Richard E. Grant guest stars in Doctor Who: The Snowmen

Vastra & Jenny Confront Simeon

The BBC has released a short 30 second clip from The Snowmen featuring Richard E. Grant in full bad-guy mode as the sinister Doctor Simeon in the Doctor Who Christmas special.

You’ll probably want to avoid the clip below if you don’t want the episode spoiled for you.

Also featuring Neve McIntosh and Catrin Stewart as Madame Vastra the Silurian detective and her cohort Jenny Flint, this is a thrilling-but-brief glimpse from the forthcoming episode (Christmas Day, people, make plans now!) that gives little away other than the direction, atmosphere and performances of those concerned.

If the rest of The Snowmen builds on the promise of the various trailers seen so far, Doctor Who fans are in for a real treat this Christmas!

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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