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Doctor Who Series 7: The Crimson Horror

The Crimson Horror Reaction

A slightly shorter-than-usual reaction article this week thanks to the BBC America Shop and this evening’s BAFTAs. The Crimon Horror was a fun episode – but how well did it go down?

Doctor Who Series 7: The Crimson Horror

As reported by SFX, 4.61 million people viewed the episode when broadcast, according to the overnight figures. This is likely to change, of course, probably by about two million. Note also that while iPlayer figures will revise this up more, they are not officially counted.

Kasterborous readers as ever voted in a poll on the episode. The Crimson Horror poll drew 533 respondents, and of these 78.24%  (417 votes) considered it “Fun, quirky and a breath of fresh air” – perhaps the best showing in Series 7 so far. Meanwhile, 11.63% (62 votes) liked it but wanted “more action”, and 10.13% (54 votes) were not impressed (“What the hell was that?!”).

Don’t forget to download the latest podKast to hear our thoughts, and check our review too!



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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