Aisling Bea and Adjani Salmon hide from the Daleks

Following the explosive series finale of Doctor Who: Flux, The Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and friends Yaz (Mandip Gill) and Dan (John Bishop), will kick-start 2022 with an action-packed spectacular episode set to air on BBC One on New Year’s Day.

A Dalek, a pepper pot shaped Doctor Who monster with a curved head. Flashing lights sit atop its head while a single plunger shaped eye extends from the front. It has two gadget arms and its lower body is covered in small spheres.

Eve of the Daleks will also feature guest stars Aisling Bea (This Way Up, Living With Yourself, Quiz), Adjani Salmon (Dreaming Whilst Black, Enterprice) and Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless).

Sarah (Aisling Bea) owns and runs ELF storage, and Nick (Adjani Salmon) is a customer who visits his unit every year on New Year’s Eve. This year, however, their night turns out to be a little different than planned as they find themselves joining forces with the Doctor, Dan and Yaz in a fight against the Daleks.

Actor Aisling Bea, a woman with brown hair, peeks cautiously around the corner of a large door.

The trailer for the special, which aired following the series thirteen finale, finds the cast trapped in ELF storage and stuck in a terrifying time loop with the Daleks. Will the gang manage to avoid extermination and escape the storage facility in time to see out New Year’s Day?

Actor Adjani Salmon, a man with black hair and a dark beard, wears a denim jacket and brown shirt. He looks very nervous standing behind a desk. There's a game of monopoly on the desk, along with a small Christmas tree.


Chris Chibnall, Showrunner, says: “We all need a little romance in our lives around New Year. Less so, Daleks. But Aisling Bea and Adjani Salmon’s characters will have to deal with both in a New Year’s Eve from hell. Together with Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor, it’ll hopefully prove the perfect New Year’s Day tonic.”


Aisling Bea, Mandip Gill, John Bishop and Jodie Whittaker look very nervous and are bathed in a reddish orange light as they stare at something open-mouthed.

Doctor Who is a BBC Studios production for BBC One and a BBC America co-production. BBC Studios are the international distributors for Doctor Who.

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