Another season opener was upon us for another year, but this time we had a new Doctor to look forward to and to see what he could do with the role. All indications were that Peter Capaldi would bring a darker and intense side back to The Doctor. And indications appeared to be correct, as we saw a Doctor who needed to find himself again.
The story took us back to a time period which has been frequented fairly often in recent series – the Victorian era. This of course saw a re-appearance of some familiar faces – Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax – the Pentacosta Gang. Our first glimpse of the new Doctor came as he stuck his head out of the TARDIS telling Strax to “shush!”. He leaves his mark on the role very quickly and steps into it making it his own.