I’d already started work on a story about one of those idealised Victorian mill communities and tailored it to suit Diana and Rachael. I wanted to do a properly northern Who – it’s underexplored in the show – and Diana used her native Doncaster accent for the first time!

I wanted the adventure to feel very distinctive and it really does. A lurid, Victorian penny-dreadful with Vastra, Jenny and Strax and ’orrible murder. It’s very me!
Mark Gatiss on working with Dame Diana Rigg and her daughter Rachael Stirling on The Crimson Horror

Preview images from this Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who: The Crimson Horror

We’ll be posting the more spoilery ones later behind a ‘Read More’ link.

If you haven’t seen the trailer, watch it here.




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