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New Christmas Special Promotional Images

Doctor Who Christmas Special

The Doctor, The Widow and The wardrobe – BBC1 25th December 7.00pm

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.

Images courtesy of BBC Pictures



  • Bob the Dalek

    December 17th, 2011 - 8:09pm

    The last one looks like the 3 amigos future style

  • dalek eternal

    December 6th, 2011 - 8:07am

    who finds it a bit emotional when david tennant regenerates

    • Commander Strax

      December 7th, 2011 - 5:05pm


    • Admiral Icktheus

      December 7th, 2011 - 6:46pm

      Not me. His regeneration was COMPLETELY undoctorly. Good acting poor writing!

    • stetsons are cool

      December 11th, 2011 - 3:21pm

      yes definately

    • dw2005

      December 14th, 2011 - 9:05pm

      I also did find it emotional as he was my second favourite doctor, but not emotional enough to cry or anything.

  • craig owens

    December 5th, 2011 - 1:30pm

    in case any one is wondering the big box’s tag says merry christmas

    • Bob the Dalek

      December 17th, 2011 - 8:10pm

      oh i never noticed that

  • Admiral Icktheus

    December 5th, 2011 - 12:07am

    20 days left!!!

    • craig owens

      December 5th, 2011 - 1:29pm


    • dw2005

      December 14th, 2011 - 9:06pm

      11 Days know!


    December 4th, 2011 - 7:47pm

    Not to do with this, but it’s about the Doctor Who Movie – – Steven Moffat has said, if a Doctor Who Movie is made, it will feature the current Doctor (Matt Smith). These were his exact words:

    “To clarify: any Doctor Who movie would be made by the BBC team, star the current TV Doctor and certainly NOT be a Hollywood reboot.” he tweeted, “David Yates, great director, was speaking off the cuff, on a red carpet. You’ve seen the rubbish I talk when I’m cornered.”

    • King of the weevils

      December 4th, 2011 - 9:39pm

      Yates won’t listen to him he’ll just make the Doctor a big action hero dodging big super explosions on a futuristic motorbike…probably…hopefully not!

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      December 5th, 2011 - 9:14am

      We’ll see, but my main concern is about he Dr Who 50th anniversary special, which hopefully will feature Paul McGann and also David Tennant reurning for their incarantion/s of the Doctor. 🙁

    • moppy

      December 9th, 2011 - 5:54am

      Or he could turn THAT into the hollywood film

  • i wear a fez now

    December 4th, 2011 - 6:19pm

    Whats with the guys made of wood?

    • Commander Strax

      December 7th, 2011 - 5:06pm

      ???? seriously

  • Commander Strax

    December 4th, 2011 - 4:48pm

    i like the one before the last one


    December 4th, 2011 - 2:51pm

    i’m sorry but that kid has got some bad glasses.

    • i wear a fez now

      December 4th, 2011 - 6:17pm

      I know, he should dfinitely sue his optician

    • booboo

      December 4th, 2011 - 6:19pm

      this is during the war remember

    • The Silent Silent

      December 4th, 2011 - 6:26pm

      Its a joke

  • George

    December 3rd, 2011 - 10:42pm



    December 3rd, 2011 - 9:04pm

    oh look a disco ball on a stick or as the designers of doctor who in sixties would call it a big realistic mid dazzling computer

  • matt smithy

    December 3rd, 2011 - 8:48pm

    boo boo i just saw a new bbc christmas trailer after merlin with some new clips of the doctor who christmas special. can you put it up?

    • booboo

      December 3rd, 2011 - 8:53pm

      didn’t see it unfortunately

    • PandoricaOwner

      December 4th, 2011 - 11:44am

      If it’s the one with the spaceship(and suits) then you can find that on Dr.Who tv

  • jy97drwhomad

    December 3rd, 2011 - 3:49pm

    the picture with the box has a crack on the present im sure off it AND CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • King of the weevils

      December 3rd, 2011 - 10:35pm

      By the looks of things that’s how they get to “Narnia”

    • DWFAN#1

      December 4th, 2011 - 5:19pm

      I reckon its the TARDIS, coz of the colour and how they get into the forest!

    • King of the weevils

      December 4th, 2011 - 8:37pm

      In the trailer you see The Doctors hand come out of the present to grab Lilys hand and she gets dragged through and asks The Doctor what happened he says that they were once in a sitting room which is where the present is. Also there was an image once of the Doctor opening the TARDIS to find nothing inside so someone might be messing with the TARDIS, but who? Oooh the suspense! Only 21 days till all is revealed

    • dw2005

      December 14th, 2011 - 9:10pm

      I just hope that if someone is messing with thge TARDIS, that it’s an old enemy, not a new enemy. I would like to see the return of a couple classic or eccleston/tennant enemies.

  • gary

    December 3rd, 2011 - 11:09am

    Exciting!!! Looks good!!

  • King of the weevils

    December 3rd, 2011 - 10:41am

    The promo pictures with the BBC One logo on are great!!!

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    December 3rd, 2011 - 9:21am

    Everytime I look at the young girl in this up coming episode, I keep asking myself ” Don’t I know her from somewhere “. I just had to find out cos my mind was getting fed up trying to remember. Her names is Holly Earl, she played a girl in Casualty which my mum watches, she left the series sometime ago and played the daughter of a nurse who played Sally Sparrows friend Cathy Nightingale in 2007’s ” Blink ” episode.

    • DWFAN#1

      December 3rd, 2011 - 11:45am

      Yeah, she played a nurses daughter in Casualty, but they moved away, but i didn’t know the ‘Blink’ one! Awesome!

  • I am the doctor

    December 3rd, 2011 - 9:17am

    Wow I actually can not wait for Christmas

  • Kera

    December 3rd, 2011 - 6:11am

    OH! Makes me more excited. 😀 So can not wait!

  • dwfan101 (torchwoodfan101)

    December 3rd, 2011 - 12:08am

    These give you more to look forward to in the Xmas special, I am glad they released them. THANK YOU BBC!

    • Davros Ate My Cat

      December 3rd, 2011 - 12:30am

      Looks good, but no sign of Amy or Rory, which is a shame – unless anyone knows any different.

    • American Doctor Who Fan

      December 3rd, 2011 - 12:48am

      Davros Ate My Cat, they will be returning in series 7.

    • OMG

      December 3rd, 2011 - 1:13am

      amy and rory are in the xmas special at the end the doctor goes to there house to say merry christmas

    • DWFAN#1

      December 3rd, 2011 - 3:17pm

      Aww, Davros ate yours too? Poor pussy cats 🙂

    • dw2005

      December 14th, 2011 - 9:12pm

      I would prefer it if amy and rory didn’t appear in any upcoming episodes and we get a new companion or two.

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