This year’s Doctor Who Christmas special has a bit of extra work on its shoulders. The big task, aside from telling a good story as always, is to introduce a brand new recurring character. That character is, of course, the Doctor’s new assistant, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, and by the time the credits roll, we hope to have a better idea of just where she fits in.
Also, the episode boasts guest appearances from Sir Ian McKellen (in voice form) and Richard E Grant (body and voice), and in spite of its unusually early slot – it goes out at 5.15pm on Christmas Day in the UK – word is that The Snowmen is quite a spooky adventure.
We’ll have a spoiler-free review of it by tomorrow, hopefully. But in the meantime, here’s the new trailer, fresh from the BBC….
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