9. The Directors Alas, still no Peter Jackson, who's still recovering from somehow managing to turn a breezy 300-page kids book into a sprawling seven-and-a-half hour trilogy, but there's plenty of talent behind the camera to get excited about. The biggest news on the directing front is that Hettie Macdonald is returning to the show, after helming her one and only episode to date back in 2007. The reason to be excited is that episode was arguably the best since Doctor Who came back to our screens: Blink. Other good news is that Rachel Talalay, who directed the series 8 two-part finale, will once again be directing the final two episodes. The plan had initially been for her to direct episodes earlier in the season, but scheduling conflicts meant that she's now once again at the back end of the series. Based on the quality of last year's finale, that's definitely worked out for the best. The rest of the names are all new to Doctor Who, including: Daniel O'Hara (Being Human), Justin Molotnikov (Merlin), Daniel Nettheim (Humans), and Ed Bazalgette (Poldark), each of whom will hopefully be bringing something fresh and different to the show.
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