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09/11/2011 12:49 PM

Doctor Who Xmas 2011 Spoiler Rumours

>From http://doctorwhospoilers.com/2011/the-2012-series/x-2011-christmas-special

The Doctors new suit - Christmas filming in Rhiwbina

Matt Smith in his space suit.
There was plenty of Christmas action last night in the leafy Cardiff
suburb of Rhiwbina.

Madge drives The Doctor toward the 'TARDIS'Set reporters saw Claire Skinner
on location driving a period car toward what appears to be the TARDIS
with Matt Smith in the passenger seat wearing a charcoal and silver
space suit with the helmet back-to-front.

You can find a vast gallery of images from the filming at Pluzmedia,
BBC Wales also have a great gallery of set photos, and ahremsee's flickr
contains more marvellous shots with even more on Mugim0e's flickr.

In ahremsee's fantastic video below you'll see the filming of a scene with
Claire Skinner's character, Madge guiding a disoriented Time Lord to the
TARDIS. The Doctor seems to say goodbye to Madge only to enter the TARDIS
to discover it's the wrong one, it's a real Police Box.

Christmas Special Casting Announced

According to The Sun, The Christmas Special, set in World War Two will
feature QI and Black Books comedian Bill Bailey, Pointless host and voice
of Sarah Jane Adventures Mr. Smith Alexander Armstrong, Fast Show
Comedienne Arabella Weir and as suspected,
Outnumbered star Claire Skinner as widower Madge Arwell.

The World War Two setting would seem to fit in with rumours that we've heard
that the special will be based on C. S. Lewis' seminal Christian fantasy
novel, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. And let's be honest,
as speculation goes: Bill Bailey would make a fantastic Mr. Tumnus
and Alexander Armstrong has a great voice for Aslan. That being said,
and given Aslan's role in the story, surely the almost god-like Doctor
would be well suited to it.

The Daily Star confirms that the special will be based on
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, telling us:

The special sees the Time Lord (Matt Smith, 28) crash land in war-torn
England. Posing as the caretaker of a creepy old house in Dorset he embarks
on a magical mystery adventure with
Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril.

The three have been evacuated from London as the capital
comes under attack during World War Two.

And there's plenty of surprises as the Doctor leads them into a new world.

SFX reports that the director for the Special will be Farren Blackburn.
Farren's previous work includes Survivors and the forthcoming BBC
Three supernatural drama, The Fades.

I guess that puts an end to my hope that the Christmas Special would be called
How the Daleks Stole Christmas.

>From http://www.craveonline.com/tv/articles/174752-doctor-who-2011-christmas-special-details-revealed

'Doctor Who' 2011 Christmas Special Details Revealed

The Doctor will make another house call this holiday season.
By Blair Marnell
September 21, 2011

Although this past weekend's episode of "Doctor Who" saw the departure
(for now) of Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and her husband, Rory Williams
(Arthur Darvill), the Doctor (Matt Smith) is still on target
for his annual Christmas episode.

The BBC has officially announced that production has begun for this year's
"Doctor Who" Christmas special, which will continue through the end of
October. Claire Skinner ("Outnumbered") will play a young widowed bride
named Made Arwell, with Bill Bailey ("Black Books"),
Arabella Weir ("The Fast Show") and
Alexander Armstrong ("Armstrong & Miller") also set to appear
within the episode.

However, the announcement didn't specify whether Gillan or Darvill would also
appear. "Doctor Who" showrunner, Steven Moffat is writing the script
for the special as he did for last year's "A Christmas Carol."

"The Doctor at Christmas - nothing is more fun to write," said Moffat.
"Maybe because it's so his kind of day - everything's bright and shiny,
everybody's having a laugh, and nobody minds if you wear a really stupid hat.
Of all the Doctors, Matt Smith's is the one that was born for this time of
year - so it's the best news possible that he's heading back down the chimney."

The BBC has also released a brief synopsis for the episode:

"The special, set during World War II, sees Madge Arwell and her two children,
Lily and Cyril, evacuated to a draughty old house in Dorset, where the
caretaker is a mysterious young man in bow tie, and a big blue parcel is
waiting for them under the tree. They are about to enter a magical new world
and learn that a Time Lord never forgets his debts..."

If BBC and BBC America repeat last year's arrangements, then the special will
air on Christmas Day in both the United Kingdom and the United States.

Only two episodes remain in the sixth season of "Doctor Who,"
but just to tide you over, here's the trailer for Saturday's episode which
brings back the Doctor's reluctant roommate, Craig (James Corden)...
and the Cybermen.

End of quotes.

Looks interesting!!
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God, Queen and country! Never Satan President Republic! Beware AntiChrist rising!
Lest we Forget 66 years of Freedom.