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Once again there will be a Doctor Who Christmas special this year, a 60 minute drama produced by BBC Wales for BBC One. Set in the World War II era, it stars Matt Smith, Claire Skinner, Bill Bailey, Arabella Weir, and Alexander Armstrong. Production has already begun and is expected to continue through mid October.
The following is the press release for the upcoming special.
Cardiff, 21 September 2011: Production has started on the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special in which the Doctor (Matt Smith) finds himself in war-torn England embarking on a magical and mysterious adventure with a young widow and her two children.
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday, 11 September 2011 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing episodes of the new series, this time it's The Girl Who Waited.
Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing 'Let's Kill Hitler' and 'Night Terrors' Scheduled for Sunday, Sept 4th
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday, 4 September 2011 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing episodes of the new series, Let's Kill Hitler and Night Terrors.
A special Announcment from the BBC.
A special, one-off mini-episode of Doctor Who starring Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith will be shown on BBC Three this Autumn.
Doctor Who returns on Saturday, 27 August 2011 both on the BBC in the UK and BBC America in the USA. Executive Producer and Lead Writer for the series, Steven Moffat had the following to say about the resumption of the 2011 series in the latest from the BBC Press Office. Some may consider some of this to be a little "spoilery" — so be warned if you rather not know any details about the upcoming episodes for 2011.
What do you think of the Doctor's long coat in the promo image?
I'm not sure how long this will remain watchable but enjoy while it does.