Doctor Who to debut new theme tune in Christmas special

Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman

Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman

A new 'Doctor Who' theme tune and opening title sequence will debut in the sci-fi show's Christmas special episode, the BBC has confirmed.

'Doctor Who' will debut a revamped theme tune in its Christmas special.

The BBC has confirmed 'Doctor Who - The Snowmen' will also feature a new "wonderfully dramatic and striking" opening title sequence and a new interior design for the titular Time Lord's (Matt Smith) TARDIS.

A post on the BBC One sci-fi show's official website read: "The episode will premiere a revamped theme tune and opening title sequence.

"We can't give too much away about the new-look titles except to say they are wonderfully dramatic and striking, with a couple of unexpected touches. In short, they're a perfect way to welcome back the Doctor!"

The network revealed the new theme tune will be "more thrilling and powerful" but "remain true" to the original, which was penned by late composer Ron Grainer in 1963.

The post explained: "This latest version is more thrilling and powerful but retains that slightly scary quality that remains stirring no matter how many times you catch it."

Jenna-Louise Coleman will make her debut as the Time Lord's new sidekick Clara Oswin in the Christmas special episode, which will also see Sir Ian McKellen make a cameo appearance as the voice of the titular killers, The Snowmen, alongside Richard E. Grant, who is playing Victorian misanthrope Dr. Simeon.

The 'Doctor Who - The Snowmen' Christmas special will air on Christmas Day (25.12.12) at 5:15pm on BBC One.


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