Doctor Who Series 9 Christmas Special - Peter Capaldi
Doctor Who Series 9 Christmas Special - The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) ©2015 BBC Worldwide

For Doctor Who Series 9 Christmas Special the TARDIS parked on a snowy village street and Time traveler River Song will be meeting her husband’s new incarnation.

River Song made her first Doctor Who appearance in 2008 in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead and has appeared in 15 episodes to date.

Alex Kingston commented on her reappearance saying “To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special.

She also said “Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humor and surprise guest castings.”

And, “I met Peter for the first time at Monday’s read-through, we had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to start filming with him and the Doctor Who team. Christmas in September?, why not!”

Showrunner Steven Moffat added “what could be more special than the return of Alex Kingston as Professor River Song.”

He also detailed her previous appearances “The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time…”

And at the London Doctor Who Festival, this weekend, he added that in the special “she doesn’t know it’s him” and then mused that, “It’s an opportunity for the Doctor to find out the terrible truth: what his wife gets up to when he’s not looking!”

The Christmas Special will also be in theaters on December 28th & 29th, 2015 at 7:30 pm and feature an exclusive interview with Alex Kingston, as well as a 15-minute behind-the-scenes “making of” featurette starring Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat and more.

This episode, titled “The Husbands of River Song“, is 60 minutes long (not including ad breaks) and the final story in the Doctor Who (2000s) Series 9 run.

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Doctor Who Series 9 Christmas Special
Doctor Who Christmas Special 2015 - Alex Kingston and Peter Capaldi
Doctor Who Christmas Special 2015 – Professor River Song (Alex Kingston) and the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) ©2015 BBC Worldwide
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Doctor Who Series 9 Christmas Special – Official Lowdown


It’s Christmas Day in the future and the TARDIS is parked on a snowy village street, covered in icicles, awaiting its next adventure.

Time traveler River Song meets her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time this Christmas.

It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, 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 Song work out who the Doctor is?

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

Main Cast: Peter Capaldi

Guest Stars Alex Kingston, Greg Davies and Matt Lucas

Writen by lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Sherlock) and produced by Nikki Wilson.

Worldwide air date: December 25th 2015. In the US the program will air at 9:00pm and TBC in the UK.[/quote_box_center]

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online