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Arachnids in the UK



Critic Consensus: Creepy, crawly, and chock-full of first-class guest stars, "Arachnids in the U.K." feels like a big budget B-movie, providing another delightful romp for Team T.A.R.D.I.S..

Episode Info

"Something's happening with the spiders in this city." The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan find their way back to Yorkshire -- and Yaz's family -- only to find something is stirring amidst the eight-legged arachnid population of Sheffield.


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Critic reviews for Arachnids in the UK

There's no massive overarching plot or mind-blowing new concepts here, but it's good lo-fi horror storytelling that's safe for the whole family.

October 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Leaving us with loose ends in this way, the episode either has a bad ending as a result of lazy writing, or could have deeper implications, perhaps lacking closure in the same way we lack a resolution for real damage to our ecosystem.

April 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Rosa wasn't subtle, but it was sometimes beautifully told. This was so heavy-handed that it came off as preachy, and didn't even give us anything good to go along with it...

January 27, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

'Arachnids in the UK' was an average episode of Doctor Who.However, the final moments of this episode were incredibly sweet, and we are now fully set up in regards to the dynamics of the show from this point on.

January 14, 2019 | Full Review…

For the first time since the Davies era of Who, the companions' families are getting some extra attention.

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

When all is said and done, it feels like there isn't an ending to this episode. It never reaches a strong climax and is just left to flounder as everyone makes their way back to the Tardis.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 2.8/5 | Full Review…

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