BBC America has posted a synopsis for this year's Doctor Who Christmas special, "A Christmas Carol".
Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way the Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser, in a festive edition of the time-travelling adventure, written by Steven Moffat. But is Kazran Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the fogs of Christmas Eve?
Matt and Karen return for an all-new Christmas special, along with Arthur Darvill and guest stars Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) and Katherine Jenkins.
There's some particularly good news for American viewers who can afford a cable package that includes BBC America: this year's special will air on the same day here as in the UK, and the Doctor Who Prom will air.
It's Doctor Who all Christmas long with a marathon of favorites starting on December 24th at Midnight leading up to the special. BBC AMERICA will also premiere the Doctor Who Prom on Christmas Day, a live concert featuring stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as hosts.
I hope BBC America is allowed to air the next season in a timely manner like this.
As an aside, I've been off the grid for a few days, so if you haven't already seen it, here's the Doctor Who segment from this year's Children In Need telethon that aired a few days ago in the UK. It shows a couple of children's surprise meeting with their hero.