Doctor Who gets radio special before Christmas episode

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From Digital Spy

Fans are going to receive even more Doctor Who than they previously thought this festive period, with a BBC Radio 2 special airing days before the Christmas episode.

The Access All Areas Doctor Who Special will take you behind the scenes of Peter Capaldi's swansong as The Doctor, before he regenerates into Jodie Whittaker.

It will also feature interviews with the cast and crew of 'Twice Upon A Time', including outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat, Pearl Mackie, David Bradley and, of course, Capaldi himself.

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Jo Whiley, who will present the special, told Radio Times: "We were really lucky to be on location when they were filming the final scenes of the Christmas Day Doctor Who special."

She added: "It just felt like a real privilege that we were there to watch some of the most emotional scenes that people will see play out on the Christmas Day Doctor Who.

"To see the chemistry between all the different characters, to watch the Doctor as he nears the end of this incarnation.

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"It's fantastic, just to hear all the various members of the cast telling us about the things that had happened beforehand, and the story behind it all. It's just going to be such a huge emotional climax on Christmas Day, when people watch the whole thing."

Jo teased that the episode would "look incredible", adding: "They wanted to give people the best possible send-off with the grandest story; they wanted to give the viewers something to remember him by, and the greatest Doctor Who Christmas Day special that they possibly could watch."

High praise indeed.

The Jo Whiley – Access All Areas Doctor Who Special will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday December 21 from 8 to 10pm.

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