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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.




  • Jason [Doctor Who One] from Deviant Art

    December 3rd, 2015 - 8:45am

    Seeing as the Doctor has a brand new Sonic Screwdriver [ fantastic !! πŸ˜€ ] It seems River Song might be also holding a Sonic Screwdriver too, but if it is a Sonic Screwdriver she is also holding, that it is not the same one from her debut appearance back in 2008.

    Then again, it may not be a Sonic Screwdriver, it could very well a totally different device like a Sonic Lance or something which may not be Sonic technology related at all.

    We’ll just have to wait and see . . . . but first . . . . Gallifrey is free this Saturday !! πŸ˜€


    December 2nd, 2015 - 4:55pm

    That robot looks reminiscent of the onesfrom dinosaurs in a spaceship and the ones from that sarah jane adventures story for my liking.

    • Jason [Doctor Who One] from Deviant Art

      December 2nd, 2015 - 6:06pm

      That would be because it is one of the robot’s from ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’, just recycled πŸ™‚

    • Tardis’nt

      December 2nd, 2015 - 7:40pm

      Originally they were in mission 2110

    • The Hybird256

      December 4th, 2015 - 11:15am

      It’s a Hybrid!!!!!

  • Doctorfan

    December 1st, 2015 - 7:07pm

    I do like this sonic but here’s some bad things
    We may never get to see rivers reaction to the sonic sunglasses
    The sunglasses suited him
    Hope he keeps them even if they aren’t sonic anymore
    Hope capable plays river Christmas music on guitar

    • starshipalaska

      December 1st, 2015 - 10:55pm

      I know right, sunglasses worked so well! #vocalminority!

  • The super whovian

    December 1st, 2015 - 6:43pm

    Finally a sonic screwdriver that suits the 12th doctor

    • Dalekparadigm2

      December 1st, 2015 - 9:32pm

      I agree. This looks great in his hands. The other one was, to me, Matt Smith’s reused. The sunglasses though trendy were just a marketing stunt (I then bought some). Now this one is here and I love it!


    December 1st, 2015 - 3:41pm

    Assuming the title is right in saying ‘Husbands’ and not ‘Husband’, then that can only mean one thing –

    River Song’s a BIGAMIST !!!.

    • ben ridgeway

      January 29th, 2016 - 9:24am

      yes she good

  • CJ

    December 1st, 2015 - 3:34pm

    It’s good that after Hell Bent, we only got a wait 20 days til it returns πŸ˜€


      December 1st, 2015 - 3:37pm

      Yes it is a good 20 days wait, even a friend of mine sure surprised when I told him πŸ™‚

    • Dalekparadigm2

      December 1st, 2015 - 9:33pm

      I am looking foreward to it. However, come New Year, we’ll be at a low point because the series will be over and there’s nothing new to look forward to (immediately).


    December 1st, 2015 - 3:08pm

    NEW SONIC !!!
    NEW SONIC !!!
    NEW SONIC !!!

    AHHHHHHHH !!! πŸ˜€

  • DannyTheNerd

    December 1st, 2015 - 1:30pm

    New sonic?? Noooo! We need sonic shades back lol

  • Lord President

    December 1st, 2015 - 9:48am

    Is that a new sonic??

    • Dalekparadigm2

      December 1st, 2015 - 11:42am


  • koloth

    December 1st, 2015 - 8:06am

    Place to avoid? -Picnic at Asgard!

    • ben ridgeway

      January 29th, 2016 - 9:24am


  • JasonisnotaRobot

    December 1st, 2015 - 8:04am

    Looks cool! Also does that robot remind anybody else of that robot from the SJA episode The Empty Planet?

    • The Metal Lord

      December 1st, 2015 - 9:36am


    • Dalekparadigm2

      December 1st, 2015 - 11:42am

      I thought it was quite like those from Dinosaurs on a Spaceship but yes the SJA ones too

    • 2doctors2000

      December 1st, 2015 - 4:03pm

      It’s the same model from Dinosaurs, the Mission 2110 game show of CBBC, simply recycled :/

    • Davrosdestroyer

      December 1st, 2015 - 4:08pm

      it looks similar to that robot from dinosaurs on a spaceship.

    • JasonisnotaRobot

      December 1st, 2015 - 4:32pm

      Oh I remember mission 2110! I’m pretty sure i saw another reused monster from it in the Rings of Akhaten.

  • DoctorFan

    December 1st, 2015 - 7:55am

    Alert alert new sonic detected

    • DoctorFan

      December 1st, 2015 - 7:56am

      Imagine it’s a dalek saying that

    • CG

      December 1st, 2015 - 9:09am

      Yes I am a little disappointed that it was spoiled =(

  • The Legend Doctor

    December 1st, 2015 - 12:10am

    The Husbands of River Song is the name of this christmas special! πŸ™‚ xxx

  • Anonymous

    November 30th, 2015 - 11:02pm

    The Title and a teaser poster will be unveiled at 00:00 2nite! πŸ™‚

  • Lord President

    November 29th, 2015 - 11:25pm

    I think the destination the doctor is avoiding is the singing towers of derilium where he and River had their last date before she goes to library and he will give her a new sonic screwdriver! Just a theory!

  • Anonymous

    November 25th, 2015 - 10:32pm

    In River’s timeline, this continues straight on from Angels in Manhattan.

    • Anonymous

      November 26th, 2015 - 4:34am


    • CJ

      November 26th, 2015 - 8:41am

      Yeah then I believe after this christmas special it’s Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead and then The Name of the Doctor

    • Obsie

      November 26th, 2015 - 10:22am

      Yes, I’m going to make an early New year resolution to make a note of trying put where River’s appearances come chronologically with the Doctor.

    • doctor who fan 11

      November 27th, 2015 - 7:29am

      wait to see if she appears again with Capaldi or another doctor in the future

    • 2doctors2000

      November 27th, 2015 - 8:13pm

      You’ll find a timeline in the site already in all perspectives!

  • NewYorkJay

    November 24th, 2015 - 5:38pm

    What’s not to like about River Song and this Doctor? Now I am looking forward to Christmas.

    • oliver

      November 24th, 2015 - 5:59pm

      I am too. River is a great character.

  • DalekAgent

    November 24th, 2015 - 5:20pm

    Whats everyones guess at what it will be called? Mine is “The Christmas Star”

    • TheMissingDoctor

      November 24th, 2015 - 11:27pm

      Mine is The Falling Angel

    • doctor3000

      November 25th, 2015 - 7:23am

      A Frozen River

    • The Five Doctors

      November 26th, 2015 - 7:29pm

      Mine is, A River’s Tale

    • Anonymous

      November 30th, 2015 - 11:00pm

      Christmas At The Smiths πŸ˜€

    • mick181

      December 1st, 2015 - 11:57am

      The Doctors wives.

  • Obsie

    November 24th, 2015 - 5:11pm

    Apparently it takes place just after The Angels Take Manhattan and before The Name of the Doctor. I Just hope it turns out be a jolly romp and has great interaction between Kingston and Capaldi.

  • skaroman

    November 24th, 2015 - 5:09pm

    “A destination that the doctor has been avoiding for a very long time”

    For goodness sake, find Gallifrey already!!!


      November 24th, 2015 - 5:19pm

      Gallifrey is in the finale, so it will be back before Christmas Day πŸ™‚


      November 24th, 2015 - 8:39pm

      he goes there in the series 9 finale

    • mick181

      December 1st, 2015 - 6:47am

      It’s either Earth or the library.

  • Doctor Stu

    November 24th, 2015 - 4:43pm

    This sounds like it’s going to have a runaway bride sort of feel to it, lots of comedy but without being too ridiculous hope it’s good. Not long to wait now


    November 24th, 2015 - 4:40pm

    I’d love to see my all time favorite comedian, Russell Howard, in Doctor Who πŸ˜€

    In fact, Russ should have been in series 5 back in 2010 as a friend of Rory’s who could have fancied Amy πŸ™‚

  • Lord President

    November 24th, 2015 - 4:34pm

    I should be good, as Christmas Eps. usually are, but it sounds a bit…. pantomime! Just my opinion but: “Giant Robot Bodyguard” just doesn’t sit well with me!

    • Anjie

      November 25th, 2015 - 11:51pm

      Ikr. I saw a picture of capaldi and Kingston from the Christmas special and literally, Kingston is just clutching onto the doctor’s back with a look of fear in her face. I’m sozzy, but where are the guns at tho?

  • Mick181

    November 24th, 2015 - 4:04pm

    Sounds like they are headed for the Library and somehow River has left the Library in some form, and thus this is a all new meeting that neither her nor the Doctor remember.

    • CJ

      November 25th, 2015 - 6:26am

      This episode will apparently takes place after The Angels Take Manhattan and before The Name of the Doctor so River might say she is heading too the Library in this episode so for River I’m guessing it goes The Angels Take Manhatten – Christmas Special 2015 (whatever it’s going to be called) – then The Name of the Doctor as she is dead in that

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    November 24th, 2015 - 3:23pm

    If anything it sounds fun!

  • 12th Doctor Fan

    November 24th, 2015 - 3:05pm

    Very under whelmed sorry can’t stand River, hoping it’s not all “Spoiler Hello Sweetie” all over it. I’ll watch for Peter alone.

    • Anonymous

      November 28th, 2015 - 11:08am

      It will be completely different because river won’t know that Capaldi is the doctor for a long time in the episode.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    November 24th, 2015 - 1:58pm

    Hope this is better than it sounds -otherwise thinking: OH DEAR!

  • Exterminator

    November 24th, 2015 - 1:30pm

    And the fabulous Meera Syal and Rory’s dad Mark Williams.

    • Exterminator

      November 24th, 2015 - 1:31pm

      For info, that should’ve gone with my post about comedy actors below.

  • whovian

    November 24th, 2015 - 12:30pm

    “when will River work out who the Doctor is?”. So much for her having pictures of ALL his faces.

    • i

      November 29th, 2015 - 6:33pm


  • Exterminator

    November 24th, 2015 - 11:41am

    Greg Davies and Matt Lucas, both very funny and great actors. Interesting how they keep casting comedians, Catherine Tate, Frank Skinner, David Walliams, Rufus Hound, Paul Kaye, and Peter Kay to name but a few of the recent ones.

    • Exterminator

      November 24th, 2015 - 11:44am

      I forgot Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

    • Sam Orme

      November 24th, 2015 - 2:00pm

      It’ll be awesome if Edgar Wright wrote and/or directed an episode of Doctor Who

    • The Metal Lord

      November 24th, 2015 - 2:53pm

      Have Doctor Who with Simon Pegg as the Doctor, Nick Frost as companion, Bill Bailey as a bit-part, creepy twins appear, supernatural elements, and have it written by Edgar Wright.


      November 25th, 2015 - 6:13pm

      mitchell and webb as well

    • Exterminator

      November 25th, 2015 - 7:59pm

      Oh and the league of gentlemen guys, Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, and Mark Gatiss.

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