Go Behind-the-Scenes of The Return of Doctor Mysterio with Matt Lucas

You might notice that Matt Lucas is back as Nardole in this year’s Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, and indeed in Doctor Who Series 10. And he’s here to take us behind-the-scenes.

This short video should get you back in the mood for brand-new Who again, after a whole year away. Lucas – “I’m back again; my apologies” – takes us a brief tour around a spaceship that we’ve already glimpsed in various teases for the special, and looks quite a lot like the same set as in last year’s The Husbands of River Song, the vessel that crashed on Darillium, albeit redressed.

You get to see the outside of the set, meet a recently-promoted runner, and are introduced to the man who plays Lucy Fletcher. Oh, you’ll see…

Okay, so Fletcher is actually played by Charity Wakefield, who, as we’ve seen from promotional material, looks ideal companion material.

We don’t actually learn much about the episode, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ed Bazalgette (The Girl Who Died), but it’s still a nice look at the goings-on when the main cameras aren’t running. And man, do I miss Doctor Who Confidential

The Return of Doctor Mysterio airs on BBC1 at 5:45pm on Christmas Day, which is, of course, less than a week away!