'Doctor Who' Christmas Special Prequel: Matt Smith In First Official Photo, Plus Trailer (VIDEO)

15/11/2012 11:25

The first photo from a prequel to this year's 'Doctor Who' Christmas special has been unveiled, showing Matt Smith in Victorian costume.

The prelude to the sci-fi drama's traditional festive episode will air on 16 November on BBC One, as part of this year's Children in Need appeal.

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Other popular BBC shows, such as 'The Apprentice' and 'Strictly Come Dancing', have also filmed special sketches to raise money for the charity.

A new trailer for the Christmas day special has also been unveiled, giving viewers another glimpse at new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman.

The episode will feature guest appearances from Richard E Grant - who played the Doctor once in a 2003 animated special 'Scream of the Shalka' - as the new villain and 'Silent Witness' actor Tom Ward.

In August a show worker was seen blasting the set with a snow machine, while horses and carts and similarly-attired extras were also on hand to help transport Bristol city centre back to the 1890s for the festive episode.

Next year will mark the sci-fi show's 50th anniversary. Smith has revealed he knows what showrunner Steven Moffat is planning to mark the occasion.

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