Doctor Who Christmas Special
BBC to host preview screenings of Doctor Who Christmas Special at Newcastle Cathedral
The BBC are letting TV fans in the north see the Doctor Who Christmas Special before anyone else with a host of preview screenings
The BBC will deliver an early Christmas present to the North East this December with free screenings of one of its most eagerly-awaited festive TV show, the Doctor Who Christmas Special.
Starting in Hartlepool and finishing just before the big day in Bradford, the Christmas tour will take in eight locations across northern England to spread a little festive fun throughout the region.
And the tour is particularly exciting for fans of Doctor Who as they’ll be able to see the annual Christmas special, featuring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor for the last time, before anyone else.
This year’s Doctor Who Christmas episode Twice Upon a Time, will see Peter joined by David Bradley who reprises his role as the First Doctor, while Pearl Mackie returns as companion Bill Potts and Mark Gatiss guest stars as the Captain.
Screenings will take place in St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle on Sunday, December 17 at 7pm and 8.30pm.
And as well as a sneak peek of this hotly-anticipated show, fans will also be able to pose for photos on the BBC’s red carpet and with props from the programmes.
How to get tickets
The tickets will be available through a ballot which will be open from Thursday, November 23 for 10 days via the BBC Shows and Tours website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/bbc_north_preview_screening_tour
The ticket ballot will close on Sunday, December 3. Tickets will be allocated via a random draw with 45% going to local postcodes, 45% going to the surrounding county and 10% to the rest of the UK.
Original article written by Simon Duke and featured on Chronicle Live ‘What’s On’ accessed here: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/doctor-who-christmas-preview-tickets-13934764