Giving you ample time to polish off another sherry or twelve, the BBC have confirmed that this year’s Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio will be broadcast in the UK on BBC One on Christmas Day at 5:45 pm.
The special, who’s title is a variation on ‘Doctor Misterio’ the Mexican translation of Doctor Who, is pitched as a ‘Doctor Who meets superheroes’, as Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor comes face to face with The Ghost, a bona-fide masked adventurer played by Canadian actor Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black).
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) 29 November 2016
Attempting to channel the fun of the classic Superman movies, which starred the late, great Christopher Reeve as the titular man of steel, the special also features Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall) as a Lois Lane style investigative reporter.
Other guest stars include Adetomiwa Edun (Merlin), Aleksandar Jovanovic (Close to the Enemy) and Tomiwa Edun (Cinderella).
Joining the Doctor will be last Christmas’ guest star Matt Lucas, who’ll be reprising his role as Nardole for this and the upcoming Series 10 – the final season with Steven Moffat at the helm before he hands the keys to the TARDIS over to Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall.
As we can now confirm Doctor Who will return in this year’s Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio on BBC One on Christmas Day at 5:45 pm.