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Characters in A Christmas Carol included Scrooge (TV: The Unquiet Dead) and Jacob Marley. (PROSE: Bay of the Dead, TV: The Unquiet Dead) Tiny Tim was also a character in the book. He was, as Susan put it, a "young cripple". (PROSE: The Edge of Destruction)
- "Now, it is a fact that there was nothing particular at all about the knocker on the door of this house, but let any man explain to me if he can, how it happened that Scrooge, having his key in the lock of the door, saw in the knocker, without its undergoing any intermediate process of change, not a knocker, but Marley's face. Marley's face! It looked at Scrooge as Marley used to look. It looked like..."
Alternate timeline[edit | edit source]
In a world where all of history occurred at once because River Song refused to kill the Doctor, Charles Dickens gave some details about his "new Christmas special" on TV, at 5:02pm 22 April 2011, as that was always the time and date. He said that it would involve ghosts and the past, the present and future, all at the same time. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
References[edit | edit source]
The Tenth Doctor compared his past and future incarnations "getting dumped on [his] head" while tracking Zygons in Elizabethan England to the story, commenting "Very Christmas Carol". (PROSE: The Day of the Doctor)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- One idea for the first two stories of Doctor Who was a take on a Christmas Carol, with the ghost of Jacob Marley really being the Doctor, only slightly tipsy. 
Connections[edit | edit source]
- Simon Callow who portrayed Charles Dickens in The Unquiet Dead, previously portrayed both Dickens and Ebenezer Scrooge in the 2001 animated Christmas Carol: The Movie. The movie began with a live-action sequence of Callow as Dickens performing a live reading.
- David Collings played Bob Cratchit in the 1970 musical film Scrooge.
- Richard E Grant played Bob Cratchit in the 1999 TV film A Christmas Carol.
- David Warner played Bob Cratchit in the 1984 TV film A Christmas Carol.
- Mark Strickson played young Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1984 film A Christmas Carol.
- Rowan Atkinson, Jim Broadbent Nicola Bryant and Miriam Margolyes all appeared in the 1988 Blackadder Special Blackadder's Christmas Carol.
- In the 1993 film A Muppet Christmas Carol, Steven Mackintosh played Scrooge's nephew Fred, Robin Weaver played Fred's wife Clara, and David Shaw-Parker voiced Old Joe.
- Derek Jacobi played, or was one of multiple actors to play, Scrooge in the comedic adaptation, A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong. Diana Rigg also appeared as herself.
- Catherine Tate wrote and starred in the 2009 parody Nan's Christmas Carol, in which her The Catherine Tate Show character Joannie Taylor (or "Nan") goes through an experience identical to that of Scrooge. The special saw her once again appearing opposite David Tennant, who played the Ghost of Christmas Present, and also saw appearances by Ben Miller as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Roger Lloyd Pack as the Ghost of Christmas yet to come, Dominic Coleman as Jake Taylor (Joannie's late husband, who takes on the role of Jacob Marley), and Rosie Cavaliero as Mrs Cratchit.