The Doctor Who Christmas special will premiere on BBC One on Christmas Day (Monday December 25th) at 5:30pm , it has been announced.
In this year’s special, titled Twice Upon A Time, it is the final outing for the Twelfth Doctor. The Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor, and a returning Bill Potts, for one last adventure. Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story.
The Christmas special, which comes ahead of an eleventh season starring new Doctor Jodie Whittaker in 2018, was penned by Steven Mofftt – marking his last contribution to the franchise before handing over the showrunner reins to Chris Chibnall. Moffat executive produced alongside Brian Minchin, while Rachel Talalay directed. The 60 minute special guest stars Mark Gatiss as The Captain and Nikki Amuka-Bird as the voice of the glass woman, and will see Peter Capaldi’s Doctor regenerate into the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker).
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