Doctor Who: The Giggle – Saturday December 9, time tbc, BBC One
Neil Patrick Harris returns in the final of the three hour-long Diamond Anniversary specials, which looks wild and bombastic and all the adjectives Davies has been using for months now.
Doctor Who: The Church on Ruby Road, Monday December 25, timeslot tbc, BBC One
Seeing 2023 out will be Ncuti Gatwa’s debut as the Fifteenth Doctor in the first Christmas Special to air on December 25 in five years. It’ll star Millie Gibson as new companion Ruby Sunday, it’s been written by Russell T Davies and was directed by Mark Tonderai.
imagine… Russell T Davies: The Doctor and Me, release date TBC
The air date for this one hasn’t yet been confirmed, but it’s definitely on the way. Alan Yentob’s retrospective BBC doc series will go behind the scenes at Bad Wolf Studios in Cardiff during the filming of the Fifteenth Doctor’s first adventures, and will feature interviews with David Tennant, Helena Bonham Carter, Olly Alexander, Sally Wainwright and Caitlin Moran.
ON BBC RADIO
If you’re looking for Who-themed listening with which to celebrate the 60th, then BBC Sounds has a huge selection. BBC Radio Two not only has the concert listed above, but also a series of “My Life in a Mixtape” with Doctor Who cast and creators. There are multiple audio drama episodes, including Audio Adventures and Doctor Who: Redacted, plus audio versions of classic lost serials “Marco Polo”, “The Wheel in Space” and “The Daleks’ Masterplan”, repeats of BBC Radio Four’s Desert Island Disc episodes featuring Russell T Davies, David Tennant and Billie Piper, as well as Surviving Doctor Who – an A-Z mini-episodes about life as a Who fan,presented by Toby Hadoke, and much more.
ELSEWHERE IN THE BBC IPLAYER WHONIVERSE
Also available to stream on BBC iPlayer are all the official Doctor Who BBC tie-ins and spin-off shows, including Doctor Who Confidential, the 1981 K9 & Company: A Girl’s Best Friend TV movie staring Elisabeth Sladen, 2007 and 2009 animated miniseries Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest and Doctor Who: Dreamland, all five series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, all four series of Torchwood, and all one series of Class.
In addition to that are a few gems in 2013 reunion special The Five(ish) Doctors, 90-minute 2020 film Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes, all three Doctor Who at the Proms televised events from 2008, 2010 and 2013, and a 51-minute doc Whose Doctor Who which was first broadcast in 1977. There’s also 2013 special The Science of Doctor Who, presented by Professor Brian Cox.