It’s less than a month before the all-new Doctor Who Christmas special hits BBC One and I’m looking forward to both the escapism and our first, proper, look at Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth.
Of course, this will see the end of Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat‘s reigns behind the Who but I feel it’s a positive change, and possibly a little overdue. While Capaldi has brought everything to the role, and given us some stunning performances, certain elements have been dragged out for too long now and the refresh is welcomed. When it comes to Whittaker as well, it’s even more exciting because she’s immense.
Although the air-time hasn’t been confirmed yet, here’s your official insight into what to expect on the evening of Christmas Day on BBC One, this is one present you’re definitely getting:
The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s (Capaldi) journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley) 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…
Twice Upon A Time is written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay, and executive produced by Brian Minchin. The 60 minute special guest stars Mark Gatiss as The Captain and Nikki Amuka-Bird as the voice of the glass woman, and will see Capaldi’s Doctor regenerate into the Thirteenth Doctor (Whittaker).
Twice Upon A Time airs on 25th December, 2017.