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6x. The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe



It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, when Madge Arwell comes to the aid of an injured Spaceman Angel as she cycles home. He promises to repay her kindness – all she has to do is make a wish. Three years later, a devastated Madge escapes war-torn London with her two children for a dilapidated house in Dorset. She is crippled with grief at the news her husband has been lost over the channel, but determined to give Lily and Cyril the best Christmas ever. The Arwells are surprised to be greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world. Here, Madge will learn how to be braver than she ever thought possible. And that wishes can come true…


Written by Steven Moffat

Directed by Farren Blackburn

The Doctor – Matt Smith
Amy Pond – Karen Gillan
Rory Williams – Arthur Darvill
Claire Skinner – Madge Arwell
Alexander Armstrong – Reg Arwell
Holly Earl – Lily Arwell
Maurice Cole – Cyril Arwell
Bill Bailey – Droxil
Arabella Weir – Billis
Paul Bazely – Ven-Garr
Spencer Wilding – Wooden King
Paul Kasey – Wooden Queen

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