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Published on November 16th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

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Can’t Buy Me Who

Countdown to Time Crash! That’s right, it’s Children in Need day, and across the United Kingdom people of all races, ages and faiths and planets are pulling together to raise money for disadvantaged and disabled children. Enter two stars of Doctor Who past and present, Peter Davison and David Tennant!

Not only that but in addition to another Doctor Who charity cutaway, John Barrowman, star of Doctor Who, Torchwood, stage and screen will be appearing to perform musical interludes during the main Children in Need broadcast.

Naturally the BBC’s Official Doctor Who website has been following the Doctor Who related aspects of Children in Need, from running a mini episode guide, including galleries, a fact file and full credits. to coax us into donating to promoting the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show Wake up to Wogan‘s charity auction.

Children in Need‘s host over the past 25 years has been Terry Wogan, and his recent auction to meet the Doctor has raised a massive £37,000!

The winner of this amazing prize was Mark Shift of Clitheroe, highest-bidder for the auction prize in Sir Terry Wogan’s Auction of “Things Money Can’t Buy”

“Although I originally contemplated entering this auction for my five-year old Doctor Who fanatic son, Joshua, having seen the vast amount of money that has been collected over this week for Children In Need, I am so very, very proud to not only provide my son a day that he will remember for the rest of his life, but also be able to be a part of making an enormous difference to the lives of many other children,” said Mark.

“It’s only when the excitement of the auction has finished that you sit down and take stock of just what a contribution of close on a million pounds can make, and it’s just great to be a small part of that.

“I shall of course be taking my son Josh, also my wife Andrea and Josh’s best friend Jake, another five-year-old Doctor Who fanatic – although they will know nothing of this until they come home from school this evening – I expect that’ll be two young lads who won’t be able to sleep tonight!! ”

Time Crash is expected to air between 8pm and 9pm, with Voyage of the Damned co-star Kylie Minogue appearing for a musical number from 9pm.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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