London, 1892. Snow is trying to evolve, feeding off of the nightmares of a little girl. But the Doctor has given up on saving the world. It is up to a young governess named Clara to convince him, with just one word, to save the day.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Clara (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Joseph Darcey-Alden ...
Ellie Darcey-Alden ...
Jim Conway ...
Cameron Strefford ...
Sophie Miller-Sheen ...


The Doctor is living in 1892 London, still despondent over the loss of his friends. He has no interest in what is happening in the world even after he learns that the snow is strangely sentient and can form into rather vicious snowmen. A local barmaid, Clara, is intrigued by the Doctor and he is soon intrigued by her when it turns out she also works as a governess caring for Captain Latimer's two children. Together, they fight Dr. Simeon who has known the evil snowmen since he was a child. The Doctor is shocked when he realizes that he's met Clara before....and will no doubt meet her again. Written by garykmcd

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Steven Moffat was also uncertain about an epilogue featuring the 2013 version of Clara, which appeared and disappeared between several drafts. When it was finally decided to preserve this scene, a false ending was concocted to safeguard the surprise; this saw Vastra and Jenny comment on how the events of the story had reinvigorated the Doctor. See more »


In the beginning scene when Clara is running after The Doctor's carriage she rips the shawl off her back and throws it on the ground. In following scenes as she is running the shawl is clearly on her back. See more »


Strax: Sir, permission to express my opposition to your current apathy.
The Doctor: Permission granted.
Strax: Sir, I am opposed to your current apathy.
The Doctor: Thank you Strax. And if I'm ever in the need of advice from a psychotic potato dwarf, you'll certainly be the first to know.
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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Brilliant Episode
5 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Snowmen is another great Doctor Who episode. Jenna Coleman is a very good actress, and her interactions with the Doctor were very good. The special effects were great, too. I loved when she first went inside the TARDIS, the music was great and the direction was also on point. The script was very good, and I was shocked when she died. I really enjoyed this episode. One thing is that the snow villain and the Great intelligence weren't that threatening. Otherwise it was a great episode.


Very enjoyable- (funny, dramatic, and emotional all-in-one.)

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