In his years as a Time Lord, Doctor Who (Matt Smith) has travelled to the destructive and dark days of war-torn Britain many a time, and in this year’s festive episode, which airs at 7pm on Christmas Day, and is entitled The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe, He turns up in Dorset in south west England in 1941, where he makes his temporary home in a drafty old house, and welcomes a recently widowed mother named Madge Arwell (Claire Skinner)and her two children Lily and Cyril, who have been evacuated from London to the countryside in order to escape the war.
However Madge is hiding a secret, she hasn’t told her children, Lily and Cyril, that their father has died flying his bomber home over the channel, because she doesn’t want Christmas to become the day that broke their hearts.
There is also a mysterious blue parcel which has appeared under the Christmas tree, and Curious to see What could be inside, Cyril decides to investigate further and this leads them on an adventure in a magical land where they encounter wooden men and human spacemen, played by comedian Bill Bailey and actress Arabella Weir, and soon find themselves facing a battle for survival. The episode does not feature The Doctor’s companion Amy Pond, played by Karen Gillian, who recently announced she would be leaving the show during the next series, however, we will see a lot of Amy before The flame-haired actress and her on-screen husband Rory (Arthur Darvill) meet a ‘heart-breaking end’ and exit the hit BBC1 show.
You can see the Trailer for this years Dr Who Christmas Special “The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe” HERE