Doctor Who is on the move again! After this year’s successful time slot change to Sunday, the traditional holiday special is moving to New Year’s Day
The BBC have revealed the official synopsis of the Doctor Who New Year’s Day special which, as long rumoured, is the new home of the traditional holiday special.
As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth’s history. As the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz return home, will they be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth?
It has also been confirmed that the special has been written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Wayne Yip. As you can see above, it also confirms that all three of the Doctor’s best friends will be returning for the new episode.
Announcing the news, the BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore said:
“We’re delighted the Doctor and her companions will be welcoming BBC One audiences into 2019 with this exciting new episode. The Doctor’s fans are in for a special treat on the first day of the new year.”
Doctor Who Showrunner Chris Chibnall said:
“We’re thrilled to be starting the New Year with a bang on BBC One, as Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and friends face a terrifying alien threat in an action packed, hour long special adventure for all the family.”
In the meantime, the adventure continues…
Doctor Who continues this Sunday at 6.30pm GMT on BBC One and at 8pm EST on BBC America with Kerblam! by Pete McTighe. For further broadcast times in your region, check local listings. Series 11 stars Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan), Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien) and Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair).
Kerblam! guest stars Julie Hesmondhalgh and Lee Mack and is directed by Jennifer Perrott.
“Delivery for the Doctor!”
A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy’s largest retailer: Kerblam!