10 Days and Counting

355 days after the last new episode… Episode #827: The Return of Doctor Mysterio…

It has felt like a very long wait for Doctor Who fans. The Time Lord took 2016 as an extended holiday, meaning it’s been almost a year since he graced our screens and was last seen enjoying the world’s longest date night with his wife (Alex Kingston) in 2015’s Christmas special, The Husbands of River Song. 

But it wouldn’t be Christmas without Doctor Who, so, in a superhero-themed festive episode, Peter Capaldi will return as the time-travelling alien.

The episode, titled The Return of Doctor Mysterio in reference to the Doctor’s name in Mexico, was premiered on Wednesday night at a special screening in London that drew the episode’s stars Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas and Charity Wakefield along with current showrunner Steven Moffat, incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall (who will take over when Moffat leaves at the end of next year), as well as former Doctor Who stars Frank Skinner, Louise Jameson and Katy Manning. 

Matt Lucas, Peter Capaldi, Jo Whiley, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin attend the Doctor Who 2016 Christmas special screening in London
Matt Lucas, Peter Capaldi, Jo Whiley, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin attend the Doctor Who 2016 Christmas special screening in London Credit: Getty Images

It marks Little Britain star Matt Lucas’s second Christmas special as he reprises his role of the affable human Nardole, now with his head reattached to his body after he was unluckily decapitated last year (the head remained alive, so it’s not quite as gruesome as it sounds).

The new hour-long special slots neatly in where the last left off. It has long been part of Doctor Who lore that the Doctor and his wife, River Song, would spend one last night together on the planet of Darillium before the events of the 2008 episode The Forest of the Dead – which saw River’s death (of course she has reappeared many times since then, such is the benefit of time travel). And fortunately for the pair, one night on Darillium lasts for the equivalent for 24 Earth years. (UK Telegraph).

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