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Look Who's back. With murderous hands coming out of the earth. The evil Missy risen from the dead. Oh, and Daleks


Doctor Who ★★★★★

Saturday, BBC1, 7.40pm

You may have grown up to believe Doctor Who had lost its terrors. If so, how wrong you were. For as Peter Capaldi returns for his second series as the Time Lord, the opening episode unleashes moments of such eye-watering dread that parents will be elbowing their children aside for space behind the sofa. In the first minutes alone we see a planet upon which a thick forest of hands rises up from the earth, ready to pull the unsuspecting down to their doom and set in each of the myriad palms is an eye scouring for its prey...

And that's just the start, for be prepared too for the return of the Daleks at their dastardly worst. Leavening the horrors, Capaldi now utterly owns the part, thanks to his distinctive combination of extrovert eccentricity and vituperative sarcasm. Only Clara (Jenna Coleman) is the Doctor's unfailing soft spot.

Meanwhile, Missy, the evil Time Lord, is somehow back from the dead despite her apparent demise last series - giving Michelle Gomez another opportunity to steal her every scene. Look out too for Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams later in a series packed with promise and surprises.

Caption: Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman set out to save the universe as the Doctor and Clara in Doctor Who, and Michelle Gomez as Missy, the Time Lord's nemesis (inset)

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