‘Doctor Who’ Christmas teasers: 10 hints for ‘The Husbands of River Song’

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Alex Kingston returns to Doctor Who as River Song in this year’s Christmas special.

It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor 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 squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy.

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Written by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, ‘The Husbands of River Song’ airs at 5.15pm on Friday 25 December on BBC One.

Here are 10 spoiler-free teasers from the episode to open early…


“You know who I am.”

“My entire understanding of physical space has been transformed!”

“Are you acquainted with the criminal River Song?”

“That’s who you’re married to. Not anyone else?”

“Well, we all know Jim the Fish.”

“We’re going to steal this box. Hush, you wouldn’t understand.”

“Doesn’t look very impressive, does he?”

“It’s the easiest lie you can tell a man. They’ll automatically believe any story they’re the hero of.”

“Stephen Fry!”

“Just a thought: you probably shouldn’t do that in a restaurant.”


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