It's Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home. He promises to repay her kindness - all she has to do is make a wish. Three ...
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It's Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home. He promises to repay her kindness - all she has to do is make a wish. Three years later, a devastated Madge escapes war-torn London with her two children for a dilapidated house in Dorset. She is crippled with grief at the news her husband has been lost over the channel, but determined to give Lily and Cyril the best Christmas ever. The Arwells are surprised to be greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world. Here, Madge will learn how to be braver than she ever thought possible. And that wishes can come true...Written by
This was the last regular episode (as opposed to minisode or online prequel) to use the opening credits sequence introduced in "The Eleventh Hour". See more »
When Madge first meets the doctor after he crashed to earth in his spacesuit, it was 1938. The passage of time revealed 3 years. When Madge received the telegram her husband was lost, it was dated 20 December 1940. Finally, when Madge was interrogated by the Androzani miners, she stated the year was 1941. Either the telegram is incorrect, or the year of the first meeting as well as the response to the Androzani interrogation was incorrect. See more »
Where are we?
In a forest. In a box. In a sitting room. Pay attention! He's about 20 minutes ahead of us.
But we just saw him!
Time moves differently across the dimensional planes. What do they teach you in school these days?
But I don't understand where we are!
We went through a dimensional portal... thingy.
Well what's that supposed to be? Where did it come from?
It was a present and it wasn't supposed to be opened until Christmas Day. Honestly who opens their Christmas Presents early? OK... ...
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In season seven's opening credits, the Doctor Who logo is textured in a way that is relevant to the current episode. See more »
The title indicates that this is CS Lewis revisited.
A childish tone is developed and maintained which today's sophisticated kids may, and should, feel insulted by.
The cast features several of the current batch of bland comedians who are doing themselves no favours appearing in this tosh.
This years season of Dr Who has twisted and turned with now predictable and formulaic Moffat shtick punctuated by the odd contemporary embarrassment such as the "Anglican gay marines". Hundreds of years into the future and gays still have to be defensive about their sexuality.
Moffat is on the slide - he can't possibly get worse than this.
But I'm sure he'll try.
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