New Doctor Who episode “one of the greatest things I’ve ever made in my life”

As if it wasn’t exciting enough for Doctor Who fans that we have the 60th-anniversary specials, the Disney deal, the spin-offs and the prospect of a new Doctor and companion in the shape of Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson’s Ruby Sunday – but the showrunner Russell T Davies seems to have upped the ante with a bombshell comment.

Davies, who sensationally returned to run Doctor Who last year has said that he thinks episode four of the upcoming Doctor Who season 14 is “one of the greatest things I’ve ever made in my life.”


Speaking on Michael Ball’s BBC Radio 2 show, Davies said when asked about whether has he been happy with what he’s doing: “I have – I sat here and I watched episode 4 last night and I think it’s one of the greatest things I’ve ever made in my life so I’m very, very happy with it.”

Yep, that’s pretty much what every Whovian in the world wants to hear – and as if that’s not enough, the comment was seconded by Dylan Holmes Williams, director of the episode, who added shortly afterwards on Twitter: “As the lucky man who got to direct this incredible script, I’ve got to say I’m very excited about what we created.”

Well, this is all very exciting. But the downside for Doctor Who fans is that we’re probably going to have to wait a year to see it!

Doctor Who returns to our screens in November 2023 with the 60th anniversary episodes that will star David Tennant as the Fifteenth Doctor alongside his old companion Donna Noble, played by Catherine Tate. Others in the shows include Yasmin Finney as Rose and Neil Patrick Harris.

There will also be an epic audio adventure called Once and Future in 2023 with many of the Doctors and old friends like Georgia Tennant’s Jenny, the Doctor’s daughter returning.

The first episode of Ncuti Gatwa’s era as Fifteen with Millie Gibson’s Ruby Sunday is expected at Christmas 2023, with the new episodes of season 14 – and this one we’ve been hearing about – expected in 2024.

The 2023 episodes will be the first as part of a new partnership between the BBC and Disney to make Disney+ the streaming home of Doctor Who outside the Uk across the globe.