|Alex Kingston as River Song in the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special (BBC)|
“To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special. Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humour and surprise guest castings. I met Peter for the first time at Monday’s read through, we had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to start filming with him and the Doctor Who team. Christmas in September?, why not!”
|Alex Kingston behind the scenes on the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special (BBC Pictures)|
Steven Moffat adds:
“Another Christmas, another special for Doctor Who – and what could be more special than the return of Alex Kingston as Professor River Song. The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time …”
The witty line-up of guest cast joining Alex for a magical adventure on the TARDIS will be announced over the coming months. Doctor Who Series 9 starts on September 19.