Doctor Who Logo 'Children in Need'

by Steven Moffat
The Doctor and Pudsey Bear

“Today, for 'Children in Need', I’m giving the clothes off my back!” – The Doctor

When the TARDIS arrives in a production storeroom in the depths of the BBC’s Television Centre, the Doctor becomes excited at the prospect of helping ‘Children in Need’ by donating all his clothes to a charity auction. Having removed his tweed jacket, shirt, bow-tie, trousers and boots (all three of them!), the Doctor is spared any embarrassment by activating a set of holographic clothes – until the viewers at home begin pressing the Red Buttons on their remote controls, which immediately cause the Time Lord’s replica outfit to disappear item by item. In desperate need of a distraction so that he can escape in the TARDIS, the Doctor runs the trailer to the transmission of his latest adventure, the Christmas special entitled ‘The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe’

Matt Smith (The Doctor)

Directed by Richard Senior
Produced by Marcus Wilson
Executive Producers Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger and Caroline Skinner
A BBC Wales production

TX (BBC 1 & BBC 1 HD):
18th November 2011 @ 8.23 pm (within 'Children in Need')

*Featuring the Eleventh Doctor

*This special three-minute mini-episode was shown during the transmission of the BBC's 'Children in Need' appeal; the evening's event also included a sneak peak of the 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special

*The mini-episode was recorded on 16th November 2011 at BBC Television Centre in London, the first time that the Doctor has been filmed there for an episode of 'Doctor Who' since 'Ghost Light' wrapped in 1989 - apart from my BBC VT Tape spoof 'Doctor Who - Edits of Evil' that is!

*The Doctor's tweed jacket up for auction was the version seen in 'The Doctor's Wife', and sold for £50,000!

*After this mini-episode was shown, Sir Terry Wogan revealed that 18th November 2011 marked writer Steven Moffat's fiftieth birthday!