Everything you need to know about the #DoctorWho Christmas special

THE DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL is on the cards for 2020 and some clues have been given as to what fans can expect. When is the Doctor Who Christmas special out?

PUBLISHED: 20:39, Fri, Oct 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 20:40, Fri, Oct 9, 2020

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The Doctor Who Christmas special 2020 is just around the corner and fans are excited to see Jodie Whittaker return as the Doctor in this festive episode. Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks is due to arrive on BBC One in late 2020 or early 2021, but no official release date has been announced yet. For the first time in months fans were given a glimpse at the festive special, in the form of two new pictures and a short synopsis which were revealed during a New York Comic Con panel. 


The first picture shows the Doctor in her prison cell, making marks on the walls to indicate how long she has been trapped there since the finale of season 12.

The official synopsis says: "The upcoming festive special will see the return of one of the Doctor’s biggest and most feared enemies – the Daleks.

“The Doctor is locked away in a high-security alien prison. Isolated, alone, with no hope of escape.

“Far away, on Earth, her best friends, Yaz, Ryan and Graham have to pick up their lives without her. But it’s not easy. Old habits die hard. Especially when they discover a disturbing plan forming. A plan which involves a Dalek. How can you fight a Dalek, without the Doctor?”

The second photo shows the Doctor's companions back on Earth and they seem to be deep in their own investigation. 

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During the Comic Con event actress Whittaker revealed how the separation between the Doctor and her companions will be intensified. 

She said: "Without giving any spoilers, where we leave the Doctor in the final episode of season 12…this explores in a way [what happens] when the Doctor is away from the gang, and from the Doctor’s point of view has no idea about what’s going on on Earth.

The Christmas special was filmed before lockdown, so fans have had to wait a long time to find out the Doctor's fate. 

With the Doctor incapacitated it is down to the rest of the team to try and fight off the Daleks, and they must try and come up with a fool-proof plan. 

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