Doctor Who season 7 spoiler pics
Warning, plenty of spoilers lay ahead for the currently-filming season 7 episode starring Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling...
Warning: this news story contains plot and character spoilers.
Anybody who wants to go in cold to the currently-filming Mark Gatiss-scripted episode of Doctor Who had best go and put the kettle on, because thanks to Ryan Farrell and the good people at Bleeding Cool, spoilers lie below.
We now have a name for the episode that's currently being filmed (the ninth in the new run and due to air in early 2013), it's called The Crimson Horror, and it's set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Sweetville.
So far,so Gatiss (with a bit of Dickensian irony thrown in with that village name, we're thinking).
We've known since the beginning of the week that Dame Diana Rigg is guest starring in The Crimson Horror, and now her character name has appeared: Mrs Gillyflower, a woman with a dark secret known to the inhabitants of Sweetville as "the Ice Lady", who does something dastardly to new companion Clara that the Doctor (aided by a couple of old friends) has to reverse.
Now the old friends. It seems that the rumour mill was churning out the good stuff, as we can see below that Neve McIntosh is back in her full Madame Vastra finery, and she's joined by the reappearance of another of the Doctor's alien pals: Sontaran Strax (Dan Starkey) in this incarnation sporting a dapper wing tip collar and tie.
It's also been revealed that Sweetville's match factory, which goes by the bame of Brightwell and Hyman, is a place regarded suspiciously by the locals, and will play a part in the episode's story.
Lastly, Rachael Stirling's character (Miss Gillyflower we presume?), has been spotted on set wearing prosthetics that show her to have a burnt face. So that's fire, ice, two aliens, and some crimson horror, any guesses as to how they're all tied together?