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There's double Doctor Who in Peter Capaldi's final outing as the Time Lord

We've known Peter Capaldi is on his way out of Doctor Who for quite some time now. In fact, the 12th Doctor was last seen hanging on to life and refusing to regenerate only to step outside of the TARDIS and bump into the first Doctor.

That's where Christmas special Twice Upon A Time picks up, and David Bradley, who plays the original Doctor, says it was extra special to be involved in Peter's final outing, the last episode written by outgoing show boss Steven Moffat.

'It was clear it was going to be a celebration of the work Peter has done over the last three years, and Steven had done over the lost decade or so, as well as being special because ifs this year's Christmas episode!' David says.

The episode sees the return of Pearl i Mackie as the Doctor's companion, Bill, plus an appearance from Sherlock star Mark Gatiss as a First World War soldier. They're together in a battle against the enchanted glass people.

'This is not just a Christmas special, ifs also the end of Steven's era, and Peter's,' Mark says. 'It's got two Doctors interacting, two TARDISes, Bill is back, and a very interesting new threat. There's lots of snow, lots of laughs and lots of tears and we get to meet the 13th Doctor!'

Jodie Whittaker plays the 13th Doctor, and Pearl says the moment we see her arrive is the cherry on a very exciting cake!

'Doctor Who is sci-fi, but it has humanity to it,' she says. 'It has human relationships, with the added excitement of the monsters, amazing sets and wonders of time and space. This episode has all of that in a really big adventure for all ages — plus the regeneration!'

Doctor Who, Christmas Day, 5.30pm, BBC1

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