Doctor Who Photos Unveil First Look Ncuti Gatwa’s Christmas Special

BBC has released a new set of Doctor Who photos from the upcoming Christmas special titled “The Church on Ruby Road,” which will premiere on December 25 on BBC One, BBCiPlayer, and Disney+. This marks Ncuti Gatwa’s first holiday special as the fifteenth Time Lord, and his first official episode as the lead actor.

“From Day One in this job, I wanted Doctor Who back on Christmas Day! And with Ncuti, Millie, Davina and the Goblin King, I hope it’s a feast for all the family!,” showrunner Russell T. Davies said in a statement.

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What to expect in the latest Doctor Who Christmas special?

“The episode sees the Doctor come face-to-face with the mythical and mysterious goblins as his life collides with Ruby Sunday,” reads the logline. “Little is known about Ruby Sunday as she was abandoned on Christmas Eve as a baby. Now living with her mum, Carla and grandmother, Cherry her world is about to be turned upside when she encounters the Doctor and the two set off on their first adventure together…”

The upcoming Doctor Who special “The Church on Ruby Road” will also star Millie Gibson as Ruby, Michelle Greenidge as Ruby’s mum Carla, Angela Wynter as Ruby’s grandmother Cherry and Anita Dobson as Mrs Flood, with Davina McCall as herself.

Set to air in 2024, Doctor Who Season 14 hails from showrunner Russell T. Davies. Joining Gatwa and Gibson are Jonathan Groff, Indira Varma as The Duchess, Aneurin Barnard, Anita Dobson, Michelle Greenidge, Jinkx Monsoon, and Lenny Rush with Jemma Redgrave and Bonnie Langford reprising their respective roles as Kate Stewart and Mel Bush.