The episode, which will air on Christmas Day, stars Richard E. Grant as Dr. Simeon, an evil mastermind who commands an army of vicious snowmen. It is also when fans will be formally introduced to the Doctor’s new companion, Clara, played by ex-Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman.
A couple of years ago, I played Charles Dickens in an episode of the British sci-fi series “Doctor Who.” As the doctor takes his leave of Earth, Dickens asks whether his books will still be read in the future. Yes, the doctor replies. For how long, Dickens wants to know. Forever, says the doctor, disappearing into cyberspace.