Lights Off
Season 10, Episode 1
Air date 16 September 2017
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Daniel O' Hara
Episode Guide
Return of Doctor Mysterio
Beneath the Nightingale
A Doctor Calls was the first episode of the tenth series of Doctor Who produced by BBC Wales. It marked the first appearance of James Colson as a companion.

The episode shows the first encounter between the Doctor and James, as well as touching upon the concept of "the support group" which would be introduced in the two-parter Blank Space/ Fear of the Unknown. It is also the second episode in Capaldi's era to feature Gus.

Synopsis Edit

When people start to go missing in the 21st century, photo-journalist James Colson takes matters into his own hands and investigates. His investigation leads her to Barton House, where James finds himself caught up in a life of adventure and mystery when he meets the Doctor.

Finding themselves in 1976, they find a ghost-hunting professor and two of his students. How did they end up in 1976? What is really haunting the house? and more importantly... do you believe in the Boogeyman?

Plot Edit

In a little village in Hertfordshire, an elderly man spots a light turn on in the abandoned Barton House nearby. He assumes kids are inside and goes to investigate. Ray breaks into the house and uses his torch to search around. Entering a room upstairs, he hears a noise in the attic. He climbs up but finds no-one. It is only when his flashlight stops working that he starts to worry. He manages to get a flicker of light from his torch when a silhouette runs out of nowhere and attacks.

Back in London, in the newsroom of The Observer, executive editor Martin and deputy editor Noel are discussing who they're gonna send to a missing persons conference. Young reporter James Colson approaches them and, after Martin leaves, asks Noel to reassign him. He turns down the idea.

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Lights Off was released on DVD as part of "Doctor Who: Series 10, Part 1" on November 3.

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