As iconic Doctor Who locations go, there is none more memorable for tapping into our everyday fear of what lies beneath than the London Underground.
Maybe it’s the perilous nature of hurtling yourself through narrow, nebulous tunnels reliant on a system of checks to keep you and your fellow passengers from being engulfed in darkness or the paranoia that accompanies sharing a confined space with strangers that signals (pun intended) what makes Doctor Who so special.
The everyday and the alien.
So it came as no surprise that the Underground doffed its collective cap to the Doctor as he celebrated 50 years of saving us from our collective fears, with this nod to the recently rediscovered Second Doctor serial The Web of Fear.
Someone working at the Tube is clearly mistaken though; it’s not fear, no. The Yeti are down there! A malign intelligence controls them! Forget reaching Holburn, you may never see daylight again…
This service will be delayed…
(With thanks to Jonathan Lyle)