BBC America has officially announced that Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe — the cult hit’s Christmas special for 2011 — is set to premiere Sunday, Dec. 25.
“There’s a Narnia-esque shape and feel to the telling of this story,” star Matt Smith tells RadioTimes (via BBC America) of the installment. “Whereas last year felt more like a Christmas romp, there’s a slow-burning, ethereal magic to this.”
As part of a 48-hour countdown to the main event, BBC America is presenting Doctor Who: Best of the Christmas Specials on Saturday, December 24, at 8 pm. Take a peek at The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe here:
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