Television Review

Doctor Who: ‘Rogue’ — a fun, flirtatious, fanciful adventure

The Doctor and Ruby land in 1813, where guests at a duchess’s party are being murdered and a mysterious bounty hunter called Rogue is about to change The Doctor’s life forever.

Dan Owen
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5 min readJun 10, 2024

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TThere have been a lot of “unusual” episodes this season, which go against the grain of what a typical Doctor Who story is; the limited locations of “Boom”, the almost Doctor-less “73 Yards”, and “Dot and Bubble” only having The Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) and Ruby (Millie Gibson) physically in a scene for the denouement. So it’s great to have an episode like “Rogue” shake things up, which was a fun romp of the type you expect from the show most weeks. It’s just a shame that only having eight episodes means these bread-and-butter episodes have become the exception, not the norm.

“Rogue”, written by Kate Herron (Loki) and Briony Redman, is a love letter to costume dramas, particularly inspired by the buzz around Netflix’s Bridgerton in recent times. The Doctor and Ruby are attending a grand ball in 1813, dancing the…

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Dan Owen
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Freelance writer and TV addict raised on films • Socials and links: https://linktr.ee/danowen