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The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe 

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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 ... See full summary »

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... The Doctor
... Amy Pond
... Rory Williams
... Madge Arwell
... Cyril Arwell
... Lily Arwell
... Reg Arwell
... Co-Pilot
... Droxil
... Ven-Garr
... Billis
... Wooden King
... Wooden Queen
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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 BBC Publicity

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25 December 2011 (UK)  »

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Steven Moffat wanted this to be "the most Christmassy Christmas special ever". See more »

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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 »

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Lily Arwell: Where are we?
The Doctor: In a forest. In a box. In a sitting room. Pay attention! He's about 20 minutes ahead of us.
Lily Arwell: But we just saw him!
The Doctor: Time moves differently across the dimensional planes. What do they teach you in school these days?
Lily Arwell: But I don't understand where we are!
The Doctor: We went through a dimensional portal... thingy.
Lily Arwell: Well what's that supposed to be? Where did it come from?
The Doctor: 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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Silent Night
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Music by Franz Gruber
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So amazing
12 July 2018 | by See all my reviews

Stop what you're doing and watch this now. This episode is so heartbreaking and filling and the same time. I cry sad and then happy tears. It's so funny and it has one of the most important Doctor Who quotes. "What's the point of them being happy now if they're going to be sad later? The point being, of course, that they're going to be sad later." 10/10 every time.


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