BBC Announces River Song to Return at Christmas

Christmas came early this year when I received a message from Louis Trapani, the showrunner behind Doctor Who: Podshock this morning. That message – a link to the following story – was (for me) an AMAZING gift to the fans of Doctor Who!

The Doctor and River Song Reunite for a Spectacular Christmas

River Song 2015

Normally, I would preface this notice by stating a most appropriate phrase; however, today…SPOILERS wouldn’t be sufficient.

Alex Kingston returns on Christmas Day 2015 to the role she made famous – River Song.

River Song was last seen in 2013’s The Name of the Doctor. In that episode, she uttered what many felt would be her final words: Goodbye, Sweetie. Now, after more than two years since, River makes her return.

But what River is River? Did she survive post-library? Is this from some point in her past (our future)?  Wibbly-wobbly and a bit of timey-wimey?

Additional Information

  • To read the official BBC Announcement, click here.
  • News of the return seems to be all over the net…just search Google for “River Song”
  • From Digital Spy  to Nerdist to many, many more.


River in The Day of the Doctor



What do I know?  I am VERY happy to see River Song return! What else can I say other than…Merry Christmas, Sweetie.

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