New Series Episode 142:


The Pope summons the Doctor to the Vatican. For centuries, its library of banned and blasphemous texts, the Haereticum, has contained a volume called Veritas -- “truth” -- written in a lost tongue. Recently Veritas has been translated, but every person who has read it has taken their own life. The Pope asks the Doctor to read Veritas himself, and get to the bottom of the rash of suicides. No sooner does the TARDIS arrive in Rome, however, than the Doctor learns that the text of Veritas has been e-mailed across the globe, and the body count is starting to rise.



  • Forthcoming.

Original Transmission
Date 20th May 2017
Time 7.27pm
Duration 48'43"
Viewers (more) 5.5m (20th)
· BBC1/HD 5.5m
· iPlayer t/b/a
Appreciation 82%

The Doctor
Peter Capaldi
Matt Lucas
Pearl Mackie
Michelle Gomez
Jennifer Hennessy
Cardinal Angelo
Corrado Invernizzi
The Pope
Joseph Long
Ronke Adekoluejo
Ivanno Jeremiah
Fransesco Martino
Pentagon Woman
Alana Maria
Laurent Maurel
Jamie Hill
Voice of the Monk
Tim Bentinck

Written by
Steven Moffat
Directed by
Daniel Nettheim
Produced by
Peter Bennett

Stunt Coordinator
Crispin Layfield
Stunt Performer
Troy Kenchington
Ailsa Berk
1st Assistant Director
Fletcher Rodley
2nd Assistant Director
James DeHaviland
3rd Assistant Director
Christopher J Thomas
Assistant Directors
Rhun Llewelyn
Lauren Pate
Unit Drivers
Sean Evans
Paul Watkins
Location Manager
Iwan Roberts
Unit Manager
Beccy Jones
Production Manager
Adam Knopf
Production Coordinator
Sandra Cosfeld
Assistant Production Coordinator
Nicola Chance
Production Assistants
Virginia Bonet
Jamie Shaw
Assistant Accountant
Matthew Fisher
Art Department Accountant
Bethan Griffiths
Script Supervisor
Nicki Coles
Script Executive
Lindsey Alford
Script Editor
Emma Genders
Camera Operator
Mark McQuoid
Focus Pullers
Jonathan Vidgen
Elhein De Wet
Camera Assistants
Gethin Williams
Drew Marsden
Dan Patounas
John Robinson
Assistant Grip
Sean Cronin
Sound Maintenance Engineers
Tam Shoring
Christopher Goding
Mark Hutchings
Best Boy
Andy Gardiner
Gawain Nash
Gareth Sheldon
Bob Milton
Sion Davies
Andrew Williams
Supervising Art Director
Paul Spriggs
Art Director
Tim Overson
Standby Art Director
Christina Tom
Set Decorator
Adrian Anscombe
Production Buyer
Jen Saguaro
Prop Buyers
Jo Pearce
Charlotte Lailey de Ville
Matt Sanders
Prop Master
Paul Smith
Props Chargehand
Kyle Belmont
Standby Props
Matt Ireland
Jonathan Barclay
Prop Hands
Scott Howe
Nigel Magni
Matt Watts
Jamie Southcott
Concept Artist
Darren Fereday
Graphic Artist
Lawrence Hearn
Graphics Assistant
Jack Bowes
Standby Carpenter
Paul Jones
Shadow Scaffolding
Standby Rigger
Colin Toms
Practical Electricians
Callum Alexander
Austin Curtis
Props Driver
Gareth Fox
Construction Manager
Terry Horle
Construction Chargehand
Dean Tucker
Chargehand Carpenter
John Sinnott
Tim Burke
Keith Richards
Matt Ferry
Campbell Frazer
Chris Daniels
Joe Painter
George Rees
Alan Jones
Dan Berrow
Mike Venables
Tom Berrow
Construction Driver
Jonathan Tylke
Construction Labourer
Jason Tylke
Head Scenic Artist
Clive Clarke
Steve Nelms
John Nelms
Paul Murray
Debby McShane
Model Makers
Alan Hardy
Jamie Thomas
Assistant Costume Designer
Zoe Howerska
Costume Supervisor
Kat Willis
Costume Assistants
Rebecca Cunningham
Leila Headon
Jenny Tindle
Make-up Supervisor
James Spinks
Make-up Artists
Megan Bowes
Lolly Goodship
Unit Medic
Glyn Evans
Casting Associate
Ri McDaid-Wren
Casting Assistant
Louis Constantine
Business Affairs Executive
Carol Griggs
Assistant Editors
Becky Trotman
David Davies
VFX Editor
Dan Rawlings
Post Production Coordinator
Hannah Jones
Dubbing Mixer
Mark Ferda
ADR Editor
Matthew Cox
Dialogue Editor
Darran Clement
Sound Effects Editor
Harry Barnes
Foley Editor
Simon Clement
Foley Artist
Julie Ankerson
BBC Wales Graphics
Title Concept
Billy Hanshaw
Online Editors
Geraint Pari Huws
Mark Hardyman
Assistant Online Editor
Christine Kelly
Gareth Spensley
Music Conducted & Orchestrated By
Alastair King
Music Mixed By
Jake Jackson
Music Recorded By
Gerry O'Riordan
Music Score Assistant
Jack Sugden
Original Theme Music
Ron Grainer
With Thanks to
National Orchestra of Wales
Casting Director
Andy Pryor CDG
Head of Production
Gordon Ronald
Production Executive
Tracie Simpson
Post Production Supervisor
Samantha Price
Production Accountant
Simon Wheeler
Sound Recordist
Deian Llŷr Humphreys
Costume Designer
Hayley Nebauer
Make-up Designer
Barbara Southcott
Murray Gold
Visual Effects
Special Effects
Real SFX
Special Creature Effects & Prosthetics
Millennium FX
Xavier Russell
Production Designer
Michael Pickwoad
Director of Photography
Ashley Rowe
Line Producer
Steffan Morris
Executive Producers
Steven Moffat
Brian Minchin

Updated 30th May 2017