Madame Vastra, the fabled Lizard Woman of Paternoster Row, knew death in many shapes and forms. But perhaps one of the most bizarre of these was death by snow…
On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman – and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins to bleed…
The search for answers to this impossible event will plunge Harry into the most hazardous – and exhilarating – adventure of his life. He will encounter a hideous troll. He will dine with a mysterious parlour maid. And he will help The Great Detective, Madame Vastra, save the world from the terrifying Devil in the Smoke.
Also: here’s the Tumblr of the artist who illustrated the cover:
A few weeks ago I designed the cover for the new Doctor Who BBC e-book, ‘Devil in the Smoke’ (a prequel to the Christmas Special). It is published on 18 December.
it’s Christmas and the world is ending
we’ve done it
we’ve actually teleported ourselves into an episode of Doctor Who
via the BBC Doctor Who Blog:
Can the Doctor escape from this one?Earlier this year we asked who you would like to see the Doctor meet in a future adventure. We were delighted by the huge number of responses and the enormous breadth of your suggestions.
The most popular ‘nominees’ ranged from Florence Nightingale to Nikola Tesla with writers, scientists and soldiers all having their champions. We were forced to discount characters who were fictional, so Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson had to be left in Baker Street and similarly, people we’ve already seen the Doctor encounter were eliminated, which meant figures like Shakespeare were barred.
In the end, Doctor Who’s Executive Producer Caro Skinner sifted through the most popular suggestions and picked the person from history whom the Time Lord would meet in our seasonal short story… It’s the master escapologist, Harry Houdini!
And so in the 2012 Adventure Calendar’s festive tale the Doctor will encounter Houdini… The short story was written by Joseph Lidster and is called Doctor Who: Houdini and The Space Cuckoos. It’s available to download and read, exclusively from this site!
“…the last winter of humankind.”
Matt was obsessed with the Gummi Bears cartoon. That is all.
The new TARDIS will be revealed in the Christmas episode, Doctor Who: The Snowmen
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It’s called the Brit List’s ‘Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists’.
It’s hosted by this guy:
And this gal:
And it contains a whole lotta listicles as voted on by Whovians worldwide.
During the breaks they’ll show brand new interviews with Matt, Jenna, and Steven along with the BBC America broadcast premiere of the two Doctor Who prequels to The Snowmen: The Great Detective and Vastra Investigates.
Doctor Who - The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
AT LAST, our Doctor Who special edition Instagrim!!
We finally have a date for New Zealand.
Details for Germany coming soon.
For the other announced dates:
Doctor Who: The Snowmen premieres Christmas Day!
UK - 5:15pm on BBC One
Canada - 9E/6P on Space (Canada)
Australia - Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December 2012 at 7.30pm on ABC1
Apologies for the unavoidable autoplay.
The above is just a clip. We highly suggest listening to the entire show here (Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman come in around 1:36:00.)
Click through to view.
Super mildly spoilerish but really good interview with Steven Moffat from BBC Radio 2. The interview begins at the 13:00 mark.
The audio file won’t be up for long so be sure to listen to it soon or grab the direct mp3 download here.