Shelly Horwitz writes for Bleeding Cool:
As piping hot from the latest Doctor Who Magazine, the cast for the Christmas Special and their characters:
- Madge Arwell: Claire Skinner
- Alexander Armstrong: Reg Arwell
- Holly Earl: Lily Arwell
- Maurice Cole: Cyril Arwell
- Bill Bailey: Droxil
- Arabella Weir: Billis
- Paul Bazely: Ven-Garr
Bill Bailey was recently on Danny Baker's radio show, when he described his character Droxil as 'a futuristic warden', and cracked that 'the BBC will be saving a fortune in effect make-up' on him.
The BBC have described the episode as (spoiler-ish, sweetie) a WWII adventure for the Doctor, a widow and her two children:
They are about to enter a magical new world and learn that a Time Lord never forgets his debts…
Sounds very Narnia-esque – The Lion, the Witch, and the TARDIS? But Matt Smith in a weird hat is always a good time. Plus, was that a hidden Game of Thrones reference?