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Radio Times reveals synopsis for Doctor Who Christmas Special

September 21st, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

It’s fair to say that, despite scripts of occasionally dubious quality and a needless 12-month layoff, Peter Capaldi has been fantastic as the Twelfth Doctor.

The upcoming Christmas Special, titled Twice Upon a Time, will see the Twelfth Doctor meet with his previous self (the definitive article, you might say) the First Doctor, this time played by Harry Potter and Game of Thrones alumni David Bradley. For anyone who’s not seen the trailer, take a look here:

And now, in their inevitable party-pooping moment, the Radio Times has revealed the synopsis of this Christmas Day’s inevitable high point. Needless to say, anyone interested in not knowing should tune out now because here be ***SPOILERS!!!***

Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. And a British army captain seemingly destined to die in the First World War, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story. This is the magical last chapter in the Twelfth Doctor’s epic adventure. He must face his past to decide his future. And the Doctor will realise the resilience of humanity, discovering hope in his darkest frozen moment. It’s the end of an era. But the Doctor’s journey is only just beginning.

This ginormous clanger was dropped by none other than the BBC’s own online store, with the synopsis for the North American Blu-Ray release going up months before the episode airs:

‘Forbidding snowscape’ probably refers to the South Pole of 1985 where the pair met at the end of last season. Beyond that, we can only speculate. With a World War I theme, could it involve the Christmas Truce of 1914? But if anything it reinforces how downright brilliant this episode looks. Please, people, don’t balls this up…

Twice Upon a Time will screen on BBC One on 25 December.

Source: Radio Times

Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...