Three Treats This Christmas on BBC Player

Good things come in threes, and better things come with express delivery. This Boxing Day, catch the premieres of three BBC First Christmas specials, all express from the UK:

Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time

Calling all Doctor Who fans! The highly-anticipated Doctor Who Christmas Special: Twice Upon A Time, is right around the corner. The epic final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self; the first ever Doctor, and a returning Bill Potts, for one last awe-inspiring adventure across time and space.

Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time, and a World War One captain destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story.

Twice Upon A Time is an uplifting new tale about the power of hope in humanity’s darkest hours, and marks the end of an era. But as the Doctor must face his past to decide his future, his journey is only just beginning.

Twice Upon A Time is written by Steven Moffat, directed by Rachel Talalay, and executive produced by Brian Minchin. The 60-minute special guest stars Mark Gatiss as The Captain and Nikki Amuka-Bird as the voice of the glass woman, and will see Peter Capaldi’s Doctor regenerate into the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker).

Catch Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time express from the UK this Boxing Day, 26 December 2017 from 8am on BBC First (StarHub ch 522) and BBC Player.

Call the Midwife Series 7 Christmas Special

The midwives of Nonnatus House spent last Christmas in the warmth of South Africa, but this year they are back in Poplar celebrating a white Christmas. Starring the cast of Call the Midwife Series 7, this 80 minute special arrives in Singapore on Boxing Day, express from the UK.

It’s 1963 and Poplar is covered by a thick blanket of snow as the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House face the challenge of the coldest winter for three hundred years. Battling against snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes, the midwives brave the elements to provide the best possible care for their patients.

Victoria Christmas Special 2017: Comfort and Joy

Victoria’s Christmas special is coming to you express from the UK! This Christmas, as Victoria and her family enjoy a lovely white Christmas, and Prince Albert gets a bit carried away in the spirit of the holidays. Starring Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes, the two-hour special will celebrate all of the festivities of a Victorian Christmas at Buckingham Palace.

Set in Christmas 1846, the episode sees Victoria uncharacteristically melancholy as she prepares to tackle her first Christmas without her beloved Baroness Lehzen. Pregnant with her and Albert’s fourth child, the festive period reminds her of her lonely childhood spent at Kensington.

Albert, on the other hand is gripped by an obsession with staging the perfect family Christmas, transforming the palace into a magical festive wonderland. Tensions arise between him and Victoria, however, when Albert invites some unwelcome house guests to join the celebrations.

Catch these Christmas Specials express from the UK this Boxing Day, 26 December 2017, from 8am on BBC First (Starhub ch 522) and BBC Player.

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