The BBC will deliver an early Christmas present to the North of England this December with free screenings of the forthcoming Doctor Who seasonal special.
Fans of Doctor Who will be able to see the annual Christmas special before anyone else. This year’s episode will feature Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor for the last time.
Starting in Hartlepool and finishing just before the big day in Bradford, the Christmas tour will take in eight locations across northern England to spread a little festive fun throughout the region.
As well as a sneak peek of the hotly-anticipated episode, fans will also be able to pose for photos on the BBC’s red carpet and with props from the programmes.
The tickets will be available through a ballot which will be open from Thursday 23 November for 10 days via the BBC Shows and Tours website – click here to register.
Twice Upon a Time will see Capaldi joined by David Bradley who reprises his role as the First Doctor, while Pearl Mackie returns as companion Bill Potts and Mark Gatiss guest stars as the Captain.
Doctor Who fans will be able to enjoy a preview of the seasonal special, apart from the last few moments featuring Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker, which will be kept as a surprise until the BBC One broadcast on Christmas Day.
The full schedule for the Christmas Special tour is as follows:
Thurs 14 Dec: Hartlepool Town Hall at 7pm
Fri 15 Dec: The Guild Hall, York at 7pm
Sat 16 Dec: Jubilee Church, Hull at 7pm & 8.30pm
Sun 17 Dec: St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle at 7pm & 8.30pm
Mon 18 Dec: Middlesbrough Empire at 7pm & 8.30pm
Tues 19 Dec: Dock 10, MediaCityUK, Salford at 7pm & 8.30pm
Wed 20 Dec: Durham School at 7pm & 8.30pm
Fri 22 Dec: Old Odeon, Bradford at 7pm & 8.30pm
PLEASE NOTE: The ticket ballot will close on Sunday 3 December. Tickets will be allocated via a random draw with 45% going to local postcodes, 45% going to the surrounding county and 10% to the rest of the UK.