WHO KNOWS WHAT’S IN STORE …

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IT’S an an­nual Christ­mas tra­di­tion for Doc­tor Who fans – the BBC care­fully guard­ing the plot of its Christ­mas spe­cial. Here’s what we do know:

This year’s spe­cial is the first fes­tive one to fea­ture Peter Ca­paldi ( left) as Time Lord.

The show sees the Doc­tor and com­pan­ion Clara Oswald ( Jenna Cole­man) trapped in the Arc­tic, at­tacked and hav­ing to ask Fa­ther Christ­mas ( Nick Frost) for help. BBC bosses say the plot will re­solve whether Cole­man is stay­ing with the show next sea­son, or if she’s leav­ing.

The spe­cial also stars Michael Troughton ( right), fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of his fa­ther Pa­trick Troughton, who played the sec­ond in­car­na­tion of the Doc­tor.

In a re­cent in­ter­view, Ca­paldi let slip the show is both “in­cred­i­bly fes­tive and jolly and it’s quite terrifying”.

“Santa ba­si­cally ap­pears on Clara Oswald’s roof with his elves, but this – which oth­er­wise might be an ex­cuse for cheer and hap­pi­ness – is ac­tu­ally a night­mar­ish de­vel­op­ment. And only the Doc­tor knows why,” he said.

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