Matt Smith as the Doctor at Christmas!

Snow at Christmas…?

Matt Smith as the Doctor at Christmas!

It’s an idea that’s so obvious, you wonder why it hasn’t really been done before: the Doctor looks set to meet deadly snowmen in this year’s Christmas special!

(No, we’re not classing The Abominable Snowmen as featuring deadly snowmen, as the Yeti doesn’t really count – but is this a hint at the return of the Great Intelligence…?)

Cardiff residents saw glimpses of snowmen yesterday as the BBC Wales team filmed at Insole Court. The special will introduce Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor’s new companion, and is set in Victorian London.

Filming continues on Monday 20th August in Bristol. Corn Street (by St. Nicholas’s Market, City Centre) will be the main focus, but other parts of the city will be given the Doctor Who treatment. Corn Street has many original Victorian features, but the team will add snow, special effects and horse and carts to transform it into the 1890s.

Bristol has been used by the Doctor Who crew before, most notably for exterior shots of the estate in Night Terrors.

Filming on Corn Street will take place between 9pm and 5am.


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion:

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