Christmas is approaching fast. Many areas of the UK find themselves covered in snow, advent calendars are being emptied. Yet the biggest clue is that the trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time, is here.
First screening at 1pm on BBC One the trailer is now available to watch online and can be viewed above.
The hour-long special is written the last episode written by showrunner and lead writer Steven Moffat. It is directed by fan favourite Rachel Talalay, and executive produced by Brian Minchin. The guest stars include David Bradley as The First Doctor, Mark Gatiss as The Captain and Nikki Amuka-Bird as the voice of the glass woman. This will be the last episode for Peter Capaldi’s Doctor as he regenerates into the Thirteenth Doctor and hands over the keys to the TARDIS to Jodie Whittaker.
Information has slowly been coming out about the special including a load of new pictures this week. Before that, the BBC released a stunning iconic image alongside the episode synopsis.
Twice Upon A Time – The Doctor Who Christmas Special
The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley – Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure.
Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story.
An uplifting new tale about the power of hope in humanity’s darkest hours, Twice Upon A Time marks the end of an era. But as the Doctor must face his past to decide his future, his journey is only just beginning…
Finally, the broadcast time was confirmed for the episode. You can see Twice Upon a Time on BBC One at 5:30pm Christmas Day. Make sure you’re there to raise a glass to old friends and new beginnings.