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Rudolph the Red Nosed… Shark?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Perhaps it’s a dolphin?

Neither. In fact it seems that the monster seen in this image on the right – the Doctor Who Christmas special promo image that is part of the new Radio Times cover is in fact a shark!

A Christmas Carol, the Doctor Who season adventure, will include a flying shark, which should be good news to anyone dreading a retelling of the classic Dickens tale, and baffle everybody else.

Star of the show Matt Smith revealed that he was thrilled to see the creature in the episode.

“The episode features a wonderful shark which I was very excited about.

“I’ve always wanted to explore the aquatic – viewers can expect Jaws with a twist.”

With the soul of old tightwad Kazran Sardick (Michael Gambon) hanging in the balance to save his friends, the Doctor must make some interesting choices in the 2010 Christmas special.

“It’s a fun old yarn and the Doctor simply loves Christmas,” said Matt.

The episode also stars Katherine Jenkins, while Karen Gilland Arthur Darvill star as Amy and Rory.


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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