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Part creepy, part confusing (2014)

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SATURDAY Choices The pick of today's TV

PICK OF THE DAY Doctor Who 730pm BBC1

DRAMA After last week's Robin Hood romp reawakened the inherent fun of Doctor Who's premise, Listen revives its duty to scare. Ghostmaster General Steven Moffat has already terrified fans with gasmask children, statues that pounce unseen and shadows that kill; he now exploits a primal fear that many of us share (parents of wee ones take note).

With Clara on a date night with soldier-turned-teacher Danny, the Doctor roams space and time with only his rambling thoughts for company... and they're not good ones. So what does frighten the Time Lord?

It's an enticing entry point into an unnerving tale, part creepy, part confusing. Peter Capaldi's dark and darting Doctor is not the reassuring presence his predecessor was, but by the surprising conclusion we perhaps understand him a little better. Clara's comic rapport with the "grey-haired stick insect", meanwhile, is an ever-expanding series highlight. MARK BRAXTON

Jenna Coleman interview: page 22

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  • APA 6th ed.: Braxton, Mark (2014-09-13). Part creepy, part confusing. Radio Times p. 62.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Braxton, Mark. "Part creepy, part confusing." Radio Times [add city] 2014-09-13, 62. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Braxton, Mark. "Part creepy, part confusing." Radio Times, edition, sec., 2014-09-13
  • Turabian: Braxton, Mark. "Part creepy, part confusing." Radio Times, 2014-09-13, section, 62 edition.
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