It's nearly Christmas, but the Doctor has got his hands on a present a few days early. Yes, that's Peter Capaldi, having a fight with some wrapping paper as he strikes a pose for our exclusive Radio Times photoshoot. 

Everyone's favourite Time Lord is back on screens this Friday 25th December (5:15pm, BBC1) in a Christmas special reunion with Alex Kingston's River Song – but first, get in the mood with a glance through these fantastically festive behind-the-scenes photos. 

Merry Christmas, Doctor.