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July 12, 2010

Doctor Who Christmas Special Is 'all your favourite Christmas movies at once'

The BBC have just released a press release about the Doctor Who Christmas special. What already?! Bit early isn't it?

Stephen Moffat says:

"Oh, we're going for broke with this one. It's all your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters and the Doctor and a honeymoon and - oh, you'll see. I've honestly never been so excited about writing anything. I was laughing madly as I typed along to Christmas songs in April. My neighbours loved it so much they all moved away and set up a website demanding my execution. But I'm fairly sure they did it ironically."

Actor supreme Michael Gambon is in the episode as is opera singer Katherine Jenkins. Not sure why an opera singer is in Doctor Who? Perhaps she'll do some singing?

Filming starts in August. Yes, they haven't even started filming yet and there's a press release.


To be fair, the first line of the article does say, "Production starts today (Monday 12 July) on the 2010 Doctor Who BBC One Christmas Special..."

But I agree, it's a bit early to starting thinking about Christmas!

"Filming will continue through August."