It’s Happy Who Year as Revolution of the Daleks debuts on New Year’s Day!

The Thirteenth Doctor and the Fam will kick-off 2021 with an action-packed spectacular episode entitled Revolution of the Daleks, set to air on BBC One on New Year’s Day. The Doctor Who Festive Special features a host of exciting guest artists including the previously announced John Barrowman MBE who will be reprising his role as Captain Jack Harkness. Also back is Chris Noth as the disgraced Jack Robertson from Arachnids in the UK. It’s safe to say the Doctor and all those involved were less than impressed by his questionable actions. However viewers will have to wait and see just what brings him back this time…

Doctor Who Special 2020 - Revolution Of The Daleks - Picture Shows: Robertson (CHRIS NOTH), Leo Rugazzi (NATHAN STEWART-JARRETT) - (C) BBC Studios - Photographer: James Pardon
Jack Robertson (CHRIS NOTH), and Leo Rugazzi (NATHAN STEWART-JARRETT) in Revolution of the Daleks – (C) BBC Studios – Photographer: James Pardon
Doctor Who Special 2020 - Revolution Of The Daleks Picture Shows: Graham O'Brien (BRADLEY WALSH), Yasmin Khan (MANDIP GILL), Ryan Sinclair (TOSIN COLE) - (C) BBC Studios - Photographer: James Pardon
Graham O’Brien (BRADLEY WALSH), Yasmin Khan (MANDIP GILL), Ryan Sinclair (TOSIN COLE) in Revolution of the Daleks – (C) BBC Studios – Photographer: James Pardon

As well as John Barrowman MBE, Dame Harriet Walter, Chris Noth and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett are also joining the Doctor Who cast

Star of the stage and screen Dame Harriet Walter (Downton Abbey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will also be making her Doctor Who debut in Revolution alongside television star Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (The Trial of Christine Keeler.)

Doctor Who Special 2020 - Revolution Of The Daleks - Picture Shows: Leo Rugazzi (NATHAN STEWART-JARRETT), Jo Patterson (DAME HARRIET WALTER), Robertson (CHRIS NOTH) - (C) BBC Studios - Photographer: Ben Blackall
Leo Rugazzi (NATHAN STEWART-JARRETT), Jo Patterson (DAME HARRIET WALTER), and Jack Robertson (CHRIS NOTH) in Revolution of the Daleks – (C) BBC Studios – Photographer: Ben Blackall

Viewers last saw the Thirteenth Doctor at the end of The Timeless Children where her fate was left hanging in the balance as she was locked away in a high-security alien prison with no hope of escape. In Revolution of the Daleks, Yaz, Ryan and Graham are far away on Earth and having to carry on with their lives without her. However they soon discover a disturbing plan forming. A plan which involves a Dalek. How can you fight a Dalek without the Doctor? Even with Captain Jack’s help, the gang are set to face one of their biggest and most frightening challenges yet…

Doctor Who Special 2020 - Revolution Of The Daleks Picture Shows: Dalek - (C) BBC Studios - Photographer: Ben Blackall
A new form of Dalek rises in Revolution of the Daleks – (C) BBC Studios – Photographer: Ben Blackall

Chris Chibnall, Executive Producer, said: “We’ve crammed this year’s Doctor Who Festive Special with an explosion of extraordinary acting talent.  Where else would you get British acting royalty, a globally renowned US screen star, an (inter)national treasure of stage and screen and one of Britain’s hottest young actors — just in the guest cast! Put those together with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole (and Daleks! Did I mention Daleks!) — and you get a cast to be exterminated for. And things will explode. Promise.”

 

Revolution of the Daleks official poster

Revolution of the Daleks will air on New Year’s Day on BBC One. Doctor Who is a BBC Studios Production.

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