Doctor Who 5.14 - Michael Gambon, Matt Smith and Katherine Jenkins
Episode 5.14 "A Christmas Carol" - Kazran (Michael Gambon), The Doctor (Matt Smith) and Abigail Pettigrew (Katherine Jenkins) © 2010 BBC

The first transmissions in UK and USA are shown below

Saturday, December 25, 2010 18.00 BBC ; December 25, 21.00 ET BBC America
Doctor Who 60mins, 2010
Season 5 Special A Christmas Carol

It’s the deepest part of winter, the exact midpoint, Christmas Eve – halfway out of the dark. Amy and Rory are trapped on a stricken space liner that’s plummeting through banks of thick icy fog to the surface of the planet below.

Only one man has the power to save them; only one man is in possession of a machine that can clear the fog and let them land safely.

That man is Kazran Sardick, a rich but lonely old miser who rules Sardicktown with a sky-mast of iron.

The Doctor’s only chance of rescuing the ship’s four thousand passengers is to save Kazran’s soul and show him that life is worth living. For this he needs to go back, way back, to when Kazran was a boy with a life full of promise.

But can the Doctor put a song in Kazran’s heart and love in his life, in time for Christmas? Can he bring him out of the dark?

Regular Cast: The Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill)
Guest Cast: Kazran Sardick/Elliot Sardick (Michael Gambon), Abigail Pettigrew (Katherine Jenkins), Captain (Pooky Quesnel)

WriterSteven Moffat
ProducerSanne Wohlenberg
Executive ProducersPiers Wenger, Beth Willis

DirectorToby Haynes
Executive Producer and Lead WriterSteven Moffat



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