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2011 Christmas Special details

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine has released more news on this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, here are some cast details:
Claire Skinner – Madge Arwell
Alexander Armstrong – Reg Arwell
Maurice Cole – Cyril Arwell
Holly Earl – Lily Arwell
Arabella Weir – Billis
Bill Bailey – Dorxil
Paul Bazely – Ven-Garr
Monster performers Paul Kasey and Spencer Wilding also return to the show in, as of yet, unnamed characters. There’s more info included in the magazine which is released tomorrow. Here’s the synopsis:

The special, set during the Second World War, sees Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, evacuated to a draughty old house in Dorset, where the caretaker is a mysterious young man in a bow tie, and a big blue parcel is waiting for them under the tree. They are about to enter a magical new world and learn that a Time Lord never forgets his debts.

Doctor Who Magazine No. 440
hits news~stands Oct 20

The End of the World audio commentary
Christmas Special 2011 filming
First look at The Gunpowder Plot
More Christmas Special 2011 filming
2011 Christmas Special details


  1. is it really necessary to post this a day ahead of the mag's release date and pre-empt their exclusive? It's really wouldn't kill you to wait a couple of days.

  2. Oh God, sounds like more twee fairy tale gubbins….Moffat's perception of the show as a children's show is fair enough if that's what he thinks, but does he need to keep filling it with children?? CBBC can't be far away at this rate….


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