Runtime and schedule for The Time Of The Doctor confirmed

News Simon Brew 3 Dec 2013 - 15:48

The Doctor Who Christmas special is back in a more traditional slot, as the BBC announces the schedule for Matt Smith's farewell episode...

With The Day Of The Doctor still being rewatched fairly regularly we'd wager, the Doctor Who team have the small matter of Matt Smith's final episode (for now) to come, and Peter Capaldi's formal introduction to the role of the Time Lord, in the upcoming Christmas special.

We already know that this one is called The Time Of The Doctor, and a 10-second preview was shown after The Day Of The Doctor last month. The BBC has now also confirmed that it is being shown on Christmas Day (no surprise there), and that it's got a 7.30pm slot (The Snowmen was scheduled for 5.15pm, with the Call The Midwife Christmas special taking precedence last year).

Furthermore, it's also been confirmed that The Time Of The Doctor will run for one hour.

Hankies at the ready, then, and expect some farewell for Matt Smith. More details when we have them.

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