It’s Christmas and Jackie Tyler is at home preparing for the festive season, not knowing if her daughter Rose will be home in time – or at all. Then she hears the familiar, ancient grind of the TARDIS! Mickey also hears it and they both race across the estate just in time to witness the TARDIS’ glorious, chaotic crash landing. The doors open and, much to their delight, out steps Rose and a complete stranger – except it isn’t a stranger – it’s the Doctor.
Prime Minister Harriet Jones has just been informed that a British space probe, on its way to Mars for a Christmas Day landing, has gone missing. It has been kidnapped by a monstrous race known as the Sycorax, who are set on taking over the world. Meanwhile, back at the Tylers’, Mickey and Jackie are trying to fend off a killer Christmas tree.
Stars: David Tennant (Casanova), Billie Piper (Canterbury Tales, Much Ado About Nothing), Camille Coduri (Nuns on the Run).
Christmas Day, Thursday 25 December, 8.30pm