WHO KNOWS WHAT’S IN STORE …
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.