TV Review – DOCTOR WHO: KNOCK KNOCK (2017)

Image result for doctor who knock knockDoctor Who: Knock Knock (TV) (2017; UK; Colour; 45m) ∗∗∗∗  pr. Nikki Wilson; d. Bill Anderson; w. Mike Bartlett; ph. Damian Bromley; m. Murray Gold.  Cast: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, David Suchet, Mariah Gale, Mandeep Dhillon, Colin Ryan, Ben Presley, Alice Hewkin, Bart Suavek, Sam Benjamin.  Bill is moving in with some friends and they’ve found the perfect house – so what if it’s strangely cheap to rent, and the landlord is a little creepy? The wind blows, the floorboards creak, and the Doctor thinks something is very wrong. What lurks in the strange tower at the heart of the building – and why can’t they find any way to enter it? This effective variation on the haunted house plot is a perfectly paced and creepy episode with Suchet excellent as the mysterious Landlord. Capaldi and Mackie are making a great team with their interplay and banter. Great visual effects and make-up. [12]

2 Replies to “TV Review – DOCTOR WHO: KNOCK KNOCK (2017)”

  1. Thought they only needed one relative ref in the early exchange with Bill. Two kind of signposted a future event… the writing in general this series with Bill openingly questioning some things that we’ve always just accepted is excellent. Who’s behind the vault doors…?!

  2. Yes, lots of granddaughter references. The Master or Missy is the obvious answer to the vault… so it won’t be either. Lots of back references to Hartnell years… Bill and Heather in “The Pilot” reference to Harthell and his wife, for example. It’s intriguing.

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