After a year's absence, Doctor Who finally returns to our screens for a new full-length season this April. It's a massively important one, too. As well as seeing the introduction of new companion Bill, played by newcomer Pearl Mackie, Series 10 will be the last run of both incumbent Doctor Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat.
More than usual, then, this needs to be a terrific season, not only to give Bill a strong first - or possibly only - year on the show, but to act as a final bow for both Capaldi and Moffat - one that could go someway to fixing the uneven quality which their era of the show has endured. Let's face it: despite Capaldi giving it his all and the odd brilliant script from Moffat, the Twelfth Doctor's tenure has had its ups - some very amazing ups, mind you - and its downs.
If Series 10 is to be a worthy finale for the current regeneration of Doctor Who, there are a few things that have to happen in the new season, particularly in the areas of tone, characterisation, story arcs, and the screentime of Matt Lucas.