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An Early Christmas Present For You!

She's back! Alex Kingston returns this Christmas reprising her role as River Song/Melody Pond.

Christmas Day in the future in a Snowy Village and the 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi) has a rather interesting present waiting for him. His wife. River Song will see her husband again but as a new Incarnation. We first saw River Song in 2008 in "Silence in the Library" with the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate). River Song was last seen in 2013 in the Series 7 Finale "The Name of the Doctor" alongside the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara (Jenna Coleman).

River ready for Christmas.
River ready for Christmas.

Day One of filming for the Christmas Special has began in Cardiff. The Special is to be written by Head Show Runner Steven Moffat.

Alex Kingston said this in an interview:

“To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special. Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humour and surprise guest castings. I met Peter for the first time at Monday’s read through, we had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to start filming with him and the Doctor Who team. Christmas in September? Why not!” - Alex Kingston

Steven Moffat commented with:

“Another Christmas, another special for Doctor Who – and what could be more special than the return of Alex Kingston as Professor River Song? The last time the Doctor saw her she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again? As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time…” - Steven Moffat

Time to get excited! It's going to be a Christmas Cracker!


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