Get ready for a Doctor Who celebration!
Since last year’s extra Who footage caused a sensation on the Children In Need show, plenty of people have been wondering whether something similar would happen this year.
While it’s not yet known whether we’ll see a snippet between The Bride (Catherine Tate) and David Tenant’s Doctor, the Beeb are certainly planning a small Who-related event to benefit the appeal.
Oh, it’s not much – just a gigantic, star-laden concert that will feature the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performing chunks of Murray Gold’s themes set to a selection of visuals from the series at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre. You might recall that the Centre features in the likes of Dalek and Boom Town, and will be invaded for the night by Daleks, Cyberman and, er, Russell T Davies with a microphone. The show’s executive producer will be dragging current Who David Tenant and Murray Gold on stage with him for a Q&A session.
The concert will be recorded by BBC Radio Wales to be aired later and will also be filmed by the Doctor Who Confidential team for a special documentary likely to be timed with the arrival of the second Christmas special. “We are delighted to join forces with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in aid of BBC Children in Need,” Davies blabbed in a press release. “The evening promises to be an audio-visual spectacular. I can’t wait to hear Murray Gold’s extraordinary scores live on stage.” And he really talks like that all the time, you know. No, honestly. He genuinely says things like “The evening promises to be an audio-visual spectacular” out loud.
It all kicks off at 6:30pm on Sunday 19 November. Tickets will cost between £10 and £20, with half price deals for those under 16. Ticket prices will include a donation to BBC Children in Need and the official programme will also have proceeds going to the BBC Children in Need Appeal. Tickets can be bought and booked directly from the Wales Millennium Centre from 20 October 2006, via their website here or by phoning 08700 40 2000.
Source: Press release