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The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe Synopsis

The BBC has released a little more information about the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas special, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe.

Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Claire Skinner as Madge Arwell, the adventure also features appearances from Alexander Armstrong, Bill Bailey and Arabella Weir with additional support from some younger (no doubt brilliant) actors Holly Earl as Lily Arwell and Maurice Cole as Cyril Arwell.

It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home, in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, starring Matt Smith as the Doctor.  He promises to repay her kindness – all she has to do is make a wish.

Three years later, a devastated Madge escapes war-torn London with her two children for a dilapidated house in Dorset. She is crippled with grief at the news her husband has been lost over the channel, but determined to give Lily and Cyril the best Christmas ever.  The Arwells are surprised to be greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world. Here, Madge will learn how to be braver than she ever thought possible. And that wishes can come true…

We’re expecting Doctor Who to feature on Christmas Day itself, of course, but confirmation won’t be issued until early December. Until then, satiate yourself with this new picture, courtesy of the BBC.

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