Red Nose Day is back this month and so is their auction, which is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for Doctor Who fans.
Seriously, it’s the stuff that Whovian dreams are made of.
In the not too distant future, seven Doctors – Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi – will be sitting down for a full English breakfast at The Wolseley in London, and there are four unreserved seats up for grabs…
Two of them will be claimed by the highest bidders, while the other two will be picked at random from a prize draw of ticket holders, for those of us who don’t have a spare £10,000 (and then some!) lying around. A single ticket can be purchased now for £5, with multiple packages on offer to increase your odds. All of the money will go towards Comic Relief and its associated charities to help people who are living difficult lives across the UK and Africa.
Good luck to those who will be bidding, and may the odds be forever in your favour if you’ll be entering the raffle. Red Nose Day is on Friday 24th March. Find out more about it, here.
Various faces who have worked both in front and behind the cameras on Doctor Who are part of this year’s Twit Relief!
To raise money for Comic Relief, a host of celebrities are selling their support through eBay by offering special prizes for the winner of their individual auctions. Richard Curtis, the writer of the acclaimed Vincent and the Doctor, will join Twitter just to follow his highest bidder, while the voice of Mr Smith, Alexander Armstrong, is also offering a ’superfollow’ in exchange for the highest donation.
As part of this year’s Comic Relief campaign, a host of celebrities who use Twitter are selling their support through eBay - and Twit Relief have added to the auction a once in a lifetime opportunity for Doctor Who fans!
The eventual highest bidder of THIS auction will be followed by Steven Moffat (on Twitter of course!) for 90 days, and the showrunner will additionally retweet one of their tweets and mention them (e.g. @username) in one of his own. But there’s even more!
Two Doctor Who scripts – one from the Tenth Doctor era (signed by David Tennant, Russell T Davies and Dan Ryan) and one from Series 5 (signed by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan) – are also included in the prize, and the highest bidder will also be treated to a 5 minute phone call with Steven Moffat and the Eleventh Doctor himself, Matt Smith! Plus, two tickets to the acclaimed Doctor Who Experience in London are included, as are two tickets to the press sceening of the opening Series 6 two-parter and cast Q&A!
At the time of writing, the auction is at just over £600, and with 2 days left, it looks like it’s going to extend well into the realms of serious money – great news for Comic Relief!
Do Something Funny for Money - tune in for BBC1’s telethon from 7pm tomorrow!
As you’ll all know, tomorrow is Red Nose Day, which means that millions of people up and down the country will be working together to Do Something Funny for Money!
With our help, the charity aims to change the lives of poor and disadvantaged people living across Africa and the UK, and the Doctor Who team will also be doing their bit to help raise funds. During tomorrow night’s telethon on BBC One, kicking off at 7pm, two special mini-eps - ’Space’ and ‘Time’ - will be airing!
To get in the mood, below you can watch The Curse of Fatal Death, a classic adventure written by current showrunner Steven Moffat which aired as part of Red Nose Day in 1999! It stars Rowan Atkinson, Richard E Grant, Hugh Grant and Joanna Lumley.
So, red noses at the ready (which one have you got?), and enjoy whatever it is you’ll be doing to raise lots of money! Let us know what you’ll be getting up to in the comments!
We’re now less than a week away from Red Nose Day and the two accompanying Doctor Who mini-adventures!
To get us even more excited, we were treated to a preview of the mini-eps, which are called ‘Space’ and ‘Time’, during the finale of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief last night. You can see the teaser - and check out the other Red Nose Day highlights - on the BBC iPlayer. The Doctor Who clips appear at approximately 48 minutes into the programme. We’ve also put together some screencaps below!
The episodes will air on Friday 18th March during BBC1’s telethon, kicking off at 7pm.
Two mini episodes, ‘Space’ and ‘Time’, will be aired during BBC One’s Red Nose Day telethon next Friday, 18th March, and, as Unreality TV reports, the actor has told the magazine: “It’s great. Sometimes it is good to do something out of context and stand-alone and not have a full story narrative to follow.”
Not much is known about the plot of the mini-eps, however we’ve seen from preview pictures that Amy will be coming face to face with herself! “The set-up is that the three of us are all in the TARDIS, and the TARDIS materialises within itself and there are two Amy Ponds,” Matt explained. “She’s quite pleased to meet herself, put it that way. Rory’s bemused by the whole affair but, needless to say, two Amys in his life is no bad thing. Karen enjoyed playing two versions of herself and it’s a funny performance from her.”
Head over to the official Red Nose Day site for the latest news and fundraising tips!
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The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine is published tomorrow, and inside it’s all about Comic Relief as we look ahead to next week’s Red Nose Day mini-eps!
Meanwhile, all of the latest official news and previews are presented in the Gallifrey Guardian before Toby Whithouse discusses his forthcoming Series 6 episode, named inside as ‘The God Complex’, and Steven Moffat reveals what Russell T Davies has been emailing him about in his latest instalment of Production Notes.
The Watcher presents his definitive guide to every sinister incarnation of the Master, and the Fact of Fiction study the Third Doctor’s classic 1971 serial, The Claws of Axos.
Elsewhere, the Doctor and Amy investigate a series of mysterious disappearances at an old folks’ home (and Amy dons a nurse’s outfit!) in a new comic strip adventure called Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Jonathan Morris, with art by David A Roach…
In an exclusive interview, writer Andrew Smith discusses his latest Doctor Who scripts, and The Time Team unearth the Ninth Doctor’s encounter with The Unquiet Dead.
Plus, DWM’s countdown to the 50th anniversary in 2013 continues as they take a fond look back at William Hartnell’s tenure as the First Doctor, and Louise Jameson, Gary Russell and Scott Handcock spill the beans on the new audio series, Gallifrey. All of that plus the latest reviews and competitions – and another prize-winning crossword!
Doctor Who Magazine Issue #432 is on sale from tomorrow, priced £4.50.
Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill are seen sporting their red noses on the cover of the new issue of TV & Satellite Week – on sale now!
Two brand new mini-adventures featuring the TARDIS team will be broadcast during BBC One’s Red Nose Day telethon on Friday 18th March, and Steven Moffat recently revealed that the 4-minute episodes – entitled ‘Space’ and ‘Time’ – are “taken seriously as a proper bit of Doctor Who”. You can see two screenshots from the episodes here.
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