Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 3 – ‘Rosa’

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Episode 3 and the first period piece in this revamped ‘Who’.

Tonight’s yarn revolved around the civil rights activist Rosa Parks and that pivotal moment in her life.

A pretty engaging storyline followed with a fair number of tense moments. The music (that I was so indifferent about before) was perfectly suited in tonight’s episode and the linear storyline – something sadly lacking in the previous series – felt very welcome. Stand by too, for an action-packed final ten minutes!

It was good to have a story based around a real person – anything that educates today’s ‘yoof’ about significant historical events gets my vote!


PS: Found out today that the guy responsible for the graphics that accompany the opening theme tune was designed by a Who fan ‘John Smith’. If you don’t know his work, you should check out a clever ‘mash-up’ he did of Matt Smith’s Doctor meeting Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock – the link to the video is HERE and will blow you away! There’s also a short article on the Radio Times website HERE about the BBC hiring him a few years back.

John Smith's Intro (2018)

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