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November 26th, 2011 37 comments

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Snowy Doctor Who Radio Times Cover

Doctor Who Radio Times Cover

The new issue of Radio Times, on sale this weekend and covering listings for 3-9th December features a snowy Doctor Who cover and a sneak preview of the new Christmas special. Inside, Matt Smith, Alexander Armstrong, Bill Bailey and Arabella Weir talk about making the Christmas episode.

Matt Smith reveals that the Christmas special monster is β€œgoing to be ones of our best. The design is classic.”

Bill Bailey describes his Who debut as β€œthe equivalent of a knighthood.”

With thanks to The Radio Times. Don’t forget to visit their dedicated Doctor Who pages.



  • merchandise mad

    November 30th, 2011 - 7:38pm

    HI BOOBOO im new to this site but i go on merchandise guide 3 times a day so i think i will give this a try looks brill and very cool 😎

  • the TARDIS

    November 30th, 2011 - 12:57pm

    I really like this cover – I’ve sent my mum out to buy this just for the cover. And the Doctor Who stuff inside, but also the cover.

    • Commander Strax

      December 4th, 2011 - 4:51pm

      2 pages

    • DWFAN#1

      December 4th, 2011 - 5:24pm

      I bought the Radio Times DW special last time with (related to TWORS) and all that was in there was 1 page on it! Bit of a waste of money, if yo ask me. Then again, quite a lot of things are a waste of money if you ask me!

    • the TARDIS

      December 5th, 2011 - 7:24pm

      no, there isn’t much, is ther? They often put Doctor Who on the cover, but put about 3 pages inside!

  • Harold Saxon

    November 30th, 2011 - 12:32pm

    looks fantastic,great radio times features who on its cover so much.


    November 29th, 2011 - 5:08pm

    Look at this – – There was going to be a Christmas Episode of Doctor Who Confidential, and it’s already been filmed, but it’s not being shown! How annoying is that!!!

    • dwfan101 (torchwoodfan101)

      November 29th, 2011 - 10:21pm

      I see what you mean. I will kill the BBC if I ever meet the man whos incharge. BTW why r u all the way at the bottom when you’re 29th and the comment above is 26th?

    • the TARDIS

      November 30th, 2011 - 8:52am

      Its a shame – I really like Confidential. Maybe if it isn’t shown they will release it as a special bonus feature on the DVD next year…

    • DWFAN#1

      December 3rd, 2011 - 12:03pm

      I know its well bad!

    • DWFAN#1

      December 4th, 2011 - 5:25pm

      That was meant to be in reply to ‘BOOBOO JR’ but it decided to put itself down the bottom of the page. Sorry about that!

  • I am the doctor

    November 27th, 2011 - 5:53pm

    I love this cover it looks really cool

  • DWFAN#1

    November 27th, 2011 - 5:39pm

    Who thinks that the monster for this years Christmas special will be hidden until the actual episode, and who thinks they will tell us before? I reckon they might give us a little clip, but won’t make it entirely obvious, as to maintain the ‘joy’ of secrecy.

    • King of the weevils

      November 27th, 2011 - 6:29pm

      well by the looks of things the monsters are giant tree people. reminds me of shrek 2: the videogame

    • Anonymous

      November 30th, 2011 - 7:59am

      in the children in need trailer there were giant tree people but it could bethe people in the weird robot suits.
      :mrgreen: im only guessing

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    November 26th, 2011 - 7:20pm

    Ughhh, the cover looks bad … πŸ™

    Dissapointing, the Doctor’s hair is too greasy, the little kid with the glasses is wierd and just ruins the whole thing. πŸ™ Ughh

    • DWFAN#1

      November 27th, 2011 - 3:02pm

      So what if his hair is greasy? Does that determine that the entire programme will be a fail? And anyway, it could just be the lighting! And how can you tell the little boy is ‘weird and just ruins the whole thing’ ? And anyway, Glasses are cool.

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      November 28th, 2011 - 10:17am

      LoL, you sure made me wrong.

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      November 28th, 2011 - 10:18am

      It was jst my initial reaction, I

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      November 28th, 2011 - 10:18am

      -guess I don’t really think those things now.

    • DWFAN#1

      November 28th, 2011 - 3:54pm

      Spose i did have a BIT of an over-reaction πŸ˜›
      But I am ill! Those comments where quite unfair though! Even the doctor said glasses are cool! Not that you directly commented about the glasses, but still!

    • dwfan101 (torchwoodfan101)

      November 29th, 2011 - 10:23pm

      The boy maay look weird but remember it is 1941.

    • dwfan101 (torchwoodfan101)

      November 29th, 2011 - 10:24pm

      But I have to say the girl looks like shes floating in mid-air. In the picture anyway.

    • DWFAN#1

      November 30th, 2011 - 11:41am

      LOL she does as well but thats probably just the snow, or maybe the green screen or something! Does anyone else recognize her off Casualty? πŸ˜€

  • Anonymous

    November 26th, 2011 - 8:07am

    i would like to see this but im a bit disapointed becuase last years i didnt like

    • Jason doctorwhoone

      November 26th, 2011 - 8:31am

      I doubt this years Christmas Special will be good really, being based on an all too familiar story [ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ] just like last year with A Christmas Carol. Seems that Moffat just can’t come up with anything original at Christmas time, just chooses any old well known story and throws Doctor Who right into it. Thank god Russell T.Davies never did that.

    • Anonymous

      November 26th, 2011 - 9:16am

      yeah but stephen would have to work really hard to write this because the lion the witch and the wardrobe is completely different to doctor who so moffat finds a clever way to interpret doctor who and twist it so its similar to the story but then again completely different if you no what i mean

    • gary

      November 26th, 2011 - 9:21am

      Well I think it’s great that we get well known Christmas stories with a Doctor Who twist thrown into them because it just makes it more Christmassy. Let’s be fair, The Runaway Bride and The End of Time didn’t have that festive cheer to them. They were good but I think A Christmas Carol was really Christmassy, and that’s what you want on Xmas!

    • doctor stu

      November 26th, 2011 - 11:42am

      agh the anonomous before gary was me doctor stu the one above jason doctorwhoone wasnt me

    • DWFAN#1

      November 26th, 2011 - 12:52pm

      Really? I thought last years Christmas ep was quite clever and original! I suppose it depends on what sort of theme you like though, moral or monsters! Didn’t really see any monsters on the Christmas trailer…!

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      November 26th, 2011 - 7:16pm

      I enjoyed a Christmas Charol aswell !! It was much much better than I had though it could have been !

      See, they did a Muppets Christmas charol, they could very well make a Dr Who Christmas Charol work !! πŸ˜€

    • crazy guy

      November 28th, 2011 - 4:48pm

      i think it is quite good to have them based on Christmas stories because that what’s makes the christmasy when most other specials are only on Christmas day nothing really to do with Christmas.

    • the TARDIS

      November 30th, 2011 - 8:50am

      I like the way Steven Moffat plays on old Christmas stories. I think they are honeslty better than the RTD ones. A Christmas Carol was definitely the Christmassiest (is that a word?) so far.

    • Commander Strax

      December 9th, 2011 - 5:34pm

      Or as matt says it, christmassy.
      I dont know if thats a word LOL


    November 26th, 2011 - 12:05am

    more things to draw!!

    • I am the doctor

      December 2nd, 2011 - 5:09pm

      What do you mean

    • TARDIS

      December 9th, 2011 - 9:47pm

      well i like drawing doctor who stuff got lots of it but i havent anything new to draw so im happy that these images are here

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