Doctor Who

The Crimson Horror

Season 7, Ep 11, Aired 5/4/13
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  • Episode Description
  • In Victorian Yorkshire, the Doctor and Clara investigate a series of strange deaths where the corpses are left with glowing red skin.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Diana Rigg

    Mrs Gillyflower

  • Rachael Stirling

    Ada

  • Dan Starkey

    Strax

  • Catrin Stewart

    Jenny

  • Neve McIntosh

    Madame Vastra

  • Photos (16)
  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • Best episode this season!

    By jkwong2297, Jun 22, 2013

  • Clever Title

    By HarkkenVarin, May 12, 2013

  • In my opinion this episode...

    By rkoenn, May 06, 2013

  • Surprisingly good

    By jameskparry, May 06, 2013

  • Nice shout out...

    By mikel000, May 06, 2013

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Madame Vastra: According to my research, Sweetville's proprietor holds recruitment trials for her little community. She's only interested in the fittest and the most beautiful.
      Strax: You may rely on me, ma'am.
      Madame Vastra: I was in fact speaking to Jenny.
      Strax: Jenny? If this weak and fleshy boy is to represent us, I strongly advise the issuing of scissor grenades, limbo vapor, and triple-blast brain splitters.
      Madame Vastra: What for?
      Strax: Just generally. Remember, we are going... to the North.

    • Madame Vastra: If our stratagem succeeds, Jenny will infiltrate deep into the black heart of this curious place.
      Strax: And how will she locate the Doctor?
      Madame Vastra: To find him she needs only ignore all keep out signs, go through every locked door, and run towards any form of danger that presents itself.
      Strax: Business as usual, then?
      Madame Vastra: Business as usual.

    • Madame Vastra: I wonder how Jenny is getting on.
      Strax: If she hasn’t made contact by nightfall, I suggest a massive frontal attack on the factory, Madam. Casualties can be kept to perhaps as little as eighty percent.
      Madame Vastra: I think there might be subtler ways of proceeding, Strax.
      Strax: Suit yourself.

    • The Doctor: Just when you think your favorite lock-picking Victorian chambermaid will never turn up. Jenny! (he kisses her, she slaps him) You have no idea how good that feels.

    • The Doctor: Ooh, I once spent helluva long time trying to get a gobby Australian to Heathrow Airport.
      Clara: What for?
      The Doctor: Search me.

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    Notes (4)

    • Injoke: The little boy who gives Strax directions, Thomas Thomas, is a reference to the real-life GPS navigation system Tom Tom.

    • International Airdates:
      UK: May 4, 2013 on BBC1
      Australia: May 5, 2013 on ABC1

    • Filming location: Bute Town, Caerphilly

    • Diana Rigg and Rachel Sterling are real-life mother and daughter.

    Trivia (1)

    • Trivia: The Doctor's comment about a "gobby Australian" is a reference to Tegan Jovanka, an airplane hostess and his companion primarily during his fifth incarnation.

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