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December 3rd, 2016
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Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas are both featured on the cover of the new TV & Satellite Week – out now – which looks ahead to their long awaited Christmas comeback in The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

It looks like the magazine is just as excited about it as we are, as inside there’s an exclusive preview of the festive adventure which will be broadcast on Christmas Day at 5:45pm on BBC One. The episode also guest stars Justin Chatwin and Charity Wakefield, who are both featured on its newly released iconic image.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Everything you need to know about Doctor Mysterio… »

December 3rd, 2016
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A brand new Doctor Who episode means an accompanying iconic image and this year’s Christmas Special now has one of its very own!

As you’ll know by now, Peter Capaldi will be back on our screens in The Return of Doctor Mysterio on Christmas Day at 5:45pm on BBC One, with Matt Lucas returning as Nardole for a festive adventure in New York City. The episode guest stars Charity Wakefield as Lucy Fletcher and Justin Chatwin as The Ghost, both of whom also feature in the newly released poster, which you can see for yourselves below.

And if you like your iconic images with extra fanfare (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?), there is also this motion version to add to the anticipation. It’s going to be a very merry Christmas!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Everything you need to know about Doctor Mysterio… »

November 29th, 2016
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The BBC has confirmed that this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, will be broadcast on BBC One on Christmas Day at 5:45pm.

It will be an early start for the Time Lord as he joins forces with a superhero for an epic festive adventure in New York. Check out the episode’s newly released synopsis below, and watch a preview clip from it here.

With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost. Can the Doctor save Manhattan? And what will be revealed when we see behind the mask?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Everything you need to know about Doctor Mysterio… »

November 27th, 2016
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Two more countries have announced cinema screenings of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

As previously confirmed, the festive episode will get a two-night theatrical outing in the US after its premiere on BBC America, and now fans in both Canada and Australia will be able to enjoy the seasonal escapade on the big screen, too. The special events will take place in Canada on Boxing Day and 28th December 2016, and on Boxing Day in Australia, the same day as it will premiere on ABC at 7:30pm.

Tickets are now on sale and you can find your nearest participating cinema using the links above. Let us know if you’ll be attending one of the cinema events in the comments below!

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November 23rd, 2016
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The BBC have released a new still from this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

The latest image – below – features the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, alongside guest star Charity Wakefield as investigative journalist Lucy and Matt Lucas as returning companion Nardole. There’s plenty more where that came from in this preview clip, and don’t forget to check out our list of 5 things we’re looking forward to about the episode, which will premiere on BBC One on Christmas Day.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Everything you need to know about Doctor Mysterio… »

November 23rd, 2016
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Peter Capaldi is featured on the latest issue of Radio Times, on sale now, which looks ahead to this year’s must see Christmas TV highlights.

Of course Doctor Who is at the top of that list, with the show’s eagerly anticipated – and long overdue – comeback in The Return of Doctor Mysterio on Christmas Day. Not only does the Twelfth Doctor take pride of place as the issue’s cover star, but inside there’s an exclusive interview with the actor, as well as the chance to win an exclusive Doctor Who illustration drawn by the man himself.

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November 21st, 2016
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The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner which means that the Doctor’s grand return is finally a mere stone’s throw away. And it’s about time, too!

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been one whole year since we saw our beloved Time Lord in action (not forgetting his appearance in Class, of course, which was a much needed dose of Capaldi). He lit up our telly boxes last Christmas Day, in The Husbands of River Song, which was followed by the Earth-shattering announcement that there would only be one Doctor Who episode in 2016…

And folks, there is now a light at the end of the tunnel as that episode is nearly upon us! As we know, this year’s Christmas Special is entitled The Return of Doctor Mysterio and it will guest star Justin Chatwin as the titular superhero who will join forces with the Doctor to save New York from a deadly alien threat. While we don’t know that much about the episode, here’s 5 things that we’re looking forward to about this year’s festive adventure…

1. Guess who’s back, back again…

Guess who?! The fact we’ve had no full series of Doctor Who this year has made us even more excited for the Christmas Special (if that was even possible…), so it goes without saying that the Doctor’s comeback is the only present we’re looking forward to unwrapping this season. And the socks. You’ve gotta love the Christmas socks.

Here he is getting up to no good (no, not like that!) with Charity Wakefield who will be playing investigate journalist Lucy Fletcher in the episode. Oh, and he’s holding chopsticks. It’s going to be a very merry Christmas.

2. Christmas in New York

If growing up watching Home Alone, It’s a Wonderful Life and Elf taught us one thing, it’s that there’s room for everyone on the nice list. Missy will be thrilled.

Oh, and that there’s no place like New York at Christmas, so finding out that The Return of Doctor Mysterio will be set in the Big Apple made us as giddy as one of Santa’s elves after one too many hot cocoa. We’ve all been there.

Snow and lights and trees… It’ll be the stuff that dreams are made of. Let’s just hope there are no Weeping Angels lurking in the shadows…

3. A Nardole’s for life, not just for Xmas

Although, admittedly, we have only ever seen him at Christmas. For now, at least. The tradition that dates back all the way to… erm, last year… continues in 2016 as the Christmas Special will welcome the return of Matt ‘I Want That One’ Lucas as Nardole.

Whether you loved him or hated him in The Husbands of River Song, it’s only fair that we give him a second chance. It is Christmas, after all. Oh, and he’ll be sticking around for Series 10 as well, so you better get used to him now. Ho ho ho!

4. A Spacey-Wacey Superhero Mystery

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Justin Chatwin as Doctor Mysterio, although nothing is ever as it seems in a Doctor Who Christmas Special…

Just take Last Christmas, for example, in which the Doctor and Clara encountered Santa Claus himself (and in the actual North Pole, no less!), before it was revealed that it had all been a dream. One day… *sigh*

So, although it would appear that the Doctor Who and Marvel universes are about to collide, we’re sure that Steven Moffat has come up with some sort of timey-wimey, spacey-wacey twist that will both enthral us and leave us sobbing into our empty Celebrations boxes until New Year’s Eve. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

5. A Series 10 Trailer?!

Not that we’re wishing the Christmas Special away already, but it’s hard not to get excited about the fact that, for the first time in forever, we might actually be about to get a Christmas Special which ends with a teaser of what’s to come…

The Husbands of River Song didn’t have one, Last Christmas didn’t have one, The Time of the Doctor didn’t have one… so it’s safe to say that a good old fashioned Christmas ‘Coming Soon’ trailer is more than well overdue.

Series 10 has been filming since May and, with nearly half of its episodes in the can, there’s more than enough footage to fit into a tantalising trailer. It would be the cherry on top.

And let’s not forget…

…all of the festive fun and unadulterated cheer that a Doctor Who Christmas Special brings to our Whovian hearts!

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November 19th, 2016
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As promised, a brand new clip from this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special – The Return of Doctor Mysterio – was premiered during BBC One’s Children in Need telethon last night.

‘Tis (almost) the season to be jolly as the sneak peek gives us a taste of what lies ahead when the Doctor returns to our screens next month. As previously revealed, he’ll be joining forces with an investigative journalist and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat, and Nardole is back, too! Check out the preview in the player below…

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November 3rd, 2016
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It has been confirmed that this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special will be shown in select cinemas across America.

The Return of Doctor Mysterio will premiere on BBC America on Christmas Day but, as an extra special festive treat, US fans will then be able to relive the adventure from the comfort of a cinema chair with two nationwide screenings scheduled for 7:30pm (local time) on Tuesday 27th December and Thursday 29th December 2016. The event will also include an exclusive introduction and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Click here to find out more about the event and to find your nearest participating cinema chain. Tickets will go on general sale from Friday 18th November. Will you be attending?

In the UK, a sneak peek of the episode will debut during Children in Need later this month.

November 3rd, 2016
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The BBC has released a new candid publicity shot of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor from this year’s Christmas Special.

TV’s favourite Time Lord will make his long overdue comeback to our screens on Christmas Day in The Return of Doctor Mysterio, and we can only assume that they’ve released this picture to remind us of what he looks like (it really has been that long…). We know it’s not much, but in a Doctor Who gap year, every little helps. We’ll be getting a new preview in a couple of weeks, though, so the dry spell is almost over…

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