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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25 December 2012 (UK)  »

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Vastra, Jenny, and Stax first appear in Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes to War (2011) See more »


When The Doctor helps Clara out the window on the roof and they fall over his hand goes from being in the center of her back to on her waist between shots. See more »


The Doctor: [to Strax] Where is it?
Strax: Where's what, sir?
The Doctor: I sent you to get the memory worm.
Strax: Did you? When?
[referring to Clara]
Strax: Who's he? What are we doing here? Look, it's been snowing.
The Doctor: You didn't use the gauntlets, did you?
Strax: Why would I need the gauntlets? Do you want me to get the memory worm?
The Doctor: [muttering] You...
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Referenced in Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS (2013) See more »


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Music by Franz Gruber
Whistled by Matt Smith
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A fine Christmas episode, fun and clever
25 December 2012 | by (England) – See all my reviews

A really fun and entertaining episode of dr who, Matt Smith is excellent and the new assistant, soufle girl, looks very comfortable in the role. There seems to be a really good chemistry between Matt and Jenna Louise which bodes well for the future series. I also liked the new interior design of the tardis, quite retro looking which is an improvement on the old fire escape look. Not sure about the new title sequence, should never have changed that anyway. The concept of snow having an alien intelligence is certainly original and having Ian Mckellan as the alien voice is certainly a marvellous bonus. The makeup for the aliens is definitely improving, the lizard woman is very well done.

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