Doctor Who features on BBC America at Christmas 2012

Doctor Who is a December Highlight for BBC America

While we await news of the BBC’s Christmas Day line up – specifically, the time for broadcast of Doctor Who – BBC America viewers know exactly what time to tune into The Snowmen

Doctor Who features on BBC America at Christmas 2012

BBC America has released a few details of what it considers its “December Highlights” – and naturally Doctor Who appears in the list, alongside foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay (who has David “The Hoff” Hasslehoff among his Christmas tips guest list).

There’s also Spies of Warsaw, starring David Tennant, and period detective drama Ripper Street. However, it is Doctor Who that seems to be drawing the most attention. First, here’s the description of the Christmas episode from BBC America:

Following the epic mid-season finale, the Doctor gets in the holiday spirit in the all-new Christmas special written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock). Accompanied by his newest companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, the Doctor’s latest adventure through space and time sees him once again crossing paths with the homo-reptilian Silurian Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and her cohort Jenny (Catrin Stewart). The Doctor Who Christmas Special premieres December 25, 9:00pm ET.

And here’s the BBC America trailer for their top shows over December:

If that wasn’t thrilling enough, John Barrowman will be joining BBC America’s pop culture correspondent Asha Leo to announce the rankings of the Top Five Companions, Top Five Scariest Moments, Top Five Best Monsters, Top Five Guest Stars and Top Five Things You’ll Only See on Doctor Who.

These rankings are based on votes from readers of BBC America’s Anglophenia blog, and The Brit List: The Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists premieres Friday, December 21, 10:00pm ET/PT.

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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