There’s no finer tradition than the Christmas ghost story and joining the likes of A Christmas Carol and the BBC’s aptly named A Ghost Story at Christmas anthology, will be the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special.
As revealed in Doctor Who Adventures’ “Rumour Alert!” section Jenna Louise-Coleman will be making her debut in what will undoubtedly be both a shamelessly festive and, hopefully, spooktacular episode.
Those with long memories might recall Jenna’s audition where she and Matt Smith performed a few small scenes where ‘Jasmine’ and the Doctor investigated a haunted house – scenes which were reprinted in Moffat’s production notes in DWM. Well, you may also recall that Moffat was so impressed with his work on these small scenes that he planned to sneak them into a future episode.
So perhaps we’ve already read part of what will go on in the 2012 Christmas Special?
While, perhaps not that much of a shock, Alex Kingston has also been spotted filming scenes for a subsequent appearance in Series 7 – hinting that it’ll very much be a family affair when the Ponds depart the TARDIS for the last time.
And, perhaps even less shocking, is the return of Sherlock co-creator, friend of Moffat and potential, future Doctor Who show runner Mark Gatiss, who’ll be joining other returnees Chris Chibnall and Toby Whithouse, who’ll be writing an upcoming episode.
Excited about a haunted Christmas tale? Looking forward to the return of River Song? Hoping that Gatiss’ presence will result in another episode like The Unquiet Dead?