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Girl in the Fireplace Preview

The BBC Programme Information release for Week 19 – this week commencing Saturday May 6th – contains listing information for the next episode of Doctor Who – The Girl in the Fireplace.

Written by Empty Child/The Doctor Dances scribe Steven Moffat, the episode mixes the old world with the future and sinister clockwork droids, and by going on looks alone appears it would seem this will be one of the series highlights:

Doctor Who – The Girl In The Fireplace Ep 4/13

7.00-7.45pm BBC ONE


Madame Du Pompadour finds the court at Versailles under attack from sinister clockwork killers, as the award-winning Doctor Who continues.

Her only hope of salvation lies with the man who has haunted her dreams since childhood – a mysterious stranger known only as the Doctor. Can a broken clock summon the Lord of Time?

David Tennant plays the Doctor, Billie Piper plays Rose, Noel Clarke plays Mickey, Sophia Myles plays Reinette, Madame Du Pompadour, Ben Turner plays Louis and Jessica Atkins plays young Reinette.

And if you didn’t know, Reinette, Madame Du Pompadour actress Sophia Myles is currently stepping out with David Tennant. Imagine listening to her voice all night… anyway, according to The Sunday Mail, she might get a bit jeaous as our hero takes to the stage opposite an ex-girlfirend, Anne-Marie Duff. Yes, I am really writing this, but only mention it in order to type the words Sophia Myles once again. Oh and to point out that it is the same play that we mentioned earlier in the week, “Look Back in Anger” at the Royal Court, Edinburgh.

The very kind people at SFX Magazine meanwhile have already reviewed the series fourth episode. Here’s a snippet…

Steven Moffat’s follow-up to his brilliant “The Empty Child”/”The Doctor Dances” is a tale that brings together technology from the 51st Century and Madame Du Pompadour, mistress of Louis XIV in pre-revolutionary France. There are echoes of Lewis Carroll in “The Girl in the Fireplace” and there are bits of hardcore SF in the mix, too. The contrasts work well; it’s such a magical concept that these worlds are connected that you buy into it without much resistance.

And if you were one of the many to be moved by School Reunion get ready for another attack on your emotions. And if you somehow failed to be moved by it, nevermind. This week we’ll see a new side to the Doctor…

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