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Doctor Who 2022 New Year special cast revealed for Eve of the Daleks

Doctor Who Festive Special 2021 - Picture Shows: Sarah (AISLING BEA), Yasmin Khan (MANDIP GILL), Dan (JOHN BISHOP), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) - (C) BBC Studios - Photographer: James Pardon
Doctor Who Festive Special 2021 - Picture Shows: Sarah (AISLING BEA), Yasmin Khan (MANDIP GILL), Dan (JOHN BISHOP), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) - (C) BBC Studios - Photographer: James Pardon

Doctor Who’s 2022 New Year special airs tonight – here’s who’s on the cast!

Jodie Whittaker will kick-start the new year as The Thirteenth Doctor with an action-packed spectacular on BBC One.

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Titled ‘Eve of the Daleks’, a teaser shares: “Sarah owns and runs ELF storage, and Nick is a customer who visits his unit every year on New Year’s Eve. This year, however, their night turns out to be a little different than planned…”

The New Year’s special will air on Saturday, 1 January on BBC One at 7PM.

Doctor Who cast – Eve of the Daleks

Jodie Whittaker plays The Doctor
Mandip Gill plays Yasmin Khan
John Bishop plays Dan Lewis

Aisling Bea plays Sarah
Adjani Salmon plays Nick
Pauline McLynn plays Mary

Meanwhile, Nicholas Briggs is the voice of the Daleks.

A full synopsis of the hour-long episode reveals: “New Year’s Eve. Sarah is working – again. Nick is her only customer – again. Same old same old. Except this year, their countdown to midnight will be the strangest and deadliest they’ve ever known.

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“Why is an Executioner Dalek targeting these two people, in this place, on this night? Why are they having to live through the same moments again?

“Can the Doctor, Yaz and Dan save them and survive into the New Year?”

The festive episode will be the first of three Doctor Who Specials airing in 2022.

The second Special airs in Spring and Jodie’s final feature-length Special (in where the Thirteenth Doctor will regenerate), will air in autumn 2022 as part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations.

As yet a new Doctor has yet to be announced.

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Meanwhile the recent thirteenth series of Doctor Who, titled Flux, recently wrapped up its six-episode run on BBC One.

You can watch past episodes and series online now via the BBC iPlayer here.

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