Friday 17 November 2023

Doctor Who on Children in Need

It's Children in Need on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Ahead of the three specials for the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who, David Tennant is reprising the titular role for Children in Need.

Tennant said: “Every year that I was on Doctor Who we did something for BBC Children in Need, so it only feels right to be doing something this year. Children in Need is a national tradition, it’s certainly a BBC tradition and Doctor Who is part of that. I’m so glad we’re able to give Children in Need viewers this little extra treat.”

The Fourteenth Doctor lands on Skaro, homeworld of the Daleks. Linked to the classic Fourth Doctor story Genesis of the Daleks (available on iPlayer), the special scene, written by returning series showrunner Russell T Davies, will be followed by a behind-the-scenes look on Doctor Who: Unleashed on iPlayer.

Davies says: “Doctor Who has a fine tradition of supporting BBC Children in Need, and I hope that fans and new viewers alike will be able to watch, enjoy, and contribute to this wonderful cause.”

Davies responds to Davros' (Julian Bleach) cameo on Children in Need!

"We had long conversations about bringing Davros back because he's a fantastic character," Davies began, but added that "time, society, culture and taste has moved on, and there's a problem with Davros of old, in that he's a wheelchair user, who is evil."

Continuing, Davies said: "I had problems with that, and a lot of people on the production team had problems with that; associating disability with evil – and trust me, there's a very long tradition of this.

"The world changes, and when the world changes, Doctor Who has to change as well."

"I say: 'This is how we see Davros now'," he explained.

"Because it's Children In Need night... where issues of disability and otherness come right to the front of the conversation."

The Star Beast, the first of three 60th anniversary specials starring David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and Disney+ outside the UK and Ireland on 25th November.

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