(SPOILER/RUMOR ALERT: This article contains some information which is just RUMORED for now, as well as some that could be considered SPOILERS, so proceed with caution.)

Peter Capaldi‘s Twelfth Doctor made his debut back in 2013, during the 50th Anniversary special ‘The Day of the Doctor’ which saw the uniting of every previous Doctor, gathered to save their planet Gallifrey.  Capaldi is now saying goodbye to the role after three seasons and is speculated to meet his death in the final episode of the current tenth season.  But now, it is believed that this won’t be the last time fans will see the Twelfth Doctor.

It seems that this year’s Christmas Special will focus on Capaldi’s Doctor but it will be set… during the same period as ‘The Day of the Doctor’ and will apparently focus on this Doctor’s perspective on the events leading up to the all-Doctor team-up.  Steven Moffat had previously promised to revisit the special, since the Twelfth Doctor’s appearance was brief and cryptic,but so far it hasn’t happened.  But it looks like any plot holes will soon be filled.  As such, the Christmas Special will feature a special guest star.


David Bradley will appear as the First Doctor, a role originally played by William Hartnell and later assumed by Richard Hurndall for the 1983 event ‘The Five Doctors’, following Hartnell’s death.  Bradley played Hartnell in the ‘Doctor Who’ behind-the-scenes drama ‘Adventures in Space and Time’.  Bradley previously appeared in the 2012 ‘Doctor Who’ episode ‘Dinosaur on a Spaceship’ as Solomon and provided the voice of Shansheeth Blue on the two part ‘Death of the Doctor’ episodes of ‘The Sarah Jane Chronicles’.

Bradley has had an illustrious career and may be best known for playing Argus Filch in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies.  More recently, he starred as Jack Marshall on ‘Broadchurch’, Walder Frey on ‘Game of Thrones’ and Abraham Setrakian on ‘The Strain’.

According to a source:

“David was convincing as Hartnell, it’s exciting he’s back. Four years ago it took all the previous Doctors to save Gallifrey, so maybe some of the others will also pop up in Capaldi’s swansong.

“It’s great that the First Doctor will be there to help out during those all-important regeneration moments.”

For now this is not 100% confirmed, so take this with a grain of salt.  But if it’s true, what do you think?  Are you excited to see these two Doctors together?  Are you hoping to see even more?

Source: Radio Times