Moff’s Christmas

It might only be July, but the thrill of Christmas is already bristling hairs on the back of our necks at Kasterborous Towers as we look forward to the next episode of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who boss Steven MoffatLike a small child using the first week of their summer holidays to write a Christmas list, we’re thrilled by Steven Moffat’s enthusiasm.

“Oh, we’re going for broke with this one. It’s all your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters and the Doctor and a honeymoon and – oh, you’ll see. I’ve honestly never been so excited about writing anything. “

However we do fee sorry for the people in Steven’s neighbourhood. I wonder if he’s sent property prices down with this behaviour?

I was laughing madly as I typed along to Christmas songs in April. My neighbours loved it so much they all moved away and set up a website demanding my execution. But I’m fairly sure they did it ironically.”

Meanwhile, Ben Stephenson is Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, and he’s looking forward to seeing the Doctor and Amy return – although while he doesn’t mention Rory (Arthur Darvill) we understand that he too will be aboard.

“Matt Smith and Karen Gillan captivated audiences in their debut series and Doctor Who’s clever twist on the much loved A Christmas Carol will thrill BBC One viewers this year with special guest stars Sir Michael Gambon and singing sensation Katherine Jenkins joining Amy and the Doctor for an unforgettable present!”

All we need to know now is whether its on Christmas Day…

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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