I get that the special is going to major on recent stuff and characters. That's what most
of the audience know. And I get that budget contraints will stop it being the huge event that some fans seem to thnik they 'deserve' just for being fans. What I don't get is why, with channels they can barely afford to keep on air because they can't make programmes for them, the BBC can't keep classic fans happy with a few repeats. That seems to be deliberate avoidance.
Maybe the BBC themselves are embarrassed by classic material and don't want to risk fans of the new show seeing it?