As promised, during BBC’s Children in Need special we got our first real look at Doctor Who‘s Christmas Day episode. The episode we now know as “The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe,” has the Doctor evacuated to a house in Dorset away from war-torn London. There he meets Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril as they learn of the house’s strange caretaker and his magical wardrobe.
If you think this sounds familiar, and maybe a bit like a major C.S. Lewis ripoff, don’t be shocked, that’s the point. Check out the trailer below.
Matt Smith made another appearance during the Children in Need special, showing up to present some neat Doctor Who items for the charity auction. What’s available for bidding? The Doctor’s costume from Neil Gaiman‘s episode ”The Doctor’s Wife” (tweed jacket, shirt, black jeans, black boots, braces, bow tie and watch) and the winner will also receive a, “copy of the sketch script penned by Doctor Who showrunner and mastermind Steven Moffat and signed by Matt Smith.” I believe the sketch they’re referring to is the Children in Need minisode.
I hope people donate generously for BBC Children in Need because it’s a wonderful cause- and we’ve got to beat last year’s total. I saw Terry Wogan on TV the other night, and thought come on! Let’s make more money! So hopefully we can raise a good amount.
I’d say the tweed jacket or the bow-tie are the most iconic — although the boots are my personal favourite.
Bidding ends on November 21st, so get crackin’ and make an offer at www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey.
This auction of the Doctor’s clothes only means one thing. Naked Doctor!
Actually, this is a promo image from the Children in Need minisode. But whatever it fits.