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Series 1
8 episodes comprising 7 stories
starting with For Tonight We Might Die
Class logo
Class series 1 promo
Regular characters: Charlie
April
Ram
Tanya
Miss Quill
Main enemy: Corakinus, Shadow Kin
Key crew
Executive producer(s): Steven Moffat
Patrick Ness
Brian Minchin
Producer(s): Derek Ritchie
Series details
Start date: 22 October 2016
End date: 3 December 2016
Premiere network: BBC Three
Typical episode length: 45'
Main DWM coverage in issues: 505
Official trailer
Class Trailer (Official)01:51

Class Trailer (Official)

Another official trailer
Things are gonna change around Class Trailer - BBC Three01:28

Things are gonna change around Class Trailer - BBC Three

Behind the scenes video
Patrick Ness Introduces Class01:30

Patrick Ness Introduces Class


The first series of Class was announced on 1 October 2015 as an eight episode young adult spinoff set in Coal Hill School, that was streamed on BBC Three in 2016. This was the fifth Doctor Who television spinoff after K9 and Company, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and K9 and the first spinoff to premiere online rather than on a traditional television channel.

Class was created by Patrick Ness, who previously wrote the tie-in short story, Tip of the Tongue, for the show's fiftieth anniversary. Ness revealed he would exclusively write all eight episodes and that the series would air the following autumn.[1] He further revealed there would be "no Clara" and that Class would "definitely air in America".[2] In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ness said he has been asked to bring back many fan favourites since the series was announced, but he wants to create something new. He also confirmed the Weeping Angels would not feature in the series.[3]

In a Radio Times interview Ness stated "the main character is someone brand new" and, with regard to whether the Twelfth Doctor would appear, he teased, "I can neither yet confirm nor deny. But I'm a big Peter Capaldi fan, let's put it that way."[4] Radio Times reported a "source close to the production" said, "don't be surprised if Peter pops up".[5] On 6 September 2016, the Mirror confirmed that Capaldi would show up in the opening episode, along with a gay sex scene further into the series.[6]

The first episode was shown at the Class World Premiere in Shoreditch in London on 20 October 2016.[7]

Class began airing on 22 October 2016, with its first two episodes, exactly 10 years after the airdate of Torchwood's first two episodes, Everything Changes and Day One.

Cast Edit

Recurring Edit

Guest Edit

Production Edit

The series began filming on 4 April 2016 and wrapped on 2 September 2016. The three first episodes in the series were directed by Ed Bazalgette, who directed the Doctor Who episodes The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived. Philippa Langdale and Wayne Che Yip directed two episodes each, whilst Julian Holmes directed the finale.

Blair Mowat composed the score for the series.

The working title of the first episode of the series was The Prom.[8]

Television stories Edit

# Title Writer Director Notes
1 For Tonight We Might Die Patrick Ness Ed Bazalgette Guest appearance from the Twelfth Doctor. First appearances of Charlie, April, Ram, Tanya, Matteusz and Miss Quill. First appearance of the Shadow Kin and Corakinus.
2 The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo Patrick Ness Ed Bazalgette Death of Mr Armitage.
3 Nightvisiting Patrick Ness Ed Bazalgette The Lankin takes the form of Jasper Adeola, Rachel Chapman and Orla'ath. Matteusz moves in with Charlie.
4 Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart Patrick Ness Philippa Langdale Part one. Return of Corakinus. First appearance of Huw MacLean.
April develops Shadow Kin powers.
5 Brave-ish Heart Patrick Ness Philippa Langdale Part two. April and Ram travel off-world. Charlie almost uses the Cabinet of Souls. Corakinus severs the anchor, making April lose her powers.
6 Detained Patrick Ness Wayne Che Yip First trip off Earth all together: outside of time and space.
7 The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did Patrick Ness Wayne Che Yip Miss Quill gets her arn removed. Takes place during Detained.
8 The Lost Patrick Ness Julian Holmes Introduction of Room M17 and the Chair of the Governors.
Return of the Shadow Kin. Corakinus kills Varun Singh and Vivian Adeola.
Charlie uses the Cabinet of Souls to kill off all the Shadow Kin, destroying the Underneath. April's consciousness is transferred to Corakinus' body.
First appearance of the Weeping Angels in Class.

Digital distribution Edit

Simultaneously with more traditional channels of distribution, series 1 of Class was made available for purchase on several online streaming platforms, also in some countries outside the initial broadcast range. Generally, the episodes were made available online on the same day they were premiered on BBC Three. Series 1 was available on:

The release of Series 1 in US digital stores was postponed until the BBC America broadcast of the show, due for 2017.

Aliens and enemies Edit

Rumours Edit

Novels Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. Patrick Ness (1 October 2015). Patrick Ness' Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved on 5 October 2015.
  2. Patrick Ness (1 October 2015). Patrick Ness' Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved on 5 October 2015.
  3. Megan Lewis (8 October 2015). Doctor Who spin-off Class boss Patrick Ness aims to 'shock you with something new'. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 8 October 2015.
  4. Huw Fullerton (5 November 2015). Doctor Who spin-off Class will focus on "brand new" characters, says creator - but will Peter Capaldi appear?. Radio Times. Retrieved on 11 November 2015.
  5. Ben Dowell (29 February 2016). Doctor Who spin-off Class to start filming in April with Peter Capaldi set to 'pop up' in new show. Radio Times. Retrieved on 4 April 2016.
  6. http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/doctor-who-fans-rejoice-doctor-8775385
  7. 6 Things You Need to Know About Class. BBC. Retrieved on 22 October 2016.
  8. https://twitter.com/bbc_class_fans/status/726092526311104512
  9. http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-09-01/could-the-doctor-who-christmas-special-be-a-class-crossover