TV Trailers: “Doctor Who,” “Broadchurch”

In the race to nab viewer eyeballs over the holidays in the United Kingdom, new promo trailers have been released for two of the biggest pieces of event TV scheduled for the season.

First up, The BBC have unveiled the trailer for this year’s “Doctor Who” Christmas special and it’s a decidedly darker looking and less fable-style affair than those of the Matt Smith-era, even with Nick Frost as Santa Claus.

Meanwhile, ITV has released a new trailer for the second season of “Broadchurch” which returns January 5th. The clip covers much of the cast from the new players (Charlotte Rampling, Eve Myles, Marianne Jean-Baptiste), returning supporting players (Jodie Whittaker, Jonathan Bailey, Arthur Darvill). and of course David Tennant and Olivia Colman’s lead characters.