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Doctor who 10.3 Thin ice review

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[{"spoiler":"Medium"},{"text":"#NL#The latest episode of Season 10 sees Bill take her first trip to the past, where she encounters a creature under the ice beneath the frozen River Thames. The beast is feeding on visitors to the Frost Fair, but that is just part of the plan of the evil Lord Sutcliffe.#NL#The story itself is enjoyable, but not ground-breaking (or should that be ice-breaking?) with themes from "the Beast Below" and the street children from "The Empty Child." What makes this episode so memorable is another memorable and dramatic performance by Peter Capaldi."},{"image":[{"src":"lor58218lord.jpg"},{"caption":"Nicholas Burns as Lord Sutcliffe"}]},{"text":"#NL#Tracking down Sutcliffe, the Doctor is outraged by a rascist insult at Bill, and responds with a powerful punch to the jaw. #NL#He then confronts Sutcliffe with a moving and empassioned speech: "Human progress isn\u2019t measured by industry. It\u2019s measured by the value you place on a life. An unimportant life. A life without privilege. The boy who died on the river. That boy\u2019s value is your value. That\u2019s what defines an age. That\u2019s what defines a species.""},{"image":[{"src":"arg32417argue.jpg"},{"caption":""}]},{"text":"#NL#Sarah Dollard's script has other highlights, such as when Bill challenges The Doctor over his casual attitude to witnessing the death of a boy, and asks him if he has ever killed anyone.#NL#It has other small moments too, that combine to make this a great episode; referencing the "whitewashing" of history, and being "low-key in love" with the TARDIS."},{"image":[{"src":"3-t3318663-thin-i.png"},{"caption":""}]},{"text":"#NL#Special mention to the impressive work of the Production Team, Costume Department and the SFX crew recreating 1814 London. #NL#The script has some nice continuity references too: mentioning The Doctor's other trips to the Frost Fair; as well as a nod to Martha's worry about stepping on a butterfly in "The Shakespeare Code". "},{"double":[{"src":"ter555364terror-o.jpg"},{"src":"sil882293silurian.jpg"}]},{"text":"#NL#The beast itself is never explained, apart from having been in the Thames for centuries. Is it a creation of the Zygons like the Loch Ness Monster? Or is it a pet of the Silurians, and some kind of undiscovered dinosaur? #NL#Large sea predators often have smaller "pilot fish" alongside them in nature, but Dollard has left a bit of a plot hole by claiming that they have somehow evolved to control temperature and weather.   "},{"image":[{"src":"boy49709boy.jpg"},{"caption":""}]},{"text":"#NL#The script is not perfect - Bill "moves on" far too quickly from the boy's death - but the episode is built on great characterisation. Both Bill and The Doctor are superbly played and work really well together. Truly a classic adventure!"}]

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