Christmas Special 2010[1] (also known as A Christmas Carol Confidential on the DVD) was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with A Christmas Carol.

Aspects of production covered[]

The episode is loosely structured around the cast read-through of A Christmas Carol, with different production elements being stressed as the read-through reaches certain points in the narrative.

Additional topics covered[]

to be added

People interviewed[]

Music list[]

  • "Miami 2 Ibiza" by Swedish House Mafia feat. Tinie Tempah
  • "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl
  • "Stille Nacht" by Paul Mottram, Album: Cozy Christmas ANW 1117
  • "Ding Dong Merrily on High" by Crouch End Festival Chorus, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, David Temple & Paul Bateman, Album: Christmas Choral Classics
  • "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry
  • "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin
  • "Miami" by Foals
  • "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly" by Robert Shaw Chorale, Album: A Very Merry Classical Christmas
  • "Barbra Streisand" by Duck Sauce
  • "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash
  • "Longing" by Paul Mottram, Album: Solo Strings, Small Ensemble ANW 1016


Elements retained in Cut Down[]

There was no "Cut Down" version of this episode.

Home video releases[]

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol DVD cover.

The full length version of the episode was included on the Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol DVD & Blu-ray released on 24 January 2011; and the Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series DVD & Blu-ray box set released on 21 November 2011.


  1. Although the episode had no on-screen title, Christmas Special 2010 is what was given on the official BBC Three website.