LONDON, Dec. 11 (UPI) — British actress Alex Kingston has described the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special — for which she reprises her guest role of River Song — as “a wonderful slapstick caper.”
“The Husbands of River Song,” the holiday edition of the sci-fi series, will air on the BBC in the United Kingdom and on BBC America in the United States on Dec. 25. Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, it features series regular Peter Capaldi as the time-traveling Doctor.
“It’s a wonderful slapstick caper. There’s a lot of great laughs, there’s a lot of fabulous River one-liners. The fans are going to love the things she says and there’s a lot of play. They’re also fighting a very interesting alien played by Greg Davies. It’s a really great episode and Steven has done my character proud,” Kingston is quoted as saying in press notes provided by the BBC.
“I’ve been really lucky in this episode as River gets to do an awful lot. She gets to run around in snow, I’ve been flying and have done harness work against a green screen. She’s got quite a few husbands in this episode and there’s a lot of fabulous quick-fire dialogue between her and the Doctor. She gets to snog the most handsome man in the world, his character name is Ramone. It’s all going on!”
“It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers,” a synopsis said. “But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax is furious, his giant Robot bodyguard is out of control and coming for them all! Will Nardole survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is? All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.”
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