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The Doctor and her friends land in Montgomery, Alabama

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DRAMA The Doctor and her friends land in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, hours before seamstress Rosa Parks lights a fire under the civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on the bus for a white person.

It is, of course, one of the great turning points in history, where the actions of just one person triggered a convulsive change for good. But someone wants to stop it, someone wants to alter time to keep things, bad things, just as they are. So the gang must play their part to ensure events remain exactly as they should be to allow Rosa (Vinette Robinson) her defining moment.

It's an odd episode, co-written by Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall, that's preachy and teachy, giving itself the hard task of explaining segregation, racism and the Montgomery bus boycott to a young audience. So it loses its way as a bit of teatime fun and becomes more of a lecture.

See feature: page 8; the readers' verdict: see page 158


Caption: MONSTROUS MOTEL The Doctor, Yasmin, Graham and Ryan land in the Deep South of the 50s

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