The last time we saw him, the brand-new Doctor was clinging to the Tardis controls, asking “Do you know how to fly this thing?” But what happened next?
Those famous engines are roaring in the sky. The madman in the box has never looked madder, and Clara Oswald has never been so scared. The time of Capaldi is upon us!
In late-1890s London, swashbuckling detectives Vastra, Jenny and Strax are summoned to the banks of the Thames for a big surprise, and then an even bigger one. A new Doctor is in town, with mayhem in his wake. As Clara struggles to recognise the man she thought she knew so well, killers stalk the capital. A slaughterhouse restaurant and a buried spaceship lead the Doctor into a confrontation with a long-forgotten foe… but how far is this new man ready to go to protect his friends? (Steven Moffat)
Sci-fi adventure, starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Neve McIntosh, Dan Starkey, Catrin Stewart, Peter Ferdinando, Paul Hickey, Michelle Gomez and Matt Smith.
After an eight-month wait, the Doctor is back in an intelligent story written by Moffat. I had the pleasure of having already watched it twice to savour it. Some people found it slow, but it’s set in Victorian London and the narrative rhythm seems good to me for this period. I was happy to meet again Vastra, Jenny and Strax as they help Clara to deal with the Doctor’s new face. Matt Smith’s cameo was not really essential to the story but it was a delight to see him again as he will be so missed … Peter Capaldi gave us a brilliant beginning and I’m looking forward to watching him dealing with the Dalecks in next week’s episode.