Doctor Who’s relationship with Children in Need stretches back to 1983 and this year was no exception! During Friday night’s appeal show audiences were treated to a sneak peek at Episode 7 – Kerblam!
During the programme we also met Doctor Who fan Anna, a young girl with Cystic Fibrosis, who was invited to visit the TARDIS and meet the entire cast including the Doctor herself.
Anna and her family are supported by Sebastian's Action Trust, which is one of the many organisations which receive vital funding from BBC Children in Need.
If you would like to donate to Children in Need please click here and don’t forget ‘Kerblam!’ will be on @BBCOne this Sunday at 6.30pm!
With 2018 marking a brand new era for Doctor Who it is only right that 2019 kicks off in spectacular style. So to mark the occasion, in this year’s festive episode the TARDIS will travel through the time vortex from its traditional time slot on Christmas Day and will land in style on New Year’s Day.
Charlotte Moore, Director of Content said: “We’re delighted the Doctor and her companions will be welcoming BBC One audiences into 2019 with this exciting new episode. The Doctor's fans are in for a special treat on the first day of the new year.”
Showrunner Chris Chibnall said: “We’re thrilled to be starting the New Year with a bang on BBC One, as Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and friends face a terrifying alien threat in an action packed, hour long special adventure for all the family.”
As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring, from across the centuries of Earth’s history. As the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz return home, will they be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth?
Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Wayne Yip. The Doctor is played by Jodie Whittaker, Ryan by Tosin Cole, Graham by Bradley Walsh and Yaz by Mandip Gill.
Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker will be among the guests to switch on the largest Christmas light installation in London. The star-studded show will begin from 5.30pm on 15th November with ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ returning to one of the most iconic shopping streets with a magical celebration of the switch-on moment.
Jodie Whittaker said: “I can’t think of a better way to launch Christmas across London than switching on the iconic Regent Street Lights. I know there will be a phenomenal atmosphere as the countdown gets underway and I can’t wait to be there.”
The event will be hosted by Heart London Breakfast’s Jamie Theakston and Heart Evening’s Sian Welby. Other notable guests include British singer and songwriter Calum Scott and the cast of the multi-award-winning West-End musical Dreamgirls.
The whole of Regent Street will be traffic free from Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus, enabling visitors to the area to soak up the festive atmosphere.
We are just over halfway through this series. Here's what you can expect from episodes 9 and 10.
Episode Nine: It Takes You Away
On the edge of a Norwegian fjord, in the present day, The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz discover a boarded-up cottage and a girl named Hanne in need of their help. What has happened here? What monster lurks in the woods around the cottage – and beyond?
Guest starring Ellie Wallwork and Kevin Eldon. Written by Ed Hime. Directed by Jamie Childs.
Episode Ten: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, lies the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets. Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux?
The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.
Guest starring Phyllis Logan, Mark Addy and Percelle Ascott. Written by Chris Chibnall. Directed by Jamie Childs.
Action adventure for all the family, starring Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole.
Catch up on the series so far on BBC iPlayer.
Welcome to the Doctor Who weekly roundup. Where we show you a week in the world of Who. We started by finding out what’s in store for episode 7 and 8.
We took a closer look at what it’s like to have a baby from The Tsuranga Conundrum.
He may look cute, but don’t be fooled. The Pting was the subject of this weeks case files.
Lauren gave us an insight into the top terminology tips in: What you need to know...
Demons of the Punjab then hit our screens.
Followed by some fun behind the scenes photos of the cast on set.
After the episode, we got a glimpse of what’s to come in next weeks episode: Kerblam!
And finally, we got to know more about Mandip in quick-fire questions.
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