It’s rather a striking image too (seen here courtesy of the Radio Times), giving us a flavour of the planet the time travellers will visit in the Christmas special but just what is pulling them along?
The stars of A Christmas Carol are interviewed in the magazine, in which we find out just what Matt Smith thinks about Christmas Doctor Who episodes.
â€œIt was a great privilege to do it,â€ he enthuses, aware of the institution the Christmas Special has become since it was launched with David Tennant in 2005. â€œItâ€™s something Iâ€™ve always wanted to do since I started the show. I love Christmas, plus Iâ€™ve always wanted to film something in July that has got snow in, loads of snowâ€¦ itâ€™s very Christmassy.â€
Meanwhile we’ve already heard from Katherine Jenkins this week who was pretty nervous about not messing up her first acting role.
â€œIt was far worse than any nerves Iâ€™ve ever had for any performance,â€ recalls the mezzo unequivocally, a note of terror still audible in her voice. â€œI spent a lot of time thinking about it,â€ she adds. â€œItâ€™s such an iconic show, and itâ€™s one that we watch as a family. I just thought, â€˜Iâ€™d love to give it a try.â€™
Quite what Dumbledore Michael Gambon thinks about it we don’t know – you’ll have to buy a copy of the listings magazine on sale from Thursday 2nd December with listings covering 11-17th December 2010 to find out!