LEGEND OF THE SEA DEVILS will air this Easter Sunday! This is the second of a trio of specials airing in 2022. Jodie Whittaker’s final feature-length Special will transmit in autumn 2022 as part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations.

Doctor Who is returning to TV soon for Jodie Whittaker‘s penultimate episode, Legend of the Sea Devils, and we now have a confirmed time and length for the swashbuckling adventure.

The episode is set to see the Doctor joined by Mandip Gill’s Yaz and John Bishop’s Dan for an adventure in 19th century China, where they take on fearsome pirate queen Madame Ching (Crystal Yu) and the Sea Devils.

The special is set to air at 7:10pm on BBC One, Sunday 17th April 2022, and will be on until 8pm, making it a 50-minute episode.

This will make the episode a fairly standard length for an episode during Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall’s tenure, which increased from 45 to 50 minutes in 2018 (with some episodes including season premieres and finales clocking in at an hour or longer).

To commemorate the event, the BBC brought Nathan Evans, the TikTok star who helped popularize the Sea Shanty craze in 2020, to give his take on The Wellerman, Doctor Who style.

There’s something just hauntingly beautiful about the simplicity of sea shanties, and this one just gives us chills.


And naturally, we couldn’t snag this one for you without adding the song to the SCIFI.radio playlist. Think about it: how many radio stations would do something like that for you? Consider becoming a patron.

Musician and TikTok star Nathan Evans puts a shanty spin on the Doctor’s next sea-faring adventure!


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