Doctor Who: Christmas Special synopsis and picture
The BBC's grand tradition of combining the Children In Need telethon with Doctor Who continues tomorrow evening on BBC One...
This story contains potential spoilers.
Tomorrow evening, Friday the 16th of November, will be host not only to the BBC Children In Need appeal, but also to a special Steven Moffat-penned mini-prequel to this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special, and a brand new trailer for the Special itself.
The BBC has released this quite sparing official synopsis for the episode (read: we all knew that anyway) as well as the handsome image below of Matt Smith in his Victorian get-up.
"Following the epic mid-season finale, the Doctor gets in the holiday spirit in the all-new Christmas special written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock). Accompanied by his newest companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, the Doctor’s latest adventure through space and time sees him once again crossing paths with the homo-reptilian Silurian Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and her cohort Jenny (Catrin Stewart)."
This is what Smith had to say about the Christmas Special:
“We’ve got the wonderful Richard E. Grant who’s brilliant as a sort of villainous role. We meet the new companion. We’ve got Vastra, Jenny and Strax making a return appearance which is terribly exciting. And it does the sort of wonderful Doctor Who-ey Christmas things – you know, snow, aliens, good will, good cheer, someone trying to take over the world.”
Remember to tune in to the BBC on Friday night then (and come back here for discussion afterwards), and chums, give generously...