Welcome to our guide to the brand new episodes of doctor who, coming around this December on BBC one. But now we have a guide which can be updated through the year. Note this may contain moderate spoilers and is not completed.
Last updated: 2/10/17
25th December 2017
1x60 minute episode on 25th December 2017
Peter Capaldi-The Doctor
David Bradley-The first doctor
Pearl Mackie-Bill Potts
Mark Gatiss-The Captain
Jodie Whittaker-The Thirteenth Doctor (The first female doctor who makes her debut in the special)
Jenna Coleman rumoured to appear in Christmas special as Clara
Jared Garfield-Ben Jackson
Lily Travers-Polly Wright
Toby Whitehouse-German soldier
What's it about
The synopsis for Twice Upon a Time has been released by the BBC shop:
Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. And a British army captain seemingly destined to die in the First World War, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story. This is the magical last chapter in the Twelfth Doctor’s epic adventure. He must face his past to decide his future. And the Doctor will realise the resilience of humanity, discovering hope in his darkest frozen moment. It’s the end of an era. But the Doctor’s journey is only just beginning.
Any other information
Steven Moffat’s final ever episode as Doctor Who showrunner. Moffat said he believes he will not be writing the Twelfth Doctor’s exit, though Capaldi’s future has not been officially confirmed beyond Series 10. Capaldi previously said he had been offered the chance to stay on but hadn’t made his mind up. On approaching his last story Moffat said: “The departure of a showrunner doesn’t mean anything to the audience. Most of the audience doesn’t know that I exist, so they’d go blank if I attempted to wave goodbye to them. Oh, the embarrassment that would be. So I’m damned if I’m imposing my departure on the show. I just want to do a good one, before I hand over to Chris [Chibnall].”
Peter Capaldi will also be leaving the role of the doctor in the 2017 Christmas special. It is believed that there will be a clean slate approach to the new series written by Chris Chibnall which is expected to air in Autumn 2018. Capaldi announced recently that he would be leaving the show in the Christmas special after three series in the role. Moffat promises that his final story for the show shall be an unmissable piece of event television.
David Bradley returned at the end of the series 10 finale, the doctor falls. David previously played the first doctor in an adventure in space and time in 2013 and will be returning in the same role for a multi doctor story.
Jenna Coleman, Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas are expected to appear in some shape or form as Clara, Bill and Nardole.
The events of the tenth planet are set to repeat themselves in some shape or form as the first and second doctors companions Ben Jackson and Polly Wright have been re-cast and will re-appear in the special.
Mark Gatiss will play the Captain in various world war one scenes in the episode as fellow writer Toby Whitehouse will appear as a German soldier. Both of these were seen in the trailer above.
The Thirteenth Doctor will make her debut in the form of Jodie Whittaker in the closing moments of the special.
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