Though we’ve only just seen the first of the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Specials, the BBC is looking ahead to the debut of Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson. The broadcaster has finally confirmed that “The Church on Ruby Road” will premiere globally on December 25, aka Christmas Day on BBC One in the UK and Ireland, on BBCiPlayer in the UK and on Disney Plus for the rest of world.
To celebrate the news a series of first-look images have been released teasing the first adventure for The Doctor and Ruby Sunday. The episode sees the Doctor come face-to-face with the mythical and mysterious goblins as his life collides with Ruby Sunday. Little is known about Ruby Sunday as she was abandoned on Christmas Eve as a baby. Now living with her mum, Carla and grandmother, Cherry her world is about to be turned upside when she encounters the Doctor and the two set off on their first adventure together…
Alongside Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson is veteran TV personality Davina McCall who will be playing herself as she joins the cast alongside Michelle Greenidge as Ruby’s mum Carla, Angela Wynter as Ruby’s grandmother Cherry and Anita Dobson as Mrs Flood.
“The Church on Ruby Road” premieres on Christmas Day 2023 on BBC One in the UK and Ireland, on BBCiPlayer in the UK and on Disney Plus for the rest of world.