Doctor Who: Special No. 2 At Christmas
After "Planet of the Dead", the next 'special' for the Doctor won't be until Christmas but at least the first one is on track for Easter.
In the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, series writer Gareth Roberts has confirmed that the second Doctor Who "special" will be broadcast at Christmas.
During an interview with the magazine the writer of Planet of the Dead (the first of this year's specials) said, "the Easter Special is pretty much all we've got until Christmas." The second special has recently started filming with Lindsay Duncan spotted on set with David Tennant, a "robot", some snow and Ood Sigma.
On the first special, Roberts remarks that he returned to some of his earlier work (the Virgin New Adventures) for inspiration telling DWM that there is a "vague" revisiting of his novel, The Highest Science with some "imagery" used in the final product. The Unicorn & The Wasp scribe also adds that this special will feature a character who is a "loving portrait of Doctor Who fandom."
Planet of the Dead, co~written by Russell T Davies and Roberts, is on track for an "Easter" broadcast despite numerous setbacks which included poor weather (at home and abroad) and a broken bus.