Madame Du Pompadour finds the court at Versailles under attack from sinister clockwork killers, as the second series of Doctor Who continues.
Her only hope of salvation lies with the man who has haunted her dreams since childhood � a mysterious stranger known only as the Doctor. Can a broken clock summon the Lord of Time?
Describing the story script writer Steven Moffat told the BBC Press Office “Russell said he wanted a story that involved Madame Du Pompadour and possibly a clockwork man.”
“I had to read up about her � I didn�t have the faintest notion of who she was!”
“I had never done [a period piece] before. I�d never had to do research in my life for any show that I’ve ever written � they’ve always been a kind of mutation of my own love life!”
“The point of Doctor Who in many respects, or the thing that people say about it, is that it’s scary, so it’s necessary for a Doctor Who story to have frights in it.”
“There�s a kind of story-telling that you can do on Doctor Who that you simply can’t do anywhere else.
I mean, nowhere else on Earth are you going to get to write a scene where Madame Du Pompadour walks from a room in Versailles to a corridor of a space ship. You’re not going to do that anywhere else and that’s really exciting.”
Doctor Who � The Girl In The Fireplace airs Saturday 6th May at 7.00pm on BBC ONE