So looking down the check-list this Christmas, what do we have? A new TARDIS, a new Companion, Returning Characters, evil Snowmen and Richard E Grant as the villain. What could you possibly add to make it even better? A New Title Sequence and Theme Tune of course!
As well as a new title sequence (which we heard about last week), the iconic theme tune for Doctor Who will once again be revamped in time for the 50th anniversary year, and although we are promised a 'powerful' arrangement, it will be sticking close to the original:
"Not only will we be treated to a ‘new’ TARDIS during The Snowmen (Christmas Day at 5.15pm), but the episode will premiere a revamped theme tune and opening title sequence.
We can’t give too much away about the new-look titles except to say they are wonderfully dramatic and striking, with a couple of unexpected touches. In short, they’re a perfect way to welcome back the Doctor!
And fans of the famous Doctor Who theme tune needn’t worry… This new arrangement remains true to the original, written by Ron Grainer back in 1963, but on Christmas Day you’ll hear it as it’s never sounded before. This latest version is more thrilling and powerful but retains that slightly scary quality that remains stirring no matter how many times you catch it.
To enjoy the revamped theme tune and opening title sequence, make sure you’re watching The Snowmen on BBC One, Christmas Day at 5.15pm."