Doctor Who, Christmas Special: The Husbands of River Song (2015)

Doctor Who, Christmas Special: The Husbands of River Song (2015)

Doctor Who

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2015-01-01
  • Episodes: 5
  • iTunes Price: GBP 2.99
  • iTunes HD Price: GBP 3.99
From 2,424 Ratings


It’s Christmas Day in the future and the TARDIS is parked on a snowy village street, covered in icicles, awaiting its next adventure. Time traveler River Song meets her husband’s new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi, for the first time this Christmas.


Title Time Price
1 The Husbands of River Song 56:27 Season Only Buy on iTunes
2 Who Is River Song? A Recap 03:19 Free Buy on iTunes
3 Trailer 00:32 Season Only Buy on iTunes
4 The Adventures of River Song 09:54 Season Only Buy on iTunes
5 Behind the Scenes of The Husbands of Riv 19:41 Season Only Buy on iTunes


  • A worrying trend

    By KimberleyD87
    After both James Bond and Star Wars released fan serving movies at the end part of 2015, I had hoped that we'd see Doctor Who show them how to develop a continuing series with style with this year's christmas special. I was half right. The episode begins with the usual christmas fare for Doctor Who, a silly, inconsequential episode that fails to acknowledge events at the end of the previous series. But then it twists and provides the most visually stunning episode in the series' history. The story descends into fan service, retconning previous attempts at trying to tell the same story and bringing River Song's story full circle. The focus on fan service in the second half of the episode will not win any new viewers, while the first half would have even die-hards switching off. I also felt that the Doctor's chemistry with River was good in this episode. I haven't been impressed with Capaldi's performance so far, but this episode gave him more acting and less fooling around (which doesn't suit his stregnths, in my opinion).
  • Pricing?

    By verityg21
    Terrible pricing for a rather silly episode. Started strong, ended weak.
  • Solid Christmas episode

    By Stevie Bates
    One of the better Christmas episodes of Doctor Who that actually downplays the christmassy aspect in favour of showing us the relationship between River Song and the Doctor one last time. A light, frivolous plot that is reasonably easy to follow, which comes as a refreshing change to the previous couple of episodes.
  • Dismal

    By Streetworker01
    It grieves me to write this, as a Doctor Who fan since the late 60s, but the show has become unwatchable. As bad as this appalling effort is, one would like to think it's the nadir. Sadly, until there are changes at the top of the production team, we can't even be sure of that.
  • Explain the pricing please!!

    By Markjrook
    ÂŁ3.99 for just the trailer! This has to be a joke, right? Or just rip off pricing again iTunes? Even ÂŁ5.99 for one hour long episode plus trailer is a rip-off guys. And the actual episode will probably be rubbish anyway, on the basis of so many of the previous Xmas episodes!