Doctor Who’s Festive Episode Will Air On New Year’s Day

Doctor Who will return on New Year’s Day, as confirmed in an explosive teaser trailer. The episode features the return of the Daleks and Captain Jack, as the Doctor remains incarcerated aboard an asteroid prison. Exactly why she’s there is not known, but it’s undoubtedly connected to the Dalek’s latest plan that involves 10 Downing Street, with the Prime Minister describing them as “defense drones at work”. Naturally, the Daleks cannot be trusted, and it seems that their intentions span the globe.  

Revolution Of The Daleks further features the return of Captain Jack, following a long ten-year absence from the show before a fleeting cameo in last year’s Fugitive Of The Judoon. While Yaz calls him out on his insecurities, Jack gives a stark warning about the life the Doctor’s friends lead with the Time Lord, and that sometimes, the Doctor may even leave them. This may be connected to the recent announcement that Bradley Walsh would be leaving the show. 

Alongside Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole return as Yaz and Ryan respectively, with Nicholas Briggs offering his supreme vocal talents to the Daleks. Chris Noth will be reprising his role as a corrupt American businessman, Jack Robertson, following an appearance in Series 11’s Arachnids in the UK

On his return to the role as the rogue Time Agent, John Barrowman said: “Putting on Jack’s coat and setting foot back on the set of Doctor Who was just like going back home. It’s always thrilling to play Captain Jack.” Barrowman describes Jack as a character “very close to my heart who changed my life, and to know the fans love him as much as I do makes his return even sweeter. I hope everyone enjoys Jack’s Heroic adventure with Thirteen.”

Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who’s current showrunner said: “If anyone can blast away the sheer rubbishness of 2020, it’s Captain Jack. Daleks beware!”

Matt Bailey

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