According to the online version of listings magazine Radio Times the 2005 festive special ‘The Christmas Invasion’ will be repeated on BBC One on Sunday 17th December at 4.25pm.
The special marked David Tennant’s arrival as The Doctor and sees a British space probe on its way to Mars for a Christmas Day landing go missing.
Unknown by to the British authorities It has been kidnapped by a monstrous race known as the Sycorax, who are set on taking over the world.
Prime Minister Harriet Jones appeals for help and information on The Doctor but still suffering from post regenerative side effects the Doctor is lapsing in and out of consciousness. Rose (Billie Piper) feels powerless as she tries in vain to find a remedy that will get him back on his feet…
The original airing was a ratings hit which was watched by a total of 9.84 million viewers making it the fifth most watched episode of any BBC One show for the week, beaten only by four episodes of EastEnders. By programme brand Doctor Who was the second most popular on the channel for the week.
David Tennant, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke and Penelope Wilton star.