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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?





  • 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.

  • 100000BC

    December 5th, 2013 - 7:09pm

    It’s the 2nd pic down.

  • doc fan 2000

    December 5th, 2013 - 6:58pm

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

  • Obsie

    December 5th, 2013 - 6:16pm

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

  • 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!

  • MattIsaDalek

    December 5th, 2013 - 5:52pm

    Hope so, that would be an awesome send off!


    December 5th, 2013 - 5:18pm

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

  • greyzinychimp

    December 5th, 2013 - 5:17pm

    who just saw the add on BBC 1

  • Danny Brown

    December 5th, 2013 - 5:08pm

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

  • booboo

    December 5th, 2013 - 4:57pm

    its Jenna but in Death Comes to Pemberley, different programme

  • Danny Brown

    December 5th, 2013 - 4:55pm

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

  • DrWhoTwins

    December 5th, 2013 - 4:48pm


  • 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.

  • Obsie

    December 5th, 2013 - 4:34pm

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

  • Cyber10Dalek

    December 5th, 2013 - 4:31pm

    That would be interesting to see

  • Cyber10Dalek

    December 5th, 2013 - 4:30pm

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

  • 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!


    December 5th, 2013 - 3:54pm

    Sorry new daleks aren’t back 🙁

  • Anonymous

    December 5th, 2013 - 3:38pm

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


    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

  • 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 😉

  • 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

  • 100000BC

    December 5th, 2013 - 1:48pm

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

  • 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.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    December 5th, 2013 - 1:06pm

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

  • Dalek the Supreme

    December 5th, 2013 - 1:05pm

    Everything looks exciting! I can’t wait! 😀

  • bigfin20

    December 5th, 2013 - 11:23am

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

  • Cyber10Dalek

    December 5th, 2013 - 10:50am


  • doyouhearthem

    December 5th, 2013 - 10:30am

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


    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.

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