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December 1, 2011

Doctor Who Takes a Trip to Narnia!

'The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe' to air on Christmas Day on the BBC


My former colleague Trevor Persaud, a Doctor Who geek (read his commentary on the show's spiritual imagery) tells me that the sci-fi cult classic, known for its inventive Christmas specials, is taking quite the yuletide trip this year: To Narnia!

Geeks of Doom confirms what had been rumored for some time: That the BBC's show will take its characters through a "wardrobe" of sorts and into the land that C. S. Lewis built for its annual Christmas special, this year titled, "Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe." The BBC describes the show's plot like this:

Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world.

Here's the trailer:


From what I've read in Whovian circles it isn't actually Narnia but,as with the lifting of Dicken's Christmas Carol for last year's Christmas special,it "borrows" from Lewis' work with a knowing wink. Thanks, Mark, for covering my favorite show! I became a fan over 5 years ago & still find it more entertaining than current domestic offerings while remaining mostly family friendly.
Merry Christmas!

Can`t wait to see the Xmas special episode! Doctor Who is really great!