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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 28th, 2011 - 5:39pm

    Adam is at calverley parkside primary school and I am too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • arjun

    November 28th, 2011 - 5:37pm

    no, I’m not

  • arjun

    November 28th, 2011 - 5:35pm

    its not charol its carol1

  • pixielynda68

    November 28th, 2011 - 8:21am

    this year xmas special sounds fun.i hope its a big improvement from last years rubbish.that was the worst one ever.i loved voyage of the damned and end of time.but then again david was in them both(besotted with him lol!!.so looking forward to xmas episode,been a fan since i were only two yrs,so parents say,still am big tym and my 5yr old is now too lol.HAPPY 48 BIRTHDAY DOC,hope theres lots more years to come yet.

  • dw2005

    November 27th, 2011 - 1:47pm

    By ther way, tht last comment made here, was made by me, not anonymous.

  • Anonymous

    November 27th, 2011 - 11:10am

    I thought that “the end of time” was one of the best specials alongside the “next doctor”. I also think that these episodes and ” the christmas invasion” were better than “a christmas caral”.

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    November 26th, 2011 - 7:13pm

    I didn’t think they could possibly make it any more christmassier than they had done last year with “Dr Who: a Christmas Charol” , but they said it would be !

    I think the story sounds very fun idea for a Christmas story, it’s going to be a great watch I think ! πŸ˜€

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    November 26th, 2011 - 7:11pm

    It’s going to be on a riff with the Lion the WItch and the ardrobe ,sortof, just like Dr Who a Christmas Charol was ! πŸ˜€

  • King of the weevils

    November 25th, 2011 - 9:56am

    The special will be on for an hour. Most likely timeslot is 6-7pm as it has been that time since 2008

  • aarondrwhofan64

    November 25th, 2011 - 9:21am

    the end of time is my favourite episode ever! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜•

  • 11matt

    November 25th, 2011 - 8:16am

    will it be an hour long episode or longer

  • King of the weevils

    November 25th, 2011 - 7:33am

    Best Christmas special: A Christmas Carol
    Worst Christmas special: The End Of Time

  • richardfang8

    November 25th, 2011 - 5:46am

    im so excited are you doctor who site

  • dwfan101 (torchwoodfan101)

    November 24th, 2011 - 10:14pm

    very clever!


    November 24th, 2011 - 6:03pm

    mmmmm, not sure if this will be any good, spaceman angel, copy of narnia??? mmmmmmm…

  • dw2005

    November 24th, 2011 - 4:20pm

    I didn’t like it much either. My opinion is that “a christmas carol” was average story and the worst christmas special, right next to “voyage of the damned”.

  • ultimate character building fan 0001

    November 24th, 2011 - 3:52pm

    i agree i didn’t like a christmas carol much


    November 23rd, 2011 - 7:20pm

    booboo you going to put doctor who 48 up

  • Adam

    November 23rd, 2011 - 5:11pm

    I done that before its !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 cus ! is capital 1

  • Adam

    November 23rd, 2011 - 5:10pm

    Happy Birthday Doctor Who
    Happy Birthday Doctor Who
    Happy Birthday Dear Doctor Who
    Happy Bithday to you

  • simon

    November 23rd, 2011 - 1:15pm

    Happy birthday Doctor and many more years to come cant beleave its been 48 years you dont look a year over 900.

  • aarondrwhofan64

    November 23rd, 2011 - 9:14am

    this looksgreat! πŸ˜€
    and happy 48th birthday to Doctor Who !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Isabella

    November 23rd, 2011 - 3:20am

    Could be good….
    A Christmas carol wasn’t the best but this one could be better…. I hope…

  • Nigel M

    November 22nd, 2011 - 10:02pm

    I can’t say I liked A Christmas Carol, fingers crossed this is better.

  • mystery

    November 22nd, 2011 - 9:47pm

    woops put 1 in by mistake sorry

  • mystery

    November 22nd, 2011 - 9:46pm

    cool !!!!!!!!1 can’t wait

  • dr who fan 4 ever

    November 22nd, 2011 - 7:10pm

    this looks intresting cant wait

  • Anonymous

    November 22nd, 2011 - 7:06pm

    This years special sounds good


    November 22nd, 2011 - 7:03pm

    Can’t wait for this years special!

  • doctorwho

    November 22nd, 2011 - 6:50pm


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