The Husbands of River Song: Hints & Teasers (Set #1)

Clint Hassell brings you the first set of hints and teasers for this year’s festive special, The Husbands of River Song. Join us tomorrow for the second set.


  • First line: “Hark, the herald angels sing . . .”
  • Actually, the first line isn’t important. It’s River’s last line that would surprise you.
  • The episode could have been titled “The Three Doctors,” but, apparently, that was already taken.
  • For those wondering, the answer would be “adrenal glands.”
  • The opening credits get a snowy makeover, with Christmas baubles replacing the planets, and Alex Kingston finally receiving above-title billing.
  • In addition to his “attack eyebrows,” Twelve has “cross arms” and an “irritable bowel.”
  • Eleven’s fez!
  • Oh, dammit, they’re not with Clara.
  • The “gay agenda” returns . . . and it has nothing to do with out actor Matt Lucas!
  • Funniest line: “I wondered why we didn’t share a bathroom!”
  • No, sir – – all thirteen!
  • There’s actually a really brilliant explanation for why she doesn’t recognize him.
  • She’s nicked it before?!
  • So, that’s what the roundels are for!
  • Apparently, some changes were made to the TARDIS’ doors after “Colditz.”