Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (2017 Christmas Special) (2017)



Critic Consensus: Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time pays gratifying homage to the outgoing doctor while marking a thoughtful, warm, and funny passing of the torch to a new era in the franchise.


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Air date: Dec 25, 2017

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The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor's (Peter Capaldi) journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure.


Peter Capaldi
as The Doctor
David Bradley
as The Doctor
Pearl Mackie
as Bill Potts
Mark Gatiss
as The Captain
Nikki Amuka-Bird
as voice of the glass woman
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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who Twice Upon a Time (2017 Christmas Special)

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (4)

One of Christmas's most eagerly awaited programmes turned into a turkey: overcooked, disappointing and destined to be chewed over for days.

Dec 26, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's ultimately a placeholder.

Dec 26, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

A satisfying, and deeply emotional, send-off for Capaldi.

Dec 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Parts of this episode telegraph a bit too much to make the adventure exciting.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The Twelfth Doctor is a great one, but I've long felt that he could've been one of the greatest given the chance. Here, in his final adventure, he finally achieves that status.

Dec 26, 2017 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

A nostalgic, rather moving affair with ghosts past and present walking the screen.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

It adds up to a funny, sad, touching, if lightweight episode that sets things up to move on while offering fans a Christmas gift.

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Surely one of the least bombastic, most thoughtful Christmas specials the series has produced.

Nov 8, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor grew on me slowly.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

More saccharine than most, but utterly redeemed by humour.

Dec 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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