With BBC’s announcement for it’s Christmas programming we have the official art for the Doctor Who Christmas special 2017.

We also have a clue about the nemesis. The Christmas programming notes saying the “Doctor to battle the enchanted glass people”!

The artwork shows:- the returning companion Bill (Pearl Mackie); The twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) with glowing/regenerative hand, and; The first Doctor (played by David Bradley, taking on William Hartnell’s role).

The story will be aired on Christmas Day both on BBC America, BBC One in the UK and other places around the world.

The episode will also be getting early selected screening, minus the last few minutes of the regeneration sequence. So far we have only hear of some towns in the north of England getting this.

Doctor Who Christmas special 2017 Official notes


Peter Capaldi’s epic final journey sees him reunited with companion Bill. They team up with the first ever Doctor to battle the enchanted glass people.

[All this] before before he regenerates into the 13th Doctor in the Doctor Who Christmas special.


Doctor Who Christmas Special 2017 - Pearl Mackie, Peter Capaldi and David Bradley
Doctor Who Christmas Special 2017 – Poster: Bill (Pearl Mackie), The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and The First Doctor (David Bradley) ©2017 BBC America, Artwork: Ray Burmiston/Noise In Colour

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2017 Original Lowdown


The special will feature Peter Capaldi’s current Doctor team up with the First Doctor, played by David Bradley.

The special will co-star Mark Gatiss in a guest role – as a World War One soldier, known so far only as ‘The Captain.’

In addition Peter Capaldi’s final episode of Doctor Who this Christmas will also feature Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts. Viewers will have to wait until Christmas to discover exactly how Bill makes her return.

The story is titled ‘Twice Upon a Time.’