Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who episode guide: Nightmare in Silver

Saturday 11 May: The Cybermen are back and "you’ll all be having nightmares very, very soon!"

In 2011, Neil Gaiman wowed everyone with his first Doctor Who episode, The Doctor’s Wife, one of the most popular shows we’ve ever made. It was a long old battle, that one, and I slightly worried the great man might not be up for another go. I should have known better. I only had to whisper “Cybermen” and he was falling back through the door. As ever, he doesn’t give you quite what you’re expecting — or quite what he’s expecting. But then, wouldn’t you be disappointed if he did?


As I type, I’m watching one of the effects shots for this show — a realisation of one of Neil’s creepiest ideas ever. It’s good to know what you’ll all be having nightmares about very, very soon!

Written by Neil Gaiman
Directed by Stephen Woolfenden
Guest stars Jason Watkins (Mr Webley), Warwick Davis (Porridge), Tamzin Outhwaite (Captain)


Doctor Who: Nightmare in Silver is on Saturday 11 May.