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♦ It has been a tradition for the BBC to show Doctor Who on Christmas Day but that isn’t happening this year. Here’s the BBC’s official announcement about their New Year’s Day special…
With 2018 marking a brand new era for Doctor Who it is only right that 2019 kicks off in spectacular style. So to mark the occasion, in this year’s festive episode the TARDIS will travel through the time vortex from its traditional time slot on Christmas Day and will land in style on New Year’s Day.
Charlotte Moore, Director of Content said: “We’re delighted the Doctor and her companions will be welcoming BBC One audiences into 2019 with this exciting new episode. The Doctor’s fans are in for a special treat on the first day of the new year.”
Showrunner Chris Chibnall said: “We’re thrilled to be starting the New Year with a bang on BBC One, as Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and friends face a terrifying alien threat in an action packed, hour long special adventure for all the family.”
As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring, from across the centuries of Earth’s history. As the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz return home, will they be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth?
Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Wayne Yip. The Doctor is played by Jodie Whittaker, Ryan by Tosin Cole, Graham by Bradley Walsh and Yaz by Mandip Gill.