Much of the BBC press has been about how good Rufus Hound is in tonight’s Catherine Tregenna story The Woman Who Lived. Obviously a feint as the title and most of the teasers are focussing on Ashildr (Maisie Williams). The trailers look gorgeous, there seems to be a lot of Ashildr / Doctor moments and I do hope this explores rather than only entertains. Of course I want to be entertained too!
Clara is downplayed in the promotional material, probably meaning nothing. I am prepared to be bullish about The Woman Who Lived; the title is elegant in simplicity with girl becoming woman implying time and growth. Catherine Tregenna also wrote a fistful of Torchwood stories (the emotional Out of Time, the Hugo nominated Captain Jack Harkness, Meat and the intriguing Adam), and is very evidently capable of producing a decent story. We shall see!