BBC Radio 2 have announced that they will be doing a special behind the scenes look at the Doctor Who Christmas special.
No one wants Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor, to go. As much as we’re excited for Jodie Whittaker and her Thirteenth Doctor to take shape, it’s never easy to say goodbye. Thankfully Jo Whiley is looking to extend our emotional Christmas goodbye with a big send off.
It’s only fitting that Whiley takes us through this special as it was on Whiley’s radio show that Peter Capaldi broke the news to everyone about his departure. It seems fitting that she covers his final episode. She spoke to the Radio Times about her upcoming Christmas special and it sounds incredible!
What to expect?
It looks like there’s a good line up of events. There will be interviews with everyone from Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Steven Moffat and even David Bradley who will be playing The First Doctor. We can also expect a little something from Matt Lucas, who departed in the season finale, and we should expect to hear from other cast and crew as well.
The two-hour radio special will include musical selections from Peter Capaldi. Whiley told Radio Times. “We did a really really long interview with Peter; we got him to choose lots of songs and bits of music that he loves, and he’d thought it all through,”
Whiley also said about her time on set with the cast and crew: “They wanted to give people the best possible send-off with the grandest story; they wanted to give the viewers something to remember him by, and the greatest Doctor Who Christmas Day special that they possibly could watch.”
When Is The Special?
Be sure to tune and catch some stories and music to celebrate the end of an era. The big radio send off will take place on Thursday December 21st, from 8 to 10pm. The Jo Whiley – Access All Areas Doctor Who Special will air on BBC Radio 2, just a few days before the big Christmas special airs.