FANS haven’t been able to stop talking about the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special since the sensational trailer dropped.
The Doctor’s Christmas adventure is set to start 2021 with a Dalek-filled episode on New Year’s day – find out more below.
The Doctor Who Christmas special will air on New Year’s DayCredit: BBC
When is the Doctor Who Christmas special Revolution of the Daleks on?
The Beeb has confirmed that the much-anticipated Doctor Who special will air on New Year’s Day, 2021.
The exact time it will be broadcast has not yet been revealed.
However, last year the series 12 opener Spyfall: Part 1 aired at 18:55, so we can expect the upcoming Christmas special to show at a similar time.
The trailer shows Daleks descending on LondonCredit: BBC
Who’s in the cast?
The Christmas special cast is an exciting mix of familiar favourites, returning faces and some brand-new characters.
The trailer revealed that Revolution of the Daleks will feature the return of John Barrowman in his role of Captain Jack Harkness of Doctor Who series one and Torchwood.
Captain Jack Harkness is set to help out the Doctor and her companions in their battle to save the world from Dalek invasion.
The Doctor’s companions will all appear in the Christmas specialCredit: BBC
Another returning face is Chris Noth – known to most as Mr Big from Sex and the City. He featured in series 11 as luxury hotel owner Jack Robertson in the episode Arachnids in the UK.
Alongside these familiar characters, Dame Harriet Walter will make her first Doctor Who appearance. Walter, who is known for her role as Natalie Chandler in Law & Order: UK and Churchill’s wife in The Crown, will be playing the Prime Minister.
She will be joined by Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, known for his roles in Misfits and The Trial of Christine Keeler.
John Barrowman will return as Captain Jack HarknessCredit: BBC
Where is it filmed?
Although filming locations for the Christmas Special have not been revealed by the BBC, fans spotted Daleks on the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol last October.
Actress Mandip Gill revealed to Radio Times that the Christmas special was filmed at the same time as the last series.
She said: “It was absolutely pure luck we happened to have filmed it. I guess it’s the way it always films – they filmed the special at the same time as series 12.”
The trailer hints that lots of the action will take place in London – as we see Daleks advance on Downing Street.
The festive special was filmed at the same time as series 12Credit: BBC
The show’s executive producer Chris Chibnall has said: “We’ve crammed this year’s Doctor Who Festive Special with an explosion of extraordinary acting talent.
“Where else would you get British acting royalty, a globally renowned US screen star, an (inter)national treasure of stage and screen and one of Britain’s hottest young actors – just in the guest cast!
“Put those together with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole (and Daleks! Did I mention Daleks!) – and you get a cast to be exterminated for. And things will explode. Promise.”
Is there a trailer?
Yes there is a trailer – and fans are excited about it!
You can watch it at the top of this page.
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