The first indication that Doctor Who will have a Christmas episode this year has come thanks to an entry on the CV of the programme's editor.
Doctor Who will return this autumn with a special 65-minute episode, followed by nine 50 minute episodes. Until now there has been no indication as to whether the production team would be making an extra episode to be shown at Christmas.
However, an entry in the online CV of Edel McDonnell
, an editor on the programme, indicated he will be working on a Christmas special to be directed by Wayne Yip
, who previously directed the twelfth Doctor episodes The Lie Of The Land
and Empress Of Mars
. Production Guide