Doctor Who, Christmas Special: Twice Upon a Time (2017)

Doctor Who, Christmas Special: Twice Upon a Time (2017)

Doctor Who

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2017-12-04
  • Advisory Rating: TV-PG
  • Episodes: 4
  • iTunes Price: USD 3.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 4.99
From 1,255 Ratings


Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. And a British army captain seemingly destined to die in the First World War, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor's story. This is the magical last chapter in the Twelfth Doctor's epic adventure. He must face his past to decide his future. And the Doctor will realise the resilience of humanity, discovering hope in his darkest frozen moment.


Title Time Price
1 Twice Upon a Time 59:59 Season Only Buy on iTunes
2 Trailer 01:00 Free Buy on iTunes
3 Doctor Who Extra 22:22 Season Only Buy on iTunes
4 The End of an Era 20:47 Season Only Buy on iTunes



  • Thank you Peter Capaldi

    By mpy6348
    Great send off for the best Doctor!
  • Christmas Episode

    By Delvis one
    It's actually been this way for years, you only get to watch the Christmas episode the day after Christmas. The only way you can be assured you get to watch it on Christmas is if you pay to get the BBC channel thru your cable or satellite tv provider. But usually its an upgrade to a package that has nothing else worth watching, so its cheaper to wait the extra day.
  • X-Mas Specao

    By Jazzman32807
    I can't believe that all these people expected to download the xmas special on xmas day. It has always been released for download the day after it broadcasts on BBC. I guess apple could have been more clear about it, but this is normal.
  • Another factor to consider

    By Allegos
    I'm only speculating, but since the Christmas Special's one night theatrical run in American cinemas is on Wednesday, the 27th, I wouldn't be surprised if the episode became available on iTunes on Thursday or Friday.
  • Another great doctor who Christmas special

    By mike37.5
    This is a great dr who Christmas special. Ignore all the one star reviews they are from people who have never bought any tv show on iTunes before and don’t realize everything comes out the day after it airs live. It’s due to contract agreements with the cable companies.
  • Fantastic!

    By KhDrake
    A great ending to a wonderful Doctor
  • Matt Smith Deserved This Story

    By SMErick
    If every story in the Capaldi era were this spectacular, I might in my heart of hearts, miss the 12th Doctor. It is unfortunate that Matt Smith’s exit ended with the worst 55 minutes of the series and the best soliloquy in the history of the television.
  • Best Final Episode

    By tsfogg
    This poignant, funny, and quite frankly brillaint episode is easily the best final episode any Doctor has ever had. It hits all the right notes and leaves you anxious for the next season. I'm sad to see this creative team go, but I'm really excited for what comes next.
  • Good Riddance, Pill Botts.

    By Mark in SLC
    Had no idea Pill Botts would make a cameo. Odd, since this I’ll-advised character kills Capaldi’s doctor using the only weapon more powerful than the Daleks’ wildest toy, ratings. To be honest I’m only 50% through this incarnation of the SJW’s swan song and I’m struggling to finish it. I need relief from Pill Botts horrific character. Idk. Maybe this is where my viewership regenerates as a Netflix only viewer of DW where I can enjoy the likes of previous companions. Update*** Finished it. Bad. Just bad.
  • Omg!

    By MariaBeatriz's
    All of the negative reviews are about the fact that it wasn’t released on Christmas. Not at all regarding the quality of the episode! It’s quite unfair to rate the episode so low when you fools just didn’t understand the way iTunes works. The episode was great, by the way. Fantastic.


  • A fitting send-off to our beloved 12

    By badwolfgirl2355
    A great legacy has just been passed on. Thank you Peter for everything and welcome aboard Jodie. A doctor who must see. Also, in the description for one of the extras, they seem to have spelled "assess" incorrectly...
  • Brilliant

    By Lumpy McDoodlepants
    Always try to be nice, but never fail to be kind. Amen.
  • This is amazing

    By Doctor What??
    Twice Upon a Time is Peter Capaldi's graceful bow out of Doctor Who, filled with humor and plot, if you are sort of gushy like me, you might just cry. I also love the flashback to some of those first episodes of Doctor Who. I recommend this highly.
  • Excited for the future!

    By Ytsejam58
    I liked this episode. Previously, my favorite Doctor Who Christmas special was Titanic. Seems morbid because almost everyone dies in the end. But I just love seeing the doctor stuck with a bunch of people, and how they work together to survive... almost. Midnight and even Planet of the Dead are both great examples of this. But this was the kind of Christmas Story where, the "villains" aren't really malicious. I loved the fact that they brought the first doctor back for this episode. Although most of the jokes are "It's 2017 grandpa, don't say stuff like that" I don't quite understand the point of why the Doctor went to Scaro... unless, Rusty brought them there. idk. But it had a really sweet ending which really brought the whole "this is Christmas" thing to a close. The 1st Doctor Regenerates. And the 12th Doctor Regenerates. I am really excited for Jodi Wittaker! Like Tennant turning into Matt Smith, a lot of things are changing for doctor who! New companion, new show-runner, new doctor, new tardis. And I wouldnt be surprised if they made the jump from HD to 4K.... probably not. But it seems interesting that Jodi Whittaker, David Bradly, and David Tennant who are all part of Doctor Who was also part of Broadchurch. And now, Broadchurch is coming to Doctor Who. Knowing them, they will get the guy who played Dean Thomas (Alfred Enoch) to be the companion. Anyway. I am really excited. I loved Cipaldi as the Doctor. Season 9 was the best. Season 8 got pretty dark, they didn't know what direction to take him. And season 10.... frankly, they all felt like they were phoning it in. The 2 who played The Master/Mistress especially. Their final scene felt so awkward.
  • Goodbye Peter Capaldi! Wish we had more time with you:(

    By Lcempj
    I'm sad to see Peter Capaldi leave. But he couldn't have had a better ending. Just wish he could have had one more season. I also hope they keep the show kid friendly. And keep it science time travel and explore different worlds too. The writters move away from that in the past seasons. Making more about who is dating who. And that just got old fast. And I had to prewatch each show to make sure my child could watch it. Didn't have to worry about those things with the Classic Doctor Who.
  • Great episode.

    By oatmeal_mac
    I’d been hoping to see the First Doctor back in action since seeing the special documentary with him. Good enemy too. #NoSpoilers I was mad that the show wasn’t available on Christmas as advertised. Still a good show.
  • Not one of the best regeneration stories.

    By TCD2015
    i found this good-bye to Peter Capaldi to be a disappointment. Yes, the merging of Doctor images from the 1960s and 2010s was technically impressive. The bubble montage to previous Doctors was nice but scattered. As a tribute to his companions, there was not enough Clara and too much Phil (one of the modern Doctor's most annoying companions. The whole concept of the story is that it's OK to let go and let then next in like take over. A concept that could have taken 10 min. to tell. The episode was bloated by efftects that added little to the story. There was one layer of filler on top of even more filler. Not one of the best good-bye a Doctor has had.
  • Interesting Finale- says "To be Continued"

    By Live Barncats
    Seeing as production is yet to officially begin on series 11, don't expect Doctor Who to return until the second half of 2018. Would enjoy seeing more potentially valid Physics detail in the new season -Dont need another dumb juvinile sitcom
  • Episodes are released the day after...and this one was amazing.

    By intercricket
    I don’t know why it’s not common knowledge by now that iTunes episodes aren’t released until the day after they air, Christmas or no Christmas. The flood of one-star ratings over this really isn’t fair. Anyway, this episode was a beautiful, heartfelt send-off to a beloved Doctor. Not quite what I had expected in terms of plot, but completely satisfying all the same. The regeneration was handled with sensitivity, and although I was very skeptical about Jodie Whittaker in the role initially, she’s just about won me over at this point. (And I say this as a very conservative fan.) I can’t wait to see where the Doctor goes next in a new era of this incredible franchise.
  • Omg!

    By MariaBeatriz's
    All of the negative reviews are about the fact that it wasn’t released on Christmas. Not at all regarding the quality of the episode! It’s quite unfair to rate the episode so low when you fools just didn’t understand the way iTunes works. The episode was great, by the way. Fantastic.