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The French Connection (Serenading "The Girl in the Fireplace")

The French Connection (Serenading "The Girl in the Fireplace")

We know the Doctor has a family, but does he date? That's a bit inconclusive. Putting aside the numerous individuals he's invited into his, uh… box to explore the universe, some of the strongest evidence that the Doctor might have those feelings about someone is The Girl in the Fireplace. It's a mystery, it's a horror story, and it's a history lesson, but most of all this episode is a romance. It's rightfully remembered as a classic, but is it because it dared to touch on the question of the Doctor's sexuality, or is it the expertly crafted timey-wimey plot? Be sure that clock on the mantle is working — this one might take a while.

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Story Essentials

  • Series 2

  • Story number: 174, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Production 1DW 2.04

  • Writer: Steven Moffat

  • Showrunner: Davies

  • Aired 6 May 2006

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  • Season 3

  • Episode 5

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

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