In the 11th Doctor Who Christmas special “The Husbands of River Song” (Friday, Dec. 25, at 9pm ET/PT on BBC America), time traveler River Song (recurring guest star Alex Kingston) meets her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time. “The last time the Doctor saw her, she was a ghost. The first time he met her, she died. So how can he be seeing her again?” asks executive producer and writer Steven Moffat. “As ever, with the most complicated relationship in the universe, it’s a matter of time.”
Episode description from BBC America:
It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s (Alex Kingston, Arrow) squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax (Greg Davies, The Inbetweeners) is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas, Bridesmaids) survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is? All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.
Photo: BBC/BBC Worldwide 2015 Credit: Jon Hall