Science fiction On the BBC this Christmas


I looked to the BBC’s festive season highlights to see what Science Fiction is in store for us lucky Brits this Christmas.

I very nearly said “Just Doctor Who” but it suddenly became clear that there are some slim pickings for genre fun.

Doctor Who Christmas Special

Topping an amazing line-up of quality drama, Matt Smith spends his first Christmas as The Doctor in Doctor Who ? A Christmas Carol, starring alongside veteran actor Michael Gambon and, in her first acting role, opera diva Katherine Jenkins.

John Hurt stars in Whistle And I’ll Come To You, a modern adaptation of MR James‘s Edwardian ghost story.

Christmas Movies

Genre movies this Christmas include: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, Wall-E, Shrek The Third, Cars, Bee Movie, Enchanted and Chronicles Of Narnia 2 ? Prince Caspian

And Hidden on BBC 4

Stephen Mangan stars as eccentric detective Dirk Gently in an adaptation of Douglas Adams‘s cult novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

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