ABC Australia has announced that the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas special and animated ‘The Power of the Daleks’ will be fast-tracked to ABC iview on Boxing Day morning,

The Christmas Special ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio will also broadcast on ABC and ABC ME at 7.30pm following the BBC’s original broadcast.

About The Return of Doctor Mysterio

This brand new Special features Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Matt Lucas who is returning as Nardole. The pair team up with an investigative reporter (Charity Wakefield) and a masked superhero (Justin Chatwin) to save New York City from an alien invasion.

“The Return of Doctor Mysterio”, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark), airs on Christmas day. Also appearing in the episode are Adetomiwa Edun, Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.

The show is Executive Produced by Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin and produced by Peter Bennett.

About The Power of the Daleks

By 1966 Doctor Who was big news and its return with the scary Daleks and a new Doctor, Patrick Troughton, made the front cover of the Radio Times, then the UK’s only TV listings magazine.

But this classic story featuring one of the Doctor’s most celebrated adventures was sadly lost following an archive purge in 1974 in which the master negatives were destroyed.

This brand new black and white animation has been lovingly created by the team behind the highly successful animation of the lost Dad’s Army episode A Stripe For Frazer. Its has been constructed using audio recordings of the programme and the original cast, surviving photographs and film clips.

The six half-hour episodes, recently released exclusively via BBC Store feature the regeneration of First Doctor William Hartnell into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton. Along with companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

Character design comes from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon. The producer and director is Charles Norton.


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