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December 5th, 2013 64 comments

Christmas 2013 on the BBC New Video Highlights

Christmas 2013 on the BBC

Kat & Alfie, Rab C. Nesbitt, Mark Gatiss, Mary Berry and Stephen Fry will all be helping the BBC to celebrate Christmas this year, as it brings a dazzling array of talent to its screens over the festive season.

Danny Cohen, Director of Television, said: “Brilliant Christmas telly across Drama, Factual, Comedy, Entertainment and Religion is something licence-fee payers rightly expect from the BBC and this year’s holiday schedule delivers that.

“We have massive events such as the Doctor Who re-generation and the incredible return of Sherlock, as well as festive specials from hit shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Call The Midwife, Bad Education, and the Great British Bake Off.

“And of course there are brand-new treats such as David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and we’ll be showing a wide range of religious programming, including a live broadcast of The First Eucharist of Christmas from Westminster Abbey.”

In Albert Square, Danny Dyer arrives as new landlord of the Queen Vic, whilst Janine’s thoughts turn to murder. In another part of the East End, Jenny, Chummy and Sister Julienne confront a new enemy in Call The Midwife, before peace and love are restored. In The Time Of The Doctor, Clara and The Doctor must go to a quiet backwater planet in order to learn what some strange signals mean for his very existence, and it’s wedding day in Halifax for love struck Alan and Celia as their big day dawns. And the year’s biggest television mystery will at long last be answered – just how did Sherlock fake his own death?

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64 comments

  • Andre Pacheco

    December 25th, 2013 - 4:54pm

    I got 20 presents for christmas

    Reply
  • Doctor Who’s number 1 fan fox

    December 25th, 2013 - 3:12pm

    I am excited

    Reply
  • Doctor Who’s number 1 fan fox

    December 25th, 2013 - 3:11pm

    I am so exited

    Reply
  • Andre Pacheco

    December 24th, 2013 - 10:41am

    there was a little bit of doctor who in that.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      December 24th, 2013 - 7:44pm

      ?

    • Andre Pacheco

      December 25th, 2013 - 12:10pm

      all the rest were there so that hides away the doctor who Christmas special

    • Anonymous

      December 25th, 2013 - 1:17pm

      Basically a normal dr Xmas special

    • Andre Pacheco

      December 25th, 2013 - 4:44pm

      yes

  • Ryan formosa

    December 16th, 2013 - 8:26pm

    COOL

    Reply
  • T4RD1S

    December 11th, 2013 - 4:09pm

    3rd picture down behind the dalek sucker plunger thing theres another one with some sort of weapon on it

    Reply
  • LEWIS

    December 8th, 2013 - 9:35am

    Finaly the mystery of the silence will soon be solved

    Reply
  • the astronaut of death

    December 6th, 2013 - 9:40pm

    cant wait!

    Reply
  • hayden7257

    December 6th, 2013 - 8:52pm

    the man jumping from explosion is doctor who

    Reply
    • Whoisthedoctor

      December 6th, 2013 - 9:28pm

      No he’s the doctor

    • The Doctor

      December 7th, 2013 - 5:08pm

      in the first episode he was credited as doctor who

    • Dalek the Supreme

      December 7th, 2013 - 7:00pm

      He’s properly called the Doctor, but I guess you could call him Doctor Who. I call him the Doctor, as not to confuse with Dr. Who from the Amicus Dalek films or the First Question.

    • matt smith

      December 9th, 2013 - 3:05pm

      yes very true

    • Doctor who

      December 10th, 2013 - 5:36am

      yes Matt smith

  • Tardis’nt

    December 6th, 2013 - 3:22pm

    there is another one of these – and clara tells her family that the doctor is her boyfriend!

    Reply
    • Obsie

      December 6th, 2013 - 6:28pm

      Yes I’ve seen that, and to be quite honest I don’t like the idea of The Doctor giving Clara a playful slap on her derriere, or nates if you prefer, at all funny. I’ve got over all the snogging bits, but this is going too far.

    • the astroanut of death

      December 6th, 2013 - 7:34pm

      I think this just shows that the doctor is an alien

      he dose not no what is appropriate and what is not

    • Obsie

      December 6th, 2013 - 8:18pm

      Then thank heavens that Clara is a teacher now, and will educate him in a little bit of social decorum. Otherwise it will be the “naughty step” for him, or take away his sonic for a week.

    • Dalek the Supreme

      December 7th, 2013 - 7:02pm

      I have to agree, that is really not Doctor-ish. Captain Jack Harness-ish, yes, but DEFINITELY not Doctor-ish at all!

  • doyouhearthem

    December 6th, 2013 - 10:20am

    That shot of Jenna (Louise) Coleman at 1.54!!!!! WOW!!!!!!

    It is from Doctor Who, in’t it?

    Reply
    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      December 6th, 2013 - 1:51pm

      No, it’s ‘Death Comes to Pemberley’, another show she is starring in over Christmas.

    • doyouhearthem

      December 9th, 2013 - 1:05pm

      Oh. I think I might have a newfound interest…

  • Doctor Stu

    December 5th, 2013 - 8:09pm

    I can’t get the video to play

    Reply
  • doc fan 2000

    December 5th, 2013 - 7:15pm

    Sorry i forgot to put the cybermen would kill themselves to kill the 11th doctor.Sad he’s going aswell

    Reply
    • docfan

      November 29th, 2014 - 9:26pm

      :*-(

  • greyzinychimp

    December 5th, 2013 - 5:17pm

    who just saw the add on BBC 1

    Reply
  • Danny Brown

    December 5th, 2013 - 4:55pm

    Is that Clara at 1.54 ??? Or is it someone else played By Jenna colemen

    Reply
    • booboo

      December 5th, 2013 - 4:57pm

      its Jenna but in Death Comes to Pemberley, different programme

    • Danny Brown

      December 5th, 2013 - 5:08pm

      I didn’t think it was her as Clara. Thanks for letting me know booboo!

  • DrWhoTwins

    December 5th, 2013 - 4:48pm

    Wow!

    Reply
  • Cyber10Dalek

    December 5th, 2013 - 4:30pm

    Should the Cybermen be using the same storage units that we saw in NIS? Just for opinions sake.

    Reply
    • Obsie

      December 5th, 2013 - 4:43pm

      If it isn’t broke don’t fix it, besides they’ve been busy upgrading themselves with their sartorial appearance, so there isn’t enough money for home furnishings as well.

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      December 5th, 2013 - 5:18pm

      Home furnishings – CYBER-IKEA !!!!!!!!! 😀

    • Obsie

      December 5th, 2013 - 6:16pm

      Very good, I should have seen that coming. Has someone been standing in the knife draw again?

  • Anonymous

    December 5th, 2013 - 3:38pm

    I think after peters first season they should stop useing the daleks for a while

    Reply
  • DALEKSKITTLES

    December 5th, 2013 - 3:04pm

    THE NEW DALEKS ARE BACK ASWELL!!!! 😀 plus now don’t hold me too this but apparently there’s a dalek civil war which could explain the photo of the dalek looking like it’s in a battle ground

    Reply
    • DALEKSKITTLES

      December 5th, 2013 - 3:54pm

      Sorry new daleks aren’t back 🙁

  • Anonymous

    December 5th, 2013 - 2:01pm

    Nah, Nu Who needs to replicate some of the epic regenerations from the classic era…like falling or banging head off TARDIS console…ah, the ‘good’ old days 😉

    Reply
  • 100000BC

    December 5th, 2013 - 1:48pm

    Who’s that dude who’s stolen Bill Hartnell’s walking stick?

    Reply
    • doc fan 2000

      December 5th, 2013 - 6:58pm

      at what time.Tell me and i’ll have a look.
      😉

    • 100000BC

      December 5th, 2013 - 7:09pm

      It’s the 2nd pic down.

    • Matt Smithy

      December 6th, 2013 - 8:17pm

      It’s Matt Smith…

    • Danny Brown

      December 9th, 2013 - 12:04pm

      Its the doctor

    • docfan

      November 29th, 2014 - 9:27pm

      matty!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • simon

    December 5th, 2013 - 1:11pm

    Well that object that looks like a big Dalek Gun could be the weapon that is hiden in the black panel on the back of the new Dalek paradime. It folds around the side and atatches over the normal gun. But as alway we will have to wait and see.

    Reply
    • Obsie

      December 5th, 2013 - 4:27pm

      Either that or one has been going to the gym on an extensive workout routine ,or it’s been taking Thal steroids!

    • Cyber10Dalek

      December 5th, 2013 - 4:31pm

      That would be interesting to see

    • Obsie

      December 5th, 2013 - 4:34pm

      Mind you, at least it wouldn’t need to go on the treadmill.

    • Dalek the Supreme

      December 5th, 2013 - 6:10pm

      I hope it is the hidden weapon on the Paradigm Dalek, I’ve been anticipating seeing that in action ever since I first heard about it!

  • Dalek the Supreme

    December 5th, 2013 - 1:05pm

    Everything looks exciting! I can’t wait! 😀

    Reply
  • bigfin20

    December 5th, 2013 - 11:23am

    Is that… The Doctor… Leading a group of… Silence?

    Reply
    • Doctor Stu

      December 5th, 2013 - 1:59pm

      It looks like he’s facing them so he might be giving a speech to them or something

    • Matt Smithy

      December 6th, 2013 - 8:17pm

      I think he’s going to make an agreement with them as ultimately they want the same thing (for the question to not be answered) so maybe he just convinces them that they don’t have to kill him and leads them to battle due to events in the story.

  • Cyber10Dalek

    December 5th, 2013 - 10:50am

    …o…m…g

    Reply
  • doyouhearthem

    December 5th, 2013 - 10:30am

    I think I am actually going to explode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    December 5th, 2013 - 10:24am

    What on earth is that beside the Dalek ?.

    I learned from a friend that rumours have been going around on Internet Forums about a brand new Special Weapons Gunner Dalek . . . . which kills the 11th Doctor.

    Just rumours mind you.

    Reply
    • Dalek the Supreme

      December 5th, 2013 - 1:06pm

      I hope it does turn out to be true, Special Weapons Daleks are epic.

    • MattIsaDalek

      December 5th, 2013 - 5:52pm

      Hope so, that would be an awesome send off!

    • doc fan 2000

      December 5th, 2013 - 7:13pm

      I’ve been told the cybermen will kill and sacrafise themselves from history and that would mean the daleks would have just blown up the 10th doctor at canary warf meening the doctor regenaration system would go from the end of the 11th doctor’s life to the middle of the 12th doctor’s life.
      Still they are only rumours from the internet.

    • Anonymous

      December 6th, 2013 - 5:09pm

      I dont understand that…

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