The media reaction to episode three, The Unquiet Dead, has been overwhelmingly positive.
The Herald called the plot “ingenious stuff” while the Guardian contains a gushing review by Rupert Smith in which he describes Mark Gatiss’s script as “a rich stew of genuine horror and gleeful clich�,”
As previously reported, the BBC made much of their third ratings victory over Ant & Dec. The official Doctor Who website notes that their “inbox was flooded with praise from parents gleefully reporting their offspring still cowering behind various soft furnishings”.
The ratings victory is also mentioned in The Guardian’s regular look at the weekend’s overnight figures.
Meanwhile The Sun has picked Casanova as their best drama for the day and calls the acting “top-class”. The piece says David Tennant, possible 10th Doctor, “oozes charisma as the younger Casanova”.