Series Doctor Who
Season 10/36, Episode 2
Doctor Who 2005 10x02 001
Air date April 22nd, 2017
Writers Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Director Lawrence Gough
Producers Peter Bennett; Brian Minchin; Steven Moffat
Starring Peter Capaldi; Pearl Mackie; Matt Lucas
Episode guide
"The Pilot"
"Thin Ice"

"Smile" is the second episode of season ten of the relaunch of the British cult classic sci-fi series Doctor Who. It is the 836th episode of the entire franchise. It was directed by Lawrence Gough with a script written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. It first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom and BBC America in the United States on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 9:00 pm.

Cast Edit

Starring Edit

Actor Role
Peter Capaldi The Doctor
Pearl Mackie Bill Potts
Matt Lucas Nardole

Guest Starring Edit

Actor Role
Kaizer Akhtar Praiseworthy
Mina Anwar Goodthing
Kiran L. Dadlani Kezzia
Craig Garner Emojibot
Ralf Little Steadfast
Kiran Shah Emojibot
Kalungi Ssebandeke Nate

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This series is rated TV-PG.
  • This episode was filmed at the City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia.
  • As per this episode, the Doctor is over 2,000-years-old.
  • This is the first appearance of the Vardies, who are the micro-bot builders of this world, and the Emojibots, which are the humanoid caretakers.
  • Bill Potts expresses some design ideas for the TARDIS in this episode, including moving the chairs closer to the central console, and adding a steering wheel.

Quotes Edit

  • The Doctor: You don't steer the TARDIS. You negotiate with it.


  • The Doctor: There's a giant smiley abattoir over there, and I'm having this very childish impulse to blow it up. Be right back.


  • Bill Potts: Why are you Scottish?
  • The Doctor: I'm not Scottish, I'm just cross.
  • Bill Potts: Is there a Scotland in space?
  • The Doctor: They're all over the place, demanding independence from every planet they land on.


  • The Doctor: They are expecting the new Garden of Eden. What they are not expecting is to be fertilizer.


  • The Doctor: Between here and my office, before the kettle boils, is everything that ever happened or ever will.

See also Edit


The World of Doctor Who

Doctor Who miscellaneous

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