The first two episodes of Doctor Who spin off Class are now up on the BBC3 segment of iPlayer. The theme music is Up All Night by Alex Clare which sits uncomfortably over titles that are a mash-up of Doctor Who, The Tomorrow People, Orphan Black and a Goldfrapp video.

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Apart from rifts and the odd reference to UNIT, I’m not sure what Class gains from Doctor Who. It could just as easily be a spin off from Grange Hill or Waterloo Road. Or a straight launch in its own right. That said Peter Capaldi’s pro forma cameo is great fun.

The second episode is more of its own beast (pun intended) but I can imagine an uneasy balance between monster of the week and the ongoing story arcs.