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Christmas Special The Husbands of River Song

It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy.

King Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out of control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas) survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is?

All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.




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  • Fiona Ting

    July 20th, 2016 - 5:27pm

    I think this Christmas special episode are very good and I enjoyed it

  • Kelly

    April 12th, 2016 - 3:27pm

    I absolutely can’t get enough River Song. Alex Kingston does an amazing job with the character

  • Jo

    January 29th, 2016 - 7:29am

    I love it

  • Emma Watson

    January 15th, 2016 - 8:12pm

    Omg this episode was amazing

  • Haley

    December 26th, 2015 - 4:28am

    AMAZING EPISODE! I hope Moffat will find a way to have River come back somehow. Made my Christmas so amazing!

  • Lynda

    December 23rd, 2015 - 11:42pm

    We always knew that River was going to come back. She said so, spoilers, remember. Glad she is coming back. Now we need to find out about the Doctor’s daughter, Jenny.

    • Andy

      January 1st, 2016 - 5:31am

      Jenny deserves her own show without a doubt

    • Anonymous

      March 30th, 2016 - 10:49am


  • Stacy

    December 23rd, 2015 - 4:38pm

    Bah, humbug to haters of River Song! I’m so excited she’s back! I would love to see her as his companion in the new season – know it won’t happen, but still…
    BBC Shop has the Complete David Tenant & Complete Matt Smith, if they ever get a Complete River Song, I’m so there!
    Merry Christmas all!

    • Anonymous

      January 17th, 2016 - 10:54pm

      Yes I love river

  • Skye

    December 21st, 2015 - 11:02am

    After the Raven episode I am now liking the 12th Doctor. I’m soooo glad that Clara is not leaving. I don’t like “Me” character at all. This series was taking a dark turn and I’m hoping that is changing. River is my favorite character along with the 11th Docor and Rory and Amy. Bringing River back for Christmas special, brilliant! I’m looking forward to the comic relief. The 12rh Doctor snapping his fingers and getting a new screwdriver..perfect!

    • Anonymous

      December 21st, 2015 - 5:59pm

      What on earth are you talking about? Clara’s gone, dead and never coming back. The Doctor can’t even remember her.

    • Michelle

      December 22nd, 2015 - 2:06am

      Yeh she is gone she flew the new tardis back to Galifrey so they could put her back in her death moment…she is already playing the queen on another show..I dont like clara or Me..

    • Whovian

      December 22nd, 2015 - 8:23pm

      As much as I am going to LOVE this episode.It makes no sense.River and the Doctor have opposite time streams as they said so many times in the 11th Doctor era.River regenerated in let’s kill hitler.So did river lie.Was that the first time she saw him.But she knows him in the Christmas special.I do not understand did she escape from the library?

  • Anonymous

    December 18th, 2015 - 12:16am

    Strangely looking forward to this episode after last Christmas (pun intended)

  • Bec

    December 14th, 2015 - 5:28pm

    I am very excited for this episode? I love everything River!

  • doctor no more

    December 13th, 2015 - 1:14pm

    glad to see river back,such a brilliant strong character,liked all the episodes shes been in,hopefully she will make this episode watchable.trouble is the last two doctors she encountered have been dashing young looking men,somehow cant see the chemistry between her and an old miserable fellow! what would happen if she was to meet the first or second doctors.lets have an episode where she lands in the 8th doctors time stream to mix things up a bit…merry xmas..

    • Anonymous

      December 15th, 2015 - 10:04pm

      She is in big finish going to meet the 8th doctor

    • Anonymous

      December 21st, 2015 - 6:00pm

      Alex Kingston is a lot closer to Peter Capaldi’s age than either of his predecessors. It will be a different chemistry, but no less ridiculous than what’s gone before.

  • Brewy

    December 11th, 2015 - 6:31pm

    Of course when I said Susan was the Doctors daughter I meant Grand daughter,

  • Joy_Marie

    December 10th, 2015 - 5:00pm

    I’m excited to see Peter Capaldi’s Docter with River Song. She always said that “her Doctor was older” so it just makes sense. I love that Peter closed the Tardis door by snapping his fingers! 🙂

    I would say that I am excited about the Christmas special, but being as I live in the US and the closest theater playing it is about 3 hours away on a Tuesday night, I don’t know if or when I’ll see it. 🙁

    • SandiDV

      December 21st, 2015 - 3:11pm

      but it will be playing on TV on BBCA Christmas day I think

  • Brewy

    December 7th, 2015 - 8:55pm

    If they are into bringing people back how about the doctors daughter Susan? Haven’t heard anything about her since William Hartnell. And who was Susan’s mom ? Sorry about the pun. It’s time she was explained, sorry another pun!

    • Masterwho

      December 14th, 2015 - 9:39am

      There are no puns in that comment.

  • Andy Smith

    December 7th, 2015 - 4:22pm

    Love River Song. Glad she’s back.

  • Tim M

    December 5th, 2015 - 9:53pm

    So Moffat is bringing River Song back, we’ve just had Clara brought back…Who is Moffat gonna bring back next…ADRIC!

  • Jason [Doctor Who One] from Deviant Art

    December 5th, 2015 - 5:24pm

    David Tennant and Matt Smith, according the Radio Times, are absolutely fuming about Alex Kingston being back as River Song and working alongside Peter Capaldi.

    • 12th Doctor Fan

      December 5th, 2015 - 6:16pm

      I didn’t want her back anyway, now look what we’ve got .

    • Jason [Doctor Who One] from Deviant Art

      December 6th, 2015 - 5:06pm

      You and me both mate, and you me both 🙂 🙂

    • mick181

      December 6th, 2015 - 10:52pm

      Why would they care about Alex working with Peter it doesn’t make any sense, they left the show of their own accord, what happens after is none of their concern.

  • 47

    December 5th, 2015 - 11:52am

    River Song……..
    Giant Robots out of control……..
    Cast comedians………
    Fast and Frantic chases……
    Ticks all my “NO ! ” Boxes !
    HUMBUG !!

    • 12th Doctor Fan

      December 5th, 2015 - 6:17pm

      I feel the same way, not excited much only for Peter, river with smug hello sweeties, spoilers sigh. Oh great not.

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