BBC programme information have released details of their Christmas 2006 highlights which includes the Doctor Who Christmas special – The Runaway Bride which stars David Tennant, Catherine Tate, and Sarah Parish.
Although scheduling details haven’t been confirmed the episode is widely expected to air on Christmas Day after the ratings success of The Christmas Invasion last year.
The full press pack entry for the special reads:
“Award-winning comedy actress Catherine Tate and Sarah Parish star alongside David Tennant in a special Christmas edition of the time-travelling adventure.
Bride-to-be Donna mysteriously vanishes as she prepares to marry her boyfriend Lance in a glittering ceremony on Christmas Eve. She suddenly appears, to her complete astonishment, in the Tardis with the Doctor.
As the Tardis races to get to the church on time, the Doctor and Donna are closely watched by the sinister figure of The Empress of Racnoss from her throne in her spaceship. It soon becomes clear that Donna is the key to an ancient alien plan to destroy the Earth.
David Tennant plays the Doctor, Catherine Tate plays Donna and Sarah Parish plays The Empress of Racnoss.”