Doctor Who - Season 11, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Witchfinders



Critic Consensus: "The Witchfinders" sparks excitement by highlighting familiar themes of Doctor Who's current season -- and ignites that spark with a dramatic shift in focus.

Episode Info

The Doctor, Ryan, Graham, and Yaz arrive in the 17th century and become embroiled in a witch trial, run by the local landowner. As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt.


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Critic reviews for The Witchfinders

"The Witchfinders" is another inconsequential romp in a season full of them...This series hasn't been the worst of NuWho - far from it - but it's far from the highs of Tennant and Smith's eras.

February 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Overall the episode lacked depth in terms of the Doctor's companions, of whom we learned very little, and it neglected to address any wider story arc for the season.

April 1, 2019 | Full Review…

It made everything a joke, and often a joke that wasn't funny. This is a story best avoided...

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

It was fine.

January 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Fitful. Good opening, nice bit of evil hovering from a masked stranger, good playing as ever from the regulars. Yet soon it all got boggy again.

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

If you're going to tackle a period of violence that was used as an excuse to rid the world of 'misbehaving' women, there should be some intention behind it.

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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