BBC One viewers in Northern Ireland were accidentally treated to the next week’s BBC1NI Continuity Announcement toward the end of the premiere airing of the penultimate Doctor Who Series 11 episode It Takes You Away.
“Get a first glimpse of the seasonal special right after this.”
While the voiced announcement was a week early, a trailer for The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos was shown instead.
The Doctor Who New Year’s Day Special airs January 1 at 7:00 p.m. on BBC One.
The special will also air 8:00 p.m. on BBC America with a “Who Year’s Day” marathon lead-in.