Critic Consensus: A fresh suit, new faces, and some exciting espionage are fun enough, but "Spyfall, Part 1's" final moments inspire hope for an absolutely epic new season of Doctor Who.
Critic reviews for Spyfall, Part 1
Shocking revelations, great villains in The Master and the Cybermen and some nice dialogue to go with it. This two-parter was a triumph.
It's a fun, fast, edge-of-your-seat story, capturing the excitement that Who whipped up under the writing of Russell T Davies and (at his best) Steven Moffat.
Doctor Who is back after a whole year off our screens - and it was definitely worth the wait.
Spyfall's other Big C - Mr Chibnall - keeps the intrigue flowing. It was a pleasure to watch Part One at the BFI launch in early December with an excited throng - many of them children, given plenty to gawp and gasp at.
It was a stodgy episode of little importance, with Lenny Henry's baddy signalled as a baddy from the get-go and therefore not very interesting.
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