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Thin Ice

A period setting, a mystery, and a monster. The perfect combination for a chilling episode of Doctor Who…



BROADCAST Saturday 29 April 2017

I t’s a moment in between moments that sticks with me from Thin Ice, and it comes early into the story. Bill points out that she might appear obtrusive in London, 1814, thanks to one thing: melanin.

Although it’s peopled by despots and robots, the Doctor’s world can be morally naïve, essaying its unpleasantries only in allegory. With that in mind, it looks like he’s going to shake off the complicated portents of his companion’s comment. Then she continues: “Slavery is still totally a thing,” and that’s where we find it. The pause before he answers, with so much in the balance. “Yes it is.”

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Contents include: • Previews of the new episodes Knock Knock, Oxygen, Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World • Knock Knock guest star David Suchet is interviewed • An in-depth interview with Doctor Who the director of the first two episodes of the new series, The Pilot and Smile: Lawrence Gough • Doctor Who writers Frank Cottrell-Boyce (Smile) and Sarah Dollard (Thin Ice) reveal the stories behind their scripts • Bill Potts makes her comic strip début in the first part of the new comic strip adventure The Soul Garden, by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty. • It's the end of the world as we know it as The Fact of Fiction delves into the 1966 story The Ark. • DWM reviews of the first three episodes of the new series: The Pilot, Smile and Thin Ice. • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the Watcher's column, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!
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