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Demons of the Punjab



Critic Consensus: "Demons of Punjab" focuses on family and progress, solidifying the cohesive thematic stamp this season is making upon the greater series.

Episode Info

India, 1947. The Doctor and her friends arrive in the Punjab, as India is being torn apart. While Yaz attempts to discover her grandmother's hidden history, the Doctor discovers demons haunting the land. Who are they, and what do they want?


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Critic reviews for Demons of the Punjab

"Demons of the Punjab" is either the first or second best episode of the season so far - it's rooted in history like "Rosa", but without the bland alien threat.

February 12, 2020 | Full Review…

In an episode that centers on Yaz and her family history, the time-travelling crew venture back to Partition-era India, providing us with an insight into Yaz's grandmother's background, with the perils of the era showcased.

April 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The sci-fi elements if anything detract from what was an interesting and dramatic story of this rarely-touched-upon time in history...

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

If 'Demons of the Punjab' was released in week 2 or 3, I would have given it a stellar review. However, we are over halfway through this series now, and I can't help but feel we are constantly being confronted by the same issues and plot-threads.

January 14, 2019 | Full Review…

This story is painful because it's familiar-we're seeing it play out every day, and everywhere.

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

A purposely uncomfortable episode throughout. There's a terrible dynamic between Prem and Manish, echoing the conflict of the nation. It's brother-against-brother in the most literal sense of the phrase.

November 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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