The TARDIS goes a bit off course, depositing the time travelers in 17th century English village of Bilehurst Cragg, ruled over by Becka Savage, the widow of the local landowner… just as Becka is about to have an accused witch drowned before the entire assembled population of the village. The Doctor interferes, but is too late to save the woman accused of witchcraft. When Becka Savage promises to try the time travelers as witches themselves, the Doctor (with a little help from the psychic paper) tries to take control of the situation by assuming the guise of the “Witchfinder General”, only to be upstaged when King James himself shows up. He promises to help Becka Savage drive Satan (and anyone she thinks might be a witch) from Bilehurst Cragg. Yaz helps the granddaughter of the executed woman bury her body, only to see tentacle-like appendages emerge from the grave. When she tells the Doctor, the hunt is on for whatever alien influence is causing even the King himself to suspect that witches are widespread among the villagers…as well as the hunt for the answer of why there’s no historical record of Bilehurst Cragg.
Cast: Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien), Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan), Alan Cumming (King James), Siobhan Finneran (Becka Savage), Tilly Steele (Willa Twiston), Tricia Kelly (Old Mother Twiston), Arthur Kay (Smithy), Stavros Demetraki (Alfonso)
LogBook entry by Earl Green