We've finally got a glimpse at Doctor Who's final 60th anniversary special, The Giggle, with an epic trailer being unveiled after the latest instalment, Wild Blue Yonder.


David Tennant and Catherine Tate will return one last time, as the Fourteenth Doctor and companion Donna Noble, to face an old enemy - the Toymaker, now played by Neil Patrick Harris.

The Toymaker originally appeared in Doctor Who in 1966, and was first played by Michael Gough.

The Giggle will also introduce Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor - a huge moment in the sci-fi's history.

The new teaser sees the Toymaker declare: "We meet again – the Time Lord and the Toymaker... one final game!"

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We also glimpse the Fourteenth Doctor seemingly about to change, his body coursing with regeneration energy as we hear him deliver the line, "It's time."

The trailer closes with a shot of the newly-regenerated Fifteenth Doctor in the TARDIS control room.

Neil Patrick Harris as the Toymaker in Doctor Who
Neil Patrick Harris as the Toymaker in Doctor Who BBC

Previously speaking about the episode at the premiere of The Star Beast, returning showrunner Russell T Davies said: "The third one, it all comes to a climax in The Giggle, which is Neil Patrick Harris as the Toymaker, an old enemy from the 1960s coming back.

"That one's wild, that one's scary. It's nuts, it's a completely mad adventure. It's frightening and revolutionary things happen in it - and it's not giving anything away to say it's goodbye to David Tennant and in comes Ncuti Gatwa."

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Doctor Who's third anniversary special The Giggle airs at 6:30pm on Saturday 9th December on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Classic episodes are available on BritBox – you can sign up for a 7-day free trial here.

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