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Doctor Who - Official Press Release for 'The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe' DVDs, Blu-rays

Extras WILL include the 'prequel' sequence, previously only available online

Posted by David Lambert
Doctor Who - The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe

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DVD and Blu-ray
February 14, 2012

"The Doctor at Christmas - it always just feels so right. When I was a kid,
Santa and the Doctor somehow lived in the same place in my head - two
generous madmen that I loved so much. So now that the Doctor is a regular
feature of Christmas the world is just that bit more right.
" - Steven Moffat

New York - Who says Christmas only comes but once a year? BBC Home Entertainment brings you the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special, "The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe," available on DVD and Blu-ray February 14, 2012. Matt Smith (The Doctor) is joined by Claire Skinner (Outnumbered), Bill Bailey (Black Books), Arabella Weir (Skins, The Fast Show) and Alexander Armstrong (Armstrong & Miller) in the new festive special packed full of Christmas thrills and chills from lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (The Adventures of Tintin). The special, which the Los Angeles Times called "a particularly funny episode of an often funny series," made its debut Christmas night on BBC AMERICA in the US and SPACE in Canada.

It's Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home. He promises to repay her kindness: all she has to do is make a wish. Three years later, a devastated Madge escapes war-torn London with her two children for a dilapidated house in Dorset. She is crippled with grief at the news her husband has been lost overseas, but determined to give Lily and Cyril the best Christmas ever. The Arwells are surprised to be greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world. Here, Madge will learn how to be braver than she ever thought possible. And that wishes can come true...

Bonus features include:
  • The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe Prequel
  • "The Best of The Doctor" Special
  • "The Best of The Companions" Special
  • "The Best of The Monsters" Special

About BBC Worldwide Americas:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide Americas brings together all of BBC Worldwide businesses across North and South America. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the UK license payer, and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: Channels, Sales and Distribution, Content and Production, Consumer Products, Digital Media, Magazines, and recently formed Brands, Consumers & New Ventures. Under these businesses fall two key brands in the US - digital cable channel BBC America and a bi-coastal production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars for ABC.

Street Date: February 14, 2012
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $14.98 ($18.74 in Canada)
Suggested Retail Price: Blu-ray $19.89 ($24.95 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 60 minutes - bonus features/ single disc

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