This year’s special reunites the Doctor with–“spoilers!”–his wife, River Song (Alex Kingston) and marks the first time Capaldi’s Doctor and Kingston will share the screen together in these iconic roles. The 75 minute special also features guest appearances from Matt Lucas and Greg Davies.
The Twelfth Doctor may not be big on hugs but he’s still brave, heroic and drawn to danger… But there is a dark side. When Clara light-heartedly called herself his carer he agreed with his companion, adding ‘She cares so I don’t have to…’
- Jenna Coleman
Clara Oswald is one of the Doctor’s most extraordinary companions. In order to help the Doctor she allowed the time winds to tear her into countless different iterations of herself, or as River phrased it, ‘A million versions of you, living and dying all over time and space, like echoes.’ These different Claras helped the Time Lord on many occasions, with one of them even persuading the First Doctor to steal the TARDIS that became ‘his’ time machine.