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November 22nd, 2011 37 comments

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Doctor Who Christmas Special Synopsis

Doctor Who Christmas Special

It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home, in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, starring Matt Smith as the Doctor.

He promises to repay her kindness – all she has to do is make a wish.

Three years later, a devastated Madge escapes war-torn London with her two children for a dilapidated house in Dorset. She is crippled with grief at the news her husband has been lost over the channel, but determined to give Lily and Cyril the best Christmas ever.

The Arwells are surprised to be greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world. Here, Madge will learn how to be braver than she ever thought possible. And that wishes can come true…

Madge Arwell is played by Claire Skinner, Lily Arwell by Holly Earl and Cyril Arwell by Maurice Cole.

Image courtesy of BBC Pictures



  • Arjun

    November 16th, 2013 - 1:55pm

    good episode

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    December 2nd, 2011 - 2:07pm

    I thought last years one was terrificly great, and I saw it on Boxing day !!

    This years one is more likely to be, much of the same format.

  • DWFAN#1

    November 30th, 2011 - 4:05pm

    To be honest, even though i haven’t yet seen the End of Time, i believe he actually thought he WAS going to die, not regenerate, which is why he is so surprised in the eleventh hour!

  • DWFAN#1

    November 30th, 2011 - 3:54pm

    Its on at 7 on Christmas Day, its confirmed –

  • King of the weevils

    November 29th, 2011 - 8:51pm

    The end of time in my opinion was the worst “christmas” special ever! sorry but all the doctor does is cry about regeneration like it’s actual death. I thought RTD could give tennant an emotional sendoff without making the character overdramatic and very teary. Also just thought i’d say i don’t hate RTD in any way. I think he’s a good writer and should be highly honoured for bringing the show back, but some of his series were hit or miss

  • arjun

    November 28th, 2011 - 5:43pm


  • arjun

    November 28th, 2011 - 5:41pm

    oooh have you seen that lion in NARNIA

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