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Saturday, March 16, 2013


(Matt Smith & Jenna-Louise Coleman. Pic © BBC)

Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Snowmen will premiere on the BBC Entertainment (channel 120 on DStv) this evening (March 16) at 19h35.

Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and introducing Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara, his new companion, the 2012 Christmas Special is called The Snowmen and follows their adventures as they battle the villainous Doctor Simeon (Richard E Grant) and his army of sinister snowmen.

It promises to be a movie-scale episode and aside from Clara’s debut and the return of Strax, Vastra and Jenny, The Snowmen introduces a new look for the Doctor and a new monster that will have families shivering behind their sofas.

Matt Smith, who plays the Doctor, commented: “For this year’s Christmas Special we have the wonderfully villainous Richard E Grant as Doctor Simeon. As well as lizards, Victorian assassins and deranged warriors from the future all return to convince the Doctor that he should board the TARDIS again and save the world. Add to that Jenna-Louise Coleman and so begins the Christmas Special, 2012. I hope everyone enjoys it!”