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Richard E. Grant as Dr Simeon in Doctor Who: The Snowmen

Christmas Greetings from Richard E. Grant

By tomorrow evening, you’ll either hate or feel considerable pity for the evil Doctor Simeon, whose machinations could spell the end of mankind in The Snowmen.

Fortunately, Richard E. Grant’s a lovely chap, and chats here about his role in the Doctor Who Christmas special, revealed as part of the Adventure Calendar earlier this month.

The 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen airs on BBC One at 5.15pm on Christmas Day. BBC America viewers will find it at 9/8c on the same day, and Canadian audiences can see the episode at 9E/6P on Space. If you’re in Australia, ABC1 is your friend on Boxing Day at 7.30pm while New Zealanders should tune into Prime at 8.30pm. on the 26th.

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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