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The Snowmen 

London, 1892. Snow is evolving, turning into icy monstrosities, but this is no concern for the Doctor whose given up trying to save the universe, leaving it to a clever young governess named Clara to save the day.


Saul Metzstein


Steven Moffat, Steven Moffat (showrunner)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)
Tom Ward ... Captain Latimer
Richard E. Grant ... Dr. Simeon
Catrin Stewart ... Jenny
Neve McIntosh ... Madame Vastra
Dan Starkey ... Strax
Joseph Darcey-Alden Joseph Darcey-Alden ... Digby
Ellie Darcey-Alden ... Francesca
Liz White ... Alice
Jim Conway Jim Conway ... Uncle Josh
Cameron Strefford Cameron Strefford ... Walter
Annabelle Dowler ... Walter's Mother
Ben Addis ... Bob Chilcott
Sophie Miller-Sheen Sophie Miller-Sheen ... Clara's Friend


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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The series was in the process of relocating from its former studio facilities at Upper Boat to its new permanent home at Roath Lock in Cardiff Bay. There was no way to preserve the TARDIS set designed by Edward Thomas for Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour (2010), and so this became an opportunity to give the current production designer, Michael Pickwoad, the chance to leave his own mark on the TARDIS interior. Steven Moffat indicated that he wanted to move away from the organic feel of recent console room sets and instead embrace the idea of the TARDIS as a machine, citing in particular the look of the time machine during the 1970s. See more »


When the Doctor and Clara are running away from the ice-governess and climb the stairs to his Tardis, they start climbing the stairs clock-wise, then climb it anti-clockwise when they get near the top, even thought the ice governess is still climbing them clockwise. The stairs literally flip the opposite way. See more »


Strax: It's the human male from the institute. What's he doing here? Suggest we melt his brain using projectile acid vision then interrogate him.
[Vastra & Jenny look at Strax]
Strax: . Other way round.
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Referenced in Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor (2013) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Nearly best Christmas episode ever!
25 December 2012 | by lobequadratSee all my reviews

Sound, interesting story (well, besides some "scarf issues" = inconsistencies in clothes that appear "out of the dark"). Nicely shaped characters. The doctor has a new companion. A companion he already met before in form of a Dalek. The question is if she is able to substitute Amy and(!) Rory? We'll see ...

Still more a child story ... but the Doctor is slowly getting old ... aehm ... growing up.

This current episode continues the improved animation effects that started in the last two series in comparison to current US series.

Can't wait for the story to continue in April next year.

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