DOCTOR WHO and CHILDREN IN NEED 2012

The Doctor and his frequent companion Pudsey

Something that sometimes helps when we’re going through a bad situation – such as the one we in the New York City region are enduring this week with Superstorm Sandy – is to remember that there is always someone worse off than yourself. I don’t mean that in a schadenfreude way; I mean it in a humanitarian way.

The BBC’s annual CHILDREN IN NEED telethon raises money for grants to finance projects that help disadvantaged youths throughout the U.K. DOCTOR WHO has long been a part of that effort by providing specially created features to lure people into the watching the telethon and making donations. In the past, DOCTOR WHO programming has ranged from the legendary Curse of the Fatal Death (written by our pal Steven Moffat) to Time Crash (Moffat again) to the… um, unusual piece, Dimensions in Time (not Moffat). At any rate, the show has always pitched in, and the 11th Doctor’s era carries on that tradition.
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