Doctor Who: Christmas Special poster and pictures

News Louisa Mellor 27 Nov 2012 - 08:11

Toothy snowmen and an heroic Doctor suspended over the streets of London. We like the look of the new Doctor Who Christmas Special...

There's one Doctor Who broadcast date nobody needs to guess, infer, or wheedle out of a BBC intern, and that's for the Christmas Special (this year entitled The Snowmen), which, sure as eggs, will air on Christmas Day.

Starring Richard E. Grant in a villainous role, Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Catrin Stewart (Jenny Flint), Dan Starkey (Strax), and of course Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor and new companion Clara, The Snowmen is a Victorian-set festive tale. Judging by these new images and official poster for the episode, if any of these little fellas wanted to take you walking in the air though, we'd give it a miss...

More images and the teaser trailer for The Snowmen are available to see, here.


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Really liking the 'movie' feel of the poster but I wish they would have come up with a better title for the episode.


She has six fingers???

That one at the end is called a thumb ; )

It looks strange!

Hello, my name is Inigio Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Agree with ya there.

That must be one helluva big ladder. Especially considering the feet are probably at the bottom of the Thames. :)
So looking forward to this!

I think I'm in love with JLC

Love the macho swashbuckling style of the heroine being carried by the dominant hero. Nice!

Think it's ment to be a comparison to a certain snowman of 'we're walking in the air' fame. You are correct though, crap title.

and it's doing what 'Aliens' did to 'Alien' by going plural to suggest greater threat - you see what they did there!

Wonder if the TARDIS is just parked on the cloud for the entire story to help the Doctor to stay resolute about his lack of interest in involving himself with trouble and other people after his separation from his in laws and the ladder into the sky is the only way to return to it.Subtle allusion to Superman,inspired by Morrison and Quitely and emphasising the Doctor as all that remains of a dead planet and civilisation again.Happy Birthday Karen Gillan,watch out for the Zygons and that monster when you go home to Inverness for Christmas.Hope you're getting plenty of meetings in L.A and sorting out your visit to Graceland for next year.

More of the same cosy, cliched crap and yet another stereotypical young lady assistant. I really think Dr.Who must change or die. There needs to be a shake-up of the standard formula. Stop spending time on Earth, especially Victorian Earth, FFS! Stop having samey female assistants and get some male and/or alien assistants, FFS. Just do something original.

God she's lovely

Radical concept for critics complaining about nothing ever changing in Doctor Who,watch first episode with new character before criticising crew and producers .I don't know if she has any connection with the woman who was turned into a dalek and it's all maybe a bluff,but it is deliberate and i'm not competely confident that it's just a casting stunt considering the publicity about what a mystery she is and how Moffat has a history with elaborate set ups.I know this kind of casting thing happening isn't unusual in the history of the show but if it is actually part of the plot,then that kind of things only happened with the character of the doctor.

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