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article imageDoctor Who for Children in Need 2014

By Mathew Wace Peck     Oct 28, 2013 in Entertainment
This year's BBC "Children in Need" telethon will once again include a specially recorded "Doctor Who" segment, it has been revealed.
The information was included in an official announcement from BBC earlier today. However, no firm details of Doctor Who content were given.
In previous years, Children in Need has included various Doctor Who material, including exclusive previews of upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Day films – as was done in 2010 for Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol – and specially filmed minisodes.
Other highlights over the years have included: the two-part multi-Doctor mini-story, Dimensions in Time, which, effectively, became the show's 30th-anniversary special in 1993. Written by John Nathan-Turner and David Roden, it featured the first six Doctors and a whole host of companions and adversaries.
In 2008, Time Crash, another multi-Doctor mini-story, saw David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor team up with one of the Doctor's previous incarnations, the Fifth Doctor, as played by his father-in-law-to-be, Peter Davison.
In 2011, Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor stripped off his costume, which was being auctioned to raise money for the charity in a minisode that marked the first time in 22 years that a Doctor Who episode had been filmed at London's BBC Television Centre.
Fans are waiting to find out whether this year's Children in Need–Doctor Who tie-up will include something from the upcoming 50th-anniversary special, which stars Smith, Tennant and John Hurt's incarnations of the Doctor, or whether there will be anything from the end-of-year Christmas special, which will introduce Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor.
This year's Children in Need will take place on Friday, 15 November – just eight days before the premiere of premiere of The Day of the Doctor on TV and in cinemas throughout the world to celebrate Doctor Who's 50th anniversary.
Having been set up in 1980, the BBC Children in Need charity is now in its thirty-third year. To date, in excess of £600 million has been raised for children's charities.
According to Radio Today, other highlights of Children in Need 2014 include appearances by the British boy band One Direction, comedian Harry Hill and members of the cast of Call The Midwife.
The whole evening of activities, which will be broadcast on BBC One will be presented by Sir Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Zoe Ball, Nick Grimshaw and Tess Daly.
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