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Published on November 24th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Christmas Gallery

The BBC has released further images from the forthcoming Christmas special, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe which sees Matt Smith joined by Claire Skinner as widow Madge Arwell in what is shaping up to be a thrilling and emotional Doctor Who.

You should have already cast your eye over the episode’s synopsis and wondered at the wood-like creatures seen in the trailer. The question is, just what is going on here, and what might be the point of underlining the presence of a widow in the story by featuring her in the title?

We can only speculate at this point, of course – so go ahead and enjoy these pictures and leave your thoughts below!

Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe


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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+.

7 Responses to Doctor Who Christmas Gallery

  1. avatar Andrew says:

    Looks great. Bring it on!

  2. avatar tommyscot says:

    The familiar tropes of classic British cinema are being mined here and I don’t mind. It is christmas after all.

    There is something about paying tribute to great cinema through stories like this, that I love. If we recognise a nod to David Niven’s pilot hero in ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ it may well be a masterstroke, all mixed in with the CS Lewis structure.
    What other influences will we spot? Brilliant.

    I just hope and expect that the drama does not feel too contrived as a result.

  3. avatar Scott says:

    Just had a thought… (And this is not a criticism…)

    I just tried to picture the 9th Doctor with his leather jacket, etc in that snowy scene… Doesn’t quite work does it? I loved the 9th Doctor. I just found it interesting that the 11th just seems to “fit” in these types of stories better. The dark fairy tale aspect of the Moffat era.

    • avatar stlshawn says:

      True scott, you are so correct. I’ve been trying to picture some of the older doctors in this sort of setting,, 4th would have been a bit overpowering, 5th would be too quiet, 6th would have broke something, 7th would do ok in this sort of Xmas adventure, and 8th would have been great for a steampunk xmas adventure.

      The 11th seems to just go so well with these stories, as the others went well with their style of stories.

  4. avatar Bob James says:

    The times and scenarios and the adventures seem to change as the Doctor changes, or perhaps he changes to meet and face them. I know that this is down to different showrunners and different kinds of stories, but it still amazes me that the Doctor, in any incarnation, in any era, in any kind of adventure, can remain obviously the same man. He can be everywhere and everytime, anywhere and anytime, and he is still recognizably The Doctor. That’s one of the real strengths of the show, and in even just that, there is no other show like it.

    • avatar Scott says:

      Well said sir!

    • avatar stlshawn says:

      Fantastically true Bob. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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