The show will feature four pairs of well-known Doctor Who stars pitted against each other to win the Pointless Trophy: the seventh Doctor team of Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred; the companion team of Frazer Hines and Louise Jameson; the 'noble' team of Bernard Cribbins and Jacqueline King; and finally the "sixth Doctor" pairing of Nicola Bryant and Andrew Hayden-Smith (standing in for Colin Baker who was participating in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here at the time of recording).
The episode was recorded at BBC Television Centre on 13th November 2012, hosted as always by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman - who will receive some assistance from K-9 (aka John Leeson and Mat Irvine)! Both are Doctor Who fans, with Osman telling Doctor Who Magazine:
Doctor Who's got everything, hasn't it? It's got amazing stories. It's got a sort of soap opera behind the scenes of who's going to be the next Doctor. It's got great writers and an intelligence and a humanity behind it. Doctor Who has brought nothing but good things to the world.
Please note that the time of broadcast has been confirmed by the Radio Times as for 7:00pm, and not 6:00pm as previously reported.