Toby Haynes

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Doctor Who: Christmas Special

Producer Sanne Wohlenberg Writer Steven Moffat Starring
  • Leo Bill
  • Arthur Darvill
  • Michael Gambon
  • Karen Gillan
    Production Company BBC Wales
    Broadcaster BBC
    Toby Haynes directed the Dr Who Christmas Special - A Christmas Carol, which aired on Christmas Day 2010 on BBC One to 10.3 million viewers.

    Haynes returned to the helm of the show after directing the gripping two-part finale of Matt Smith's first series as Doctor Who and directed the opening block of the new series.

    In a festive edition of the time-travelling adventure written by Steven Moffatt, newlyweds Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way The Doctor (Matt Smith) can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser, Kazran Sardick, played by veteran actor Michael Gambon.

    Opera singer Katherine Jenkins also joined the cast in her first acting role.

    Doctor Who: Christmas Special
    Doctor Who: Christmas Special

    Doctor Who directors rarely get the credit they deserve, and Haynes deserves lots of it. His opening post-credits shot, for instance, is a real treat, and his camera adds to the Dickensian feel superbly well. Simon Brew
    Den of Geek

    Christmas TV: Doctor Who
    Achingly affectionate, ceaselessly witty, beautifully shot and perfectly cast Caitlin Moran
    The Times
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    a sumptuous triumph from start to finish
    The Guardian

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