The Giggle, the final 60th anniversary special of Doctor Who, says farewell to David Tennant, hello to Ncuti Gatwa. Here’s the trailer.
Not only are we in a position where we can finally discuss the finer details of Wild Blue Yonder – the second of the three Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials – we also have the first glimpse of The Giggle, the final special which will see Neil Patrick Harris as The Toymaker (a role that hasn’t been visited in Doctor Who since the 1960s). He promises to be quite the foe to round off this particular trio of episodes.
Wild Blue Yonder first: you can read our spoiler-filled review of that particular episode here. Short version: the second half in particular was really quite something, and it’s available to watch now of course on the BBC’s iPlayer service.
And so we then move our attention to The Giggle, which sees one era of the show move onto the next. It’s the episode where David Tennant has to hand over the keys to the TARDIS once more, this time to Ncuti Gatwa. Gatwa becomes the 15th Doctor, and will make his full episode debut on Christmas day.
Back to The Giggle, then. The synopsis reads as follows:
The giggle of a mysterious puppet is driving the human race insane. When the Doctor discovers the return of the terrifying Toymaker, he faces a fight he can never win.
The Giggle will air at 18:30 on Saturday 9th December on BBC One. Russell T Davies has penned the script for the episode, with Chanya Button directing.
Alongside Catherine Tate, David Tennant and Neil Patrick Harris in the cast are Charlie de Melo and John Mackay, incidentally.
Watch the trailer below for The Giggle below, which not only gives us the start of the latest regeneration, but also makes no bones about the fact that Ncuti Gatwa will be debuting too.
More on The Giggle over the coming days…