Thanks to the annual charity appeal Children in Need, the producers of DOCTOR WHO have in years past given fans advance looks at several Christmas Specials, and this year was no different. Today gave us a peek at “Twice Upon a Time,” the final story of Peter Capaldi‘s absolutely stellar run as the 12th Doctor and prelude to Jodie Whittaker‘s debut as the 13th.
In this unique regeneration story, the current Doctor encounters the First Doctor, as played by the brilliant David Bradley, who does an uncanny job of recreating the character as played by the wonderful original actor, William Hartnell, who sadly passed away in 1975.
In this all-too-brief snippet, the First Doctor realizes he’s talking to his future self… well, one them, at least:
“Twice Upon A Time” also features Mark Gatiss as the Captain, and the return of Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, who was last seen converted into a Cyberman in the tragic series 10 finale, “The Doctor Falls.” And, of course, Whitaker will cameo at the very end of the story.
The Doctor Who Christmas Special, “Twice Upon a Time,” premieres Christmas Day at 9 p.m. on BBC America.