The BBC Press Office has released extensive plot details of The Christmas Invasion which forms one of BBC One’s “Christmas highlights” and airs on Christmas day.
Snow time for bad jokes – Earth faces invasion
According to the BBC Press Release:
“Jackie Tyler is at home preparing for the festive season, unsure of whether or not her daughter Rose will be home in time, when she hears the familiar sound of the TARDIS.
Mickey, who is hard at work, also hears it and they both race across the estate just in time to witness its glorious, chaotic crash landing. The doors open and, much to their delight, out steps Rose and a complete stranger.
Except it isn’t a stranger. It’s the Doctor. Disorientated, yet overwhelmed to see them, he takes a few minutes to regain his balance and considers what it is he wants to tell them before yelling: “Oh, I know! Merry Christmas!” then promptly collapses.
The Doctor falls in and out of consciousness, with Rose and Jackie powerless to help him. In a bid to boost Rose’s spirits, Mickey suggests a spot of Christmas shopping, but they soon find themselves under attack by a sinister brass band of masked Santas.
However, they are not the only ones with problems. Prime Minister Harriet Jones has just been informed that a British space probe, on its way to Mars for a Christmas Day landing, has gone missing. It has been kidnapped by a monstrous race known as the Sycorax, who are set on taking over the world.
Meanwhile, back at the Tylers’, Mickey and Jackie try to fend off a killer Christmas tree, while Rose tries to wake the Doctor.
David Tennant plays the Doctor, Billie Piper plays Rose Tyler, Camille Coduri plays Jackie Tyler, Noel Clarke plays Mickey, Penelope Wilton plays Harriet Jones and Sean Gilder plays the Sycorax leader.”
Fans of David Tennant will also be pleased to hear that BBC Three will be reshowing Casanova.
Doctor Who � The Christmas Invasion airs Christmas Day on BBC One.