For Tonight We Might Die


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For Tonight We Might Die

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Greg Austin (Charlie), Fady Elsayed (Ram), Sophie Hopkins (April), Vivian Oparah (Tanya), Katherine Kelly (Miss Quill), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage), Pooja Shah (Miss Shah), Kevin (Alex Leak), Laura June Hudson (Mrs Linderhof), Santam Bhogal (Counter Clerk), Ellie James (Student 1), Moses Adejimi (Student 2), Assay Hagos (Student 3), Shalisha James-Davis (Student 4), Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jordan Renzo (Matteusz), Ben Peel (Coach Dawson), Shannon Murray (Jackie), Aaron Neil (Varun), Natasha Gordon (Vivian), Anna Shaffer (Rachel)


Written by Patrick Ness
Directed by Ed Bazalgette
Produced by Derek Richie


When Coal Hill School comes under attack from deadly monsters, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them. But this incursion is only the beginning..


  • For Tonight We Might Die was the first episode. The show was cancelled however Big Finish will be reviving on audio
  • The Twelfth Doctor’s second sonic screwdriver appears. (Hell Bent), (The Husbands of River Song), (Haunted)
  • The Twelfth Doctor notes that he previously served as caretaker at Coal Hill School. (The Caretaker) It has previously been established that, while he has erased most of his memories of Clara, he still remembers at least basic information about their adventures together. (Hell Bent)
  • The Twelfth Doctor again acknowledges that the Coal Hill School area has an excess of artron energy, (The Caretaker) due to it having a long history of time travel. (An Unearthly Child)
  • the Twelfth Doctor says he has a soft spot for people who are the last of their species, referring to how he once thought he was the last of his. (RoseThe Day of the Doctor)
  • A list of the dead appears to have some names that The Doctor knew died or disappeared from the school. (An Unearthly Child, Remembrance of the Daleks, Dark Water/Death in Heaven, Face the Raven)
    The list includes the names of both Danny Pink and Clara Oswald, the latter of whom The Doctor is drawn to despite his memory of her having been erased.
  • The Twelfth Doctor says he loves darts. He had previously revealed he belonged to a darts team with the Brothers Grimm. (Heaven Sent)
  • The Shadow Kin calls the Twelfth Doctor“the great destruction of the universe”. The Twelfth Doctor was since at least his seventh incarnation called”the Oncoming Storm”, (Love and War) as was the name”the Destroyer of Worlds”. (Afterlife) In his eleventh incarnation, the Daleks called him”the Predator “. (Asylum of the Daleks)
  • The Twelfth Doctor rhetorically asks”why avenge genocide with genocide?” Having seen Dalek Caan’s extermination of the Human-Daleks, the Tenth Doctor previously refused to “cause another ” genocide when confronting the last Dalek in existence. (Evolution of the Daleks)
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