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Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011 Christmas Special) (2011)

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Festive edition of the sci-fi drama. A madcap caretaker greets evacuee Madge Arwell and her two children and leads them into a magical world. -- (C) BBC

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Much as I like Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, I feel it is time for a companions shake-up. In the meantime, it's undeniably heart-warming to find the lonely old Time Lord among friends at Christmas.

March 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Moffat dials down the time-scrambling maziness that's so characterised the last 12 months of Doctor Who , delivering a sweeter, less frenetic tale that aims squarely for the heart, not the flipchart.

March 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While fans have had their fair share of yuletide yarns, there have been none that felt quite so classically, indulgently, infectiously Christmassy as 'The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe'.

November 16, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

A lovely piece of television, and a smashing way to spend a Christmas night in front of the telly.

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…

It's both a fine episode of Doctor Who and a fine piece of Christmas television in which death and despair get defeated by hope and love.

November 16, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Fortunately, the episode ends on a high point

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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