“A brilliant episode, full of warmth and humanity.” Read on for the verdict on the weekend’s TV.

Doctor Who

Doctor Who, BBC1

“Steven Moffat’s finale to the current series is a brilliant episode, full of warmth and humanity to counteract the goosebumps.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“All I could see was actors acting frightened before a selection of garden ornaments, and a BBC accountant whooping at the savings in CGI.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

Servants: the True Story of Life Below Stairs, BBC2

“The promise that Dr Pamela Cox was going ‘to dispel the nostalgia and fantasies that we have about domestic service’ turned out to be a bit of a millstone around her neck. Because what she had to tell us broadly seemed to align with what we’ve already learned from Downton Abbey.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

“Cox was most shocked by a book of prayers for servants that asked God to make them ‘content to be poor and lonely in their work’. I was most shocked by the vivacity and literacy of the journals written by servants trapped in a system that allowed no social mobility whatsoever.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

The Thick of It, BBC2

“The lines are so good I immediately watched the whole thing through again.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home, Channel 4

“From turning sand into window panes to breaking down rabbit skins with buckets of wee, it’s one glorious, messy outdoor adventure.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express