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Countdown to Christmas

It’s nearly time for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time, which will air on Christmas Day. A preview clip of the episode was shown as part of BBC One’s Children in Need telethon on Friday 17 November.

In the clip, the First Doctor (David Bradley) comes face-to-face with the Twelfth (Peter Capaldi) inside the TARDIS. To watch the clip, go to tinyurl.com/CINpreview Thanks to BBC North, some lucky fans have the chance to watch the Christmas episode (excluding the final regeneration scene) before Christmas Day at special preview screenings in Hartlepool, York, Hull, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Salford, Durham and Bradford between Thursday 14 and Friday 22 December. Tickets were made available through a ballot and allocated with a random draw.

Following its Christmas Day TV broadcast, Twice Upon a Time will be shown in cinemas around Australia on Boxing Day. The cinema screenings will also feature two exclusive bonus pieces, taking audiences behind the scenes of the Christmas Special. For information on participating cinemas and to purchase tickets, go to tinyurl.com/CinemaSpecial For more behind-the-scenes coverage of the Christmas Special, an Access All Areas Doctor Who Special presented by Jo Whiley will air on BBC Radio 2 from 8.00pm-10.00pm on Thursday 21 December. Jo chats with the stars of the series on the set of the Christmas Special and explores the BBC Doctor Who archive. Pearl Mackie, who will appear again as Bill in Twice Upon a Time, will read the CBeebies Bedtime Stories Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood and Meg Hunt on Christmas Eve and Ellie’s Magic Wellies by Amy Sparkles and Nick East on New Year’s Day.

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This festive edition of Doctor Who Magazine includes an exclusive preview of this year's Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time, plus there are exclusive interviews with Christmas Special stars Pearl Mackie (Bill Potts) and Mark Gatiss (the Captain). Doctor Who Magazine 520 also includes: • A in-depth look at the making of BBC Worldwide's new version of Douglas Adams' 'lost' 1979 Doctor Who story Shada • Actor Daniel Hill and production assistant Olivia Bazalgette chat to DWM about how they met on Shada... and how they later went on to marry • Rare and previously unseen photographs from the Cambridge location filming of Shada in October 1979 • DWM's first ever interview with 100-year-old Earl Cameron, who played the doomed astronaut Glyn Williams in the 1966 story The Tenth Planet • A tribute to Paddy Russell, Doctor Who's first female director and a television pioneer • We look back on Doctor Who’s first Christmas specials – the feature-length omnibus repeats that were specially created at Christmas time • Part two of The Phantom Piper, our new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill • A festive Fact of Fiction explores the 2011 Christmas Special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the DWM Christmas Quiz, The Blogs of Doom, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!
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