Watch The 2012 ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Prequel: ‘The Great Detective’

Some of the Doctor’s old friends return as he reveals his plans now that Amy and Rory are out of his life.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

When Amy Pond and Rory Williams met their fate at the hands of the Weeping Angels, we knew that the Doctor (Matt Smith) would take it badly. But in our first glimpse of him since “The Angels Take Manhattan,” it’s clear that the Doctor was more stung than we realized.

Earlier today during the annual Children In Need telethon, Matt Smith and his new co-star, Jenna-Louise Coleman introduced “The Great Detective,” a short prequel scene from this year’s “Doctor Who” Christmas adventure.

In the clip, we see three of the Doctor’s allies from “A Good Man Goes To War”: Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny (Catrin Stewart) and even Commander Strax (Dan Starkey ) as they try to persuade their friend to emerge from his self-imposed exile.



The “Doctor Who” Christmas special returns to BBC America on Tuesday, December 25.