Today’s Children in Need telethon will feature the first exclusive preview clip of the upcoming Christmas Special, which is written by Russell T Davies, sometime between 8pm and 8:30pm on BBC One. 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 Christmas Doctor Who special, The Next Doctor, ahead of transmission.
The BBC’s Children in Need telethon begins broadcasting live at 7pm, on BBC One and BBC HD, hosted by Sir Terry Wogan who’s joined by Tess Daly and Alesha Dixon. Doctor Who and Torchwood actor John Barrowman will also be making an appearance live on the BBC’s Children in Need telethon for 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.
Doctor Who Hideout would like every reader to contribute to the BBC’s Children in Need telethon this 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 this years Children in Need telethon is located here on the BBC’s Press Office.