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December 3rd, 2011 44 comments

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


  • 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. 🙁

  • Admiral Icktheus

    December 5th, 2011 - 12:07am

    20 days left!!!

  • 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!

  • 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


    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.”

  • The Silent Silent

    December 4th, 2011 - 6:26pm

    Its a joke

  • i wear a fez now

    December 4th, 2011 - 6:19pm

    Whats with the guys made of wood?

  • booboo

    December 4th, 2011 - 6:19pm

    this is during the war remember

  • i wear a fez now

    December 4th, 2011 - 6:17pm

    I know, he should dfinitely sue his optician

  • DWFAN#1

    December 4th, 2011 - 5:19pm

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • George

    December 3rd, 2011 - 10:42pm


  • King of the weevils

    December 3rd, 2011 - 10:35pm

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


    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

  • booboo

    December 3rd, 2011 - 8:53pm

    didn’t see it unfortunately

  • 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?

  • jy97drwhomad

    December 3rd, 2011 - 3:49pm

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

  • DWFAN#1

    December 3rd, 2011 - 3:17pm

    Aww, Davros ate yours too? Poor pussy cats 🙂

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • American Doctor Who Fan

    December 3rd, 2011 - 12:48am

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

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