Join BBC AMERICA for a full day of Doctor Who when the series takes over Christmas. Catch the TV premiere of the six-minute DOCTOR WHO prequel, THE NIGHT OF THE DOCTOR at 6 p.m. ET followed by an encore of the 50th anniversary special, THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR. Then tune-in for the world premiere of an all-new special, FAREWELL TO MATT SMITH, a retrospective look back at Matt Smith's time as the Eleventh Doctor at 8:00pm ET followed by the premiere of THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR at 9 p.m. ET.
ENCORE: THE NIGHT OF THE DOCTOR/THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR
Enjoy the television premiere of the six-minute prequel, THE NIGHT OF THE DOCTOR that leads into the 50th anniversary special. The Doctors (Matt Smith and David Tennant) embark on their greatest adventure across space and time. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor's own dangerous past comes back to haunt him. The special is directed by Nick Hurran, executive produced by Steven Moffat, Faith Penhale and produced by Marcus Wilson. THE NIGHT OF THE DOCTOR and THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR airs Wednesday, December 25, 6 p.m. ET.
FAREWELL TO MATT SMITH
Bid the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, a fond farewell in this hour-long retrospective documentary special about DOCTOR WHO series five, six and seven - the Matt Smith Years. This compelling documentary, narrated by Alex Kingston (Doctor Who's River Song), features highlights from Smith's run with interviews from the man himself, his cast-mates, writers, producers, guest stars and famous Doctor Who fans. Doctor Who: Farewell to Matt Smith premieres Wednesday, December 25, 8 p.m. ET.
THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR
Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars; and among them - the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe. Orla Brady (FRINGE, MISTRESSES) guest stars as Tasha Lem. THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR premieres Wednesday, December 25, 9 p.m. ET.
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