Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol features in BBC Christmas Showreel

Feature Ryan Lambie
3 Dec 2010 - 12:39

A clip showcasing the BBC’s festive offerings arrives, and Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol is given a prominent position...

Christmas is imminent. So close, in fact, that you can almost smell the overcooked sprouts. And as the BBC prepares for the festive season, it’s released a Christmas showreel to provide a taste of the programmes we can expect to see on the box as we tuck into the mince pies.

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol
is, understandably, made a prominent feature, since it’s likely to be the most watched programme of all on the 25 December.

Elsewhere, there’s a tantalising glimpse of the great John Hurt in the new adaptation of MR James’ Whistle And I’ll Come To You, period dramas Upstairs Downstairs and Toast (the latter starring Helena Bonham Carter), a dramatisation of Morcombe and Wise’s early years called Eric And Ernie, and a lengthy preview of the annual gloomfest that is the Eastenders Christmas special.

It’s the 30 seconds of Doctor Who that we’re most interested in, of course, and we can’t wait to see Michael Gambon star alongside Matt Smith in what Steven Moffat has described as “All your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters.”

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol airs at 6pm on Christmas Day.

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