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Richard E. Grant has been cast in the upcoming 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special. The news came from a tweet from Doctor Who Magazine today. It's interesting to see an official-unofficial past Doctor actor return to the series. You may recall that Richard E. Grant was the original 9th Doctor in the Scream of the Shalka, a story written by Paul Cornell. This animated adventure was produced prior to the television series being relaunched in 2005. We reviewed Scream of the Shalka not too long ago in Doctor Who: Podshock 267. In it, we discussed Richard E. Grant's portrayal of the Doctor and how Scream was the forerunner of Rose.
Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing 'The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe' Scheduled for Wednesday, Dec 28th
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Wednesday, 28 December 2011 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing episodes of the new series with your live feedback, this time it's the Christmas special episode of 2011, The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe.
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 263
Running Time: 1:00:44
A classic interview with Lalla Ward (Romana II), The Romans reviewed, news (a Pond Farewell), feedback (Greg in FL), and more! A DWP holiday episode. Hosted by Louis Trapani.
If the Prequel (see previous story) doesn't get your juices running for the Christmas special perhaps this interview with Matt will. Though if the Prequel doesn't start getting you excited I quote the 11th Doctor at this point "What's wrong with you?"
It's that time of the year again and we are just weeks away from a new Doctor Who Christmas special. Due to arrive on December 25th on the BBC and BBC America, the new special starring Matt Smith titled The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe was written by Steven Moffat. The following video is a "prequel" to the special.
In case you missed it (as I had), here is the Doctor Who segment with Matt Smith from this year's Children in Need charity which also includes a 'trailer' preview of this year's Christmas special titled, The Doctor, The Widow, and the Wardrobe. The special is slated for Christmas Day in the UK.
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The upcoming 2011 Doctor Who Christmas special is once again about Christmas to no surprise. It appears to finally have a name too, Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe. Here is the video promo for it:
Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world.
Starring: Matt Smith and Claire Skinner. Executive Producers: Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger and Caroline Skinner
Once again there will be a Doctor Who Christmas special this year, a 60 minute drama produced by BBC Wales for BBC One. Set in the World War II era, it stars Matt Smith, Claire Skinner, Bill Bailey, Arabella Weir, and Alexander Armstrong. Production has already begun and is expected to continue through mid October.
The following is the press release for the upcoming special.
Cardiff, 21 September 2011: Production has started on the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special in which the Doctor (Matt Smith) finds himself in war-torn England embarking on a magical and mysterious adventure with a young widow and her two children.
If you took part in our live show or if you listen to Doctor Who: Podshock 232, you will know at the time of our live recording (5pm EST 26 December 2010) that the latest Doctor Who Christmas special, A Christmas Carol still had not shown up on iTunes to purchase or rent.
Since that time, it is now available in the US iTunes store: A Christmas Carol - Doctor Who, The Matt Smith Specials
"No. What?! Adric, I've given you a privileged insight into the mystery of time, yes?"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 231
Running Time: 0:33:56
A 2010 holiday edition of Doctor Who: Podshock featuring Matthew Waterhouse and an interview with Paul Slocum by Anthony S Burdge, and more.
This will bring a tear to your eye, one way or another.
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net on Boxing Day, Sunday (26 December 2010) for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the latest episode (special) of Doctor Who, A Christmas Carol.
He's back… and it's about time! We return with our live-over-the-net review, this time talking about and reviewing the Doctor Who adventure starring Matt Smith as the Doctor premiering on BBC One and BBC America on the 25th of December, Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol.
The latest episode of The Sonic Newsdriver has been released. Be warned, there is some singing in it. Sorry. It is sonic after all. As always, it contains selected Doctor Who related news for you to digest sonically. Short and sweet, just like a Jelly Baby -- only sonic.
The Sonic Newsdriver 20101210
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Friday, the 10th of Dec. 2010
Happy Birthday Doctor Who-sein, Doctor Who Get Smart and Lancaster, BBC iPlayer? There's an App for That!, If Adventure Has Name..., We Have a Date for Christmas... Again, The Mazes Are Landing Soon, It's All About Triumph of Intellect and Romance over Brute Force and Cynicism, Doctor Who in 3D?, and more!
Even though we are still a couple weeks away from the airing of Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (coming to BBC (6pm) and BBC America (9pm) on the 25th of December), we already have a release date for the special on Blu-ray and DVD.
Just in time for Gallifrey 22, the special is slated for release on the 15th of February. So much for giving it as a Valentine's Day gift. Along with the special, the accompanying 'Doctor Who: Confidential' on it and 'Doctor Who at the Proms 2010' will be included as bonus material.
We can also assume that the special will be available on iTunes the day after it is shown on BBC America, so figure on it being there on Boxing Day.