’s best yet.

Doctor Who - Knock Knock - The Landlord (DAVID SUCHET) - (C) BBC/BBC Worldwide - Photographer: Simon Ridgway
Doctor Who – Knock Knock – The Landlord (DAVID SUCHET) – (C) BBC/BBC Worldwide – Photographer: Simon Ridgway

So, watch out for the creaks on the stairs and a mysterious landlord with a tuning fork.

Knock. Knock!

P.S. Don’t forget this episode has been recorded using 3D Sound a.k.a binaural audio edition that gives the sound direction.  Use your headphones.

Quotes:

Who’s the Prime Minister?  Margaret Thatcher? Harriet Jones?

Just remember Timelords.  That’s enough for now.

We should get the Doctor! Why? What’s he going to do? Lecture?

I’m scared! Don’t Be. Why? It doesn’t help.

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