Episode No. 234. Title: The Snowmen
An alien snow falls in Victorian London, forming alien snowmen that can move and attack.
The Doctor, however, has retired and doesn’t want to get involved. A young governess
who moonlights as a barmaid, named Clara, is determined to get to the heart of the mystery
of the snow, and that of the Doctor.
starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara. Guest starring
Neve McIntosh as Madam Vastra, Catrin Stewart as Jenny, Dan Starkey as Strax, and
Richard E. Grant and Ian McKellan as the Great Intelligence.
Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Saul Metzstein.
Originally transmitted 25 December 2012 on BBC1.
- Contains the 2012 Christmas special. 60 minutes’ duration. 5.1 surround sound.
- Available in either standard definition DVD or 1080i Blu-Ray.
- Graphical menus, episode selection features, and scene selection features.
- “Clara’s White Christmas” A 3-1/2 minute featurette that shows a little of
the making of the story.
- “Vastra Investigates” A 2-1/2 minute “prequel” scene to the story that
shows Madam Vastra, Jenny, and Strax wrapping up a criminal case
for Scotland Yard.
- “The Great Detective” A 3-minute “prequel” scene to the story that was part
of the BBC’s Children in Need telethon for 2012, where Vastra, Jenny,
and Strax attempt to coax the Doctor back into action with promises of
strange goings-on in London.
If one counts this as a continuation of the original series, then this is story number
234 and episode number 800.