“The hour-long episode, set in Dickensian London, introduces a new-look Doctor (Matt Smith) to a young governess, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman who is caring for the young children of widower Captain Latimer, pl ayed by former Silent Witness star Tom Ward.
All is not well at the Latimers’ gothic house, however, where something nasty is lurking in the garden, apparently controlled by the sinister Doctor Simeon (Richard E. Grant) Reuniting with friendly Sontaran Strax (Dan Starkey), Silurian Vastra and her friend Jenny (Catrin Stewart), the Time Lord embarks on a dangerous mission that sees him confront a chilling new monster.
There’s a brilliant new prequel to the Christmas Special starring Matt Smith as the Time Lord and featuring a number of familiar faces… If you need any more incentive to tune in we’ll just add that it was written by Steven Moffat!
Aside from that, there’s a new, exclusive preview trailer of the Christmas Special that includes the first glimpse of the Doctor with his new companion… Both items will be on BBC One on Friday, 16 November and will be available to view online soon after their Children in Need premiere.
Children in Need 2012 begins Friday 16th November at 7.30pm on BBC One.
Doctor Who RETURNS Christmas Day to BBC One, BBC America, and SPACE (Boxing Day ABC TV/ ABC iview) for the Christmas Special and then returns with 8 EPISODES in Spring (April) of 2013! Followed by The 50th Special in the Latter part of 2013 and a Christmas Special 2013.
The Cybermen Return To Doctor Who… And Neil Gaiman Is Writing Them!
According to the official BBC Doctor Who site: “We can confirm that the Cybermen will be menacing the universe once again when Doctor Who returns for a run of eight epic episodes in spring, 2013.The iconic enemies will feature in an adventure directed by Stephen Woolfenden and written by the acclaimed Neil Gaiman whose previous episode was the Hugo Award-winning, ‘The Doctor’s Wife’.
“Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman as the new companion, the episode co-stars Warwick Davis (Life’s Too Short and Harry Potter), Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders and Hotel Babylon) and Jason Watkins (Being Human and Lark Rise To Candleford) as a band of misfits on a mysterious planet…
“Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and executive producer, told us, ‘Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing… And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it’s no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick.’”
Neil Gaiman tweeted this morning, “I saw my first Cybermen watching Moonbase, as Jamie thought the Piper was coming for him (scary). Then Tomb of the Cybermen terrified me.” When asked if the episode would be scary, he responded, “I hope so.”
Doctor Who returns on 25 December for the Christmas Special and is back for a run of eight episodes in spring, 2013. Currently, the Gaiman/Cybermen episode is scheduled as the seventh of those episodes.
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