'Doctor Who' Airing New Year's Day Special - Jodie Whittaker

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Jodie Whittaker's take on the Time Lord-turned-Lady has been met with rave reviews, but it looks like the season has hit its first blip.

The Doctor Who Christmas special has been a staple in the BBC's festive TV line-up since the series was revived in 2005. But given how secretive this season of the show has been, it's perhaps more likely that we won't be learning much more until after season 11 concludes in a few weeks.

The marathon will begin 12pm ET/PT on December 24 and lead into Christmas Day.

This decision, first reported by the Mirror, was revealed at this summer's San Diego Comic Con, where head writer Chris Chibnall said the cast and crew filmed 11 episodes-"and it's only a series of 10".

The finale of the current season will air on December 9.on BBC AMERICA.

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A special hour-long episode, in which Jodie Whittaker's Time Lord faces off against a mysterious new evil from the past, will air on 1 January, 2019. After that, the network will screen a marathon of all the modern-day Doctors, starting with Peter Capaldi, followed by Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith, leading straight into the New Year's special January 1. And the team are adamant that the most important thing is for the show to be 100% and not have its quality compromised by squeezing that process in order to meet a particular transmission pattern. What's your favorite Doctor Who Christmas special?

Kylie Minogue, David Morrissey, Katherine Jenkins and Sir Michael Gambon are among the stars who have appeared in previous festive specials.

Jodie's debut series as the Doctor is attracting the show's highest average TV audience for almost 10 years.

The actress was first seen in her new role at the end of Twice Upon A Time, last year's Christmas special and the last episode to feature her predecessor, Peter Capaldi.

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