After the jaw-dropping cliff-hanger in The Doctor Falls, thoughts have already turned to the Christmas special, and no doubt very soon the identity of the next Doctor will be revealed.
Series 10 is already becoming old news. So before we open this next exciting chapter in Doctor Who’s history, let’s take a look back over each one of this year’s episodes. How do they compare to each other? Which (if any) were clunkers and which will be remembered as classics?
Rating a series of such high quality was never going to be an easy task. With one or two notable exceptions this list was very much a moveable feast with little to choose between the series’ best episodes.
The rationale behind the final decisions here are as objective as is possible. If episodes were listed purely in order of enjoyment, it’s likely that there'd a quite different order. Instead episodes are judged on a range of factors, including though not limited to: The script; direction; design; message; acting; legacy; emotional impact; and its place in the series arc.
There will be a few surprises in these selections, with one fan favourite languishing towards the bottom and a much criticised episode near the top, but that’s the beauty of a show which can be so completely different from one week to the next – there’s usually something for everyone.