The BBC have confirmed that the preview of the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special, The End of Time by Russell T Davies, will be broadcast between 8pm and 8:30pm on the Children in Need Telethon. Doctor Who’s last contribution to the BBC’s Children in Need telethon was in 2008 with an exclusive preview consisting of the opening of The Next Doctor, the fourth Christmas Doctor Who special, ahead of transmission.
The BBC’s Children in Need telethon begins live on Friday the Twentieth of November at 7pm on BBC One hosted by Sir Terry Wogan joined by Tess Daly and Alesha Dixon. Doctor Who and Torchwood actor John Barrowman will also be making an appearance live on the Children in Need telethon in a duet with Myleene Klass in the studio.
Doctor Who’s first contribution to Children in Need was during 1983 with the Twentieth anniversary Special The Five Doctors, featuring Peter Davison, during Children in Need. Since Doctor Who returned to BBC One it has contributed to the Children in Need telethon with two mini stories, an exclusive concert and an exclusive tour of the Upper Boat Studios.
With the BBC showing an exclusive preview on Children in Need, the Doctor Who special The Waters of Mars, written by Phil Ford and Russell T Davies, is rumoured to be broadcast on the Fourteenth of November. David Tennant will make his final appearance as the Tenth Doctor in The End of Time rumoured to be broadcast on New Years Day.
Doctor Who Hideout would like every reader to contribute to the BBC’s Children in Need telethon next month as much as possible to help improve the lives of the unfortunate. The BBC’s press release, plus official line-up of the Children in Need telethon, regarding the upcoming Children in Need telethon is located here on the BBC’s Press Office.