Doctor Who Confirmed For 7pm On Christmas Day

Up against All-Star Family Fortunes on ITV1

Doctor Who ’s Christmas 2011 special, “The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe” will be shown at 7pm on Christmas Day, the show’s official Twitter feed has announced.

It faces All-Star Family Fortunes on ITV1, and will be preceded on BBC1 by the animated sequel to The Gruffalo , called The Gruffalo’s Child . The original Gruffalo performed admirably well in the ratings when it was shown in 2009, so its sequel should provide a good lead in for Who .