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Published on November 19th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

Children in Need Success

Congratulations to all involved with Children in Need 2007 which – with help from two incarnations of our favourite Time Lord – raised over £19 million in one day of fundraising.

The final total is yet to be announced, but will probably be just short of £40 million when fundraising efforts across the UK and single sales from the Spice Girls are taken into account.

Time Crash in particular was worth tuning in for, just to see the return of the Fifth Doctor in bizarre timey-wimey circumstances, and to see just how people will work for Children in Need – nice special effects in the TARDIS-only scene from people doing it for free.

The seven minute Doctor Who special Time Crash was just a small portion of the Doctor Who related fun, as Children in Need also brought to our screens John Barrowman singing Elton John’s “Your Song” with piano accompaniment from Mylene Klass (a rendition apparently available on his new album) as well as the eternally beautiful Kylie performing her recent hit “Two Hearts”.

The BBC Radio 2 Music Marathon and Auction of Things That Money Can’t Buy contributed an amazing £2,514,579 with one listener bidding £250,000 to have Aled Jones and Katie Melua perform at an event of their choosing, while more relevant to us one man paid £37,000 to visit the Doctor Who set with his wife and kids, and another paid almost £90,000 to see Led Zeppelin.

I didn’t even know they were touring…. ;)

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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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