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JAS843,968 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
I wonder whether Doctor Who will return to its Christmas Day slot or if it is most likely to be New Years Day again.


There may not be a special at all for the 2019 Christmas/New Year period. Series 12 starts in early 2020, by all accounts.

So? The 2019 New Years Special was only three weeks after series 11 concluded. There's no reason to think the season won't be starting with a New Years Special. And as for Gavin and Stacey, I would expect Michael McIntyre to make way.
AlexS733 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
I wonder whether Doctor Who will return to its Christmas Day slot or if it is most likely to be New Years Day again.


There may not be a special at all for the 2019 Christmas/New Year period. Series 12 starts in early 2020, by all accounts.

So? The 2019 New Years Special was only three weeks after series 11 concluded. There's no reason to think the season won't be starting with a New Years Special. And as for Gavin and Stacey, I would expect Michael McIntyre to make way.

Pretty sure the press including BBC news were strongly suggesting that there wouldn't be a festive episode over Xmas 19/ Newyear 20 just after the new year edition this year.
Inspector Sands13,690 posts since 25 Aug 2004
although I wouldn't mind a Christmas Time with Alan Partridge special somewhere in the week - indeed don't think that has mileage for a second series but a spoof of such shows embracing Christmas would be welcome.

Or a welcome repeat of Knowing Me Knowing Yule
JAS843,968 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)

There may not be a special at all for the 2019 Christmas/New Year period. Series 12 starts in early 2020, by all accounts.

So? The 2019 New Years Special was only three weeks after series 11 concluded. There's no reason to think the season won't be starting with a New Years Special. And as for Gavin and Stacey, I would expect Michael McIntyre to make way.

Pretty sure the press including BBC news were strongly suggesting that there wouldn't be a festive episode over Xmas 19/ Newyear 20 just after the new year edition this year.
No, they only said there'd be no more episodes in 2019.
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JCB2,011 posts since 21 Sep 2004
So? The 2019 New Years Special was only three weeks after series 11 concluded. There's no reason to think the season won't be starting with a New Years Special. And as for Gavin and Stacey, I would expect Michael McIntyre to make way.

Pretty sure the press including BBC news were strongly suggesting that there wouldn't be a festive episode over Xmas 19/ Newyear 20 just after the new year edition this year.
No, they only said there'd be no more episodes in 2019.


I wouldn't be suprised if that was a red herring. Chris Chibnall also said he wouldn't cast a female doctor but here we are.
08tom626 posts since 24 Nov 2007
I guess they kept it secret just incase it did not happen. I guess they announced it now as they will start filming this summer when James Corden goes on break from the late late show and the when they start filming the secret would obviously get out. I guess this is why he is not hosting a league of their own any more.

The schedule is going to be interesting. I think it's clear Gavin and Stacey is going to be the big festive show. They would be crazy to start it later than 9:30 seeing as it's a 60min special. Strictly won't be going anywhere and Michael show did add variety to the schedule which would be a shame to lose. I think cutting Eastenders down to 30mins and doing a big set up on Christmas Eve, dropping zog and moving the evening news back would allow it all to fit in. Something like;

4:50 News and Weather
5:15 Strictly Come Dancing
6:30 Michael McIntyre Big Christmas Show
7:30 Call the Midwife
9:00 Eastenders
9:30 Gavin and Stacey
10:30 Mrs Browns Boy's

Pretty strong line up. Can't believe I just typed a Christmas Day Line up in May. 🙄😂
JKDerry1,689 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
I guess they kept it secret just incase it did not happen. I guess they announced it now as they will start filming this summer when James Corden goes on break from the late late show and the when they start filming the secret would obviously get out. I guess this is why he is not hosting a league of their own any more.

The schedule is going to be interesting. I think it's clear Gavin and Stacey is going to be the big festive show. They would be crazy to start it later than 9:30 seeing as it's a 60min special. Strictly won't be going anywhere and Michael show did add variety to the schedule which would be a shame to lose. I think cutting Eastenders down to 30mins and doing a big set up on Christmas Eve, dropping zog and moving the evening news back would allow it all to fit in. Something like;

4:50 News and Weather
5:15 Strictly Come Dancing
6:30 Michael McIntyre Big Christmas Show
7:30 Call the Midwife
9:00 Eastenders
9:30 Gavin and Stacey
10:30 Mrs Browns Boy's

Pretty strong line up. Can't believe I just typed a Christmas Day Line up in May. 🙄😂

James Corden was finding it increasingly difficult to host A League of their Own due to his work load in the US. CBS were not happy that he spent a lot of time back in the UK. The Late Late Show on CBS is on the air four days a week, for close to 150/160 episodes per year, so trying to fit in time for A League of their Own was becoming harder.
Brekkie31,684 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today

James Corden was finding it increasingly difficult to host A League of their Own due to his work load in the US. CBS were not happy that he spent a lot of time back in the UK. The Late Late Show on CBS is on the air four days a week, for close to 150/160 episodes per year, so trying to fit in time for A League of their Own was becoming harder.

Well made up.
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JKDerry1,689 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline

James Corden was finding it increasingly difficult to host A League of their Own due to his work load in the US. CBS were not happy that he spent a lot of time back in the UK. The Late Late Show on CBS is on the air four days a week, for close to 150/160 episodes per year, so trying to fit in time for A League of their Own was becoming harder.

Well made up.

It is true. Doing a talk show in the US is very different to doing one in the UK.
Alan de Robson135 posts since 8 Aug 2012
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I wonder whether Doctor Who will return to its Christmas Day slot or if it is most likely to be New Years Day again.

I think Doctor Who’s time as a Christmas Day staple has passed.


Agreed but it's a pity that this is so.

I really bought into the new Doctor after being very against it to begin with. When I actually watched it, I thought she was great.
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