Christmas Carol for DR. WHO
The BBC announced that production started Monday (July 12th) on the 2010 DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special for BBC One.
The special will guest star Michael Gambon (Dumbledore in the HARRY POTTER films) Harry Potter, The Singing Detective) and opera singer Katherine Jenkins, in her first acting role.
Head writer and executive producer of DOCTOR WHO, Steven Moffat, gave the following information on the show:
“Oh, we’re going for broke with this one. It’s all your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters and the Doctor and a honeymoon and — oh, you’ll see. I’ve honestly never been so excited about writing anything. I was laughing madly as I typed along to Christmas songs in April.
My neighbours loved it so much they all moved away and set up a website demanding my execution.
But I’m fairly sure they did it ironically.”
Ben Stephenson,the BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, is quoted as saying:
“Matt Smith and Karen Gillan captivated audiences in their debut series and DOCTOR WHO’s clever twist on the much loved A Christmas Carol will thrill BBC One viewers this year with special guest stars Sir Michael Gambon and singing sensation Katherine Jenkins joining Amy and the Doctor for an unforgettable present!”
The DOCTOR WHO Christmas specials have become a yearly event, begining with tenth Doctor David Tennant’s debut on the revived series.