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Doctor Who Christmas Special title revealed with new image and… the Doctor’s new Sonic Screwdriver?

December 1st, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments

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Doctor Who ​fans, the title of this year’s Christmas special has been revealed – and it’s… The Husbands of River Song​.

An exciting new ‘iconic’ image from the festive episode has also been unveiled, with the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and River (Alex Kingston) facing off against a mechanical marauder. Along with those two, Greg Davies and Matt Lucas will guest star in the Christmas extravaganza.

Catch a sneak peek of some footage from the Christmas episode in the BBC’s festive showreel below:

Here’s the synopsis:

It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from carols and comedy antlers. But when the Time Lord’s help is requested he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy! King Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious and his giant robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas) survive? And when will River work out who the Doctor is?

All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and at a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time…

In a related story, the Facebook page of VoteSaxon07 has reported that the below image is the new Sonic Screwdriver: New sonic front and back view, courtesy of Alex Urch.

They report that SPOILERS: “It ejects from the Tardis at the end of Hell Bent and the Doctor catches it and extends it.”

we have known all along the Doctor would get a new Sonic and we reckon this information is reliable… so the Doctor will have it pretty soon. So long Sonic Sunglasses!

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.