Dr. Who

Dr. Who Series 10 Episode 9 filmed in Redcliffe Caves 31 January 2017 & 1 February 2017.

Empress of Mars

Cave sequences 3 minutes until 7 minutes and also 41 minutes (possibly some other sequences in between)


Only available until 10 July 2017


NASA finds the words "God save the Queen" buried under the ice cap of Mars.


The Doctor, Bill and Nardole venture to Mars in 1881, and they discover soldiers from Victorian Britain. Nardole goes back into the TARDIS, but it returns to the university, and he asks Missy for help getting back. The humans have befriended an Ice Warrior named Friday. Captain Catchlove says they rescued Friday from his crashed spaceship, and Friday allowed the soldiers to use his technology to mine Mars. They unearth the tomb of the Ice Empress Iraxxa; one guard revives her. Friday tells Iraxxa that the Mars' surface is uninhabitable. She decides to relent, but a soldier fires his rifle; provoked, she returns fire. Iraxxa starts reviving Ice Warriors. The Doctor threatens to use the mining device to bury them all. Catchlove holds Iraxxa at knifepoint and attempts to force her to help him pilot a spaceship. Godsacre kills Catchlove. Iraxxa calls off the attack in exchange for Godsacre pledging himself to her. The Doctor contacts Alpha Centauri to assist the Ice Warriors, and also leave the message for NASA. Nardole re-appears with the TARDIS with Missy, who expresses concern about the Doctor.

The Tardis in Redcliffe Caves

Photographs - Alan Gray

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