Doctor Who Seaso10: Thin Ice Preview

Our first historical adventure of the season finds Bill and the Doctor on the Thames in the middle of London’s “Little Ice Age.”

Since the TARDIS declined to take Bill and the Doctor home last week, they’ll just have to keep adventuring! Last week took them far into the future, to one of the human colonies settled in the 23rd century. This Saturday, they find themselves flung into the past–1814, as the dialogue helpfully explains–during the period known as Europe’s “Little Ice Age.”

Here’s the synopsis:

In Regency England, beneath the frozen Thames, something is stirring. The Doctor and Bill arrive at the last of the great frost fairs, and find themselves investigating a string of impossible disappearances – people have been vanishing on the ice! Bill is about to discover that the past is more like her world than she expected, and that not all monsters come from outer space…

We have two clips, neither of which give all that much away heading into this week’s adventure–other than they don’t stay topside on the icy Thames for very long.

Meanwhile, for those who want to know more about the world we’ve just dropped into at the end of last week….

Is there anything more wonderful that Bill saying “I have questions!”? I would posit there is not. Also, I like that we’re continuing with the “having to reason with the TARDIS” line of thought. Perhaps the reason she isn’t taking them home is because she was bored of sitting in that office all day too?

As always there are a ton and a half of photographs in the gallery at the end of this post. But before we hit those, let’s have the cast (and Moffat) talk a little bit about what we can expect on this adventure.

By the way, Sarah Dollard’s last outing for Doctor Who was last year’s stunner of an episode “Face The Raven.” So I’m expecting great things here.

“Bit more black than they show in the movies.” I swear to god, they’ve just called everyone out, from Hollywood to the BBC, for whitewashing.

“Thin Ice” airs tomorrow on BBC One at 7:20pm BST and on BBC America at 9pm EST.


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