The BBC has revealed the first details of its Christmas 2018 slate, and while accurate air dates are still to be confirmed, there are many festive treats on the show – Luther, Watership Down, Read Miserables, Call the midwife, Strictly Come Dancing, The ABC Murders… and of course, Doctor like.
But when exactly will this year Doctor like special air? Who's in? And what is that about? We have all the information you need right here – consider it an early Yuletide gift.
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Doctor Who Christmas Special 2018: Has it been canceled?
It has been a year of major changes for Doctor like and here's another big "un: the show." will not air a special episode on Christmas Eve this year.
[CUT TO BLACK: A LONELY TARDIS DRIFTS ACROSS THE VOID, A TINY HOWL FLOATING ON THE SOLAR WINDS]
There has been an episode on December 25th at BBC One every year since 2005, when the series stormed back to our screens under showrunner Russell T Davies. Davie's successor Steven Moffat stayed on the show for even longer than he planned to make sure it would not lose his much-sought-after Christmas venue.
But wait! While it gives up its traditional space, there want be a Doctor like festive special, just on another day. Whew.
Doctor Who Christmas Special 2018 Release Date: When is it going to air?
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TARDIS will land on other most prestigious day in Beeb's Christmas and New Year's plan: January 1st.
Chris Chibnall, showrunner, said, "We are thrilled to start the new year with a blow on the BBC One, when Jodie Whittaker's Doctor and Friends face a frightening alien threat in an action packed, time-long special adventure for the whole family. "
BBC's director of content, Charlotte Moore added: "We are happy for the doctor and her comrades will meet the BBC One audience until 2019 with this exciting new episode. Doctor's fans are in for a special treat on the first day of the new year. "
Doctor Who Christmas Special 2018 spoilers: What is the plot?
Here is the official summary of the episode not yet mentioned: "ONEWhen the new year begins, a terrifying evil touches all the centuries of earth's history. When the doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz come home, they will be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth? "
Given how spoiler-phobic Chibnall and company have been this year, we may not be furnished with much more detailed information about New Year's Day special before it's aired.
Synopsis appears to confirm that the episode will actually be set on January 1st. So expect fireworks. Probably literally.
Doctor Who Christmas Special 2018 cast: Who's in it?
The BBC has confirmed that Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Tosin Cole (Ryan), Bradley Walsh (Graham) and Mandip Gill (Yaz) will all appear.
So no shocking outputs in the series 11 final, then.
However, the usual box for Series 12 has not been confirmed, so it is possible that some of our four leaders – especially all our companion actors – could go in special.
The time-long episode will be written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Wayne Yip, back to Doctor like has previously claimed the 2017 "Lie's Country & # 39; and & # 39; Emperor of Mars & # 39;.
Doctor Who Christmas Special 2018 trailer: Is there any recording?
Nothing has been released yet, but the special movie was filmed as part of Series 11, so we're likely to get a first-look teaser at the end of episode 10, aeration Sunday, December 9th on the BBC One.
Doctor Who Christmas Special 2018: Can I Watch Online?
The episode will be available to stream live on BBC iPlayer when it flies on New Year's Day, and will then be available through the platform's cessation service.
In the United States, where Doctor like airs on BBC America, the episode will be free to steam on the web site, provided you subscribe to the channel.
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