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Published on November 19th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

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Time Crash Kicks It!

It might have been a Friday night, but it seems that there were plenty tuned in for just 7 charity-fuelled minutes of Doctor Who during Children in Need…

Figures indicate that 10.9 million viewers tuned in for Time Crash, that’s one and a half extra viewers for Doctor Who alone, with 9.4 million the average audience for the evening.

And with £19 million raised so far, it looks as though we donated an average of around £1.90 per person – quite a figure.

So what does this mean, in real, Doctor Who terms?

Probably not much – not for a few years anyway. Steven Moffat’s script has shown that multi-Doctor tales and situations can work regardless of what showrunner Russell T Davies might or might not have previously declared, and there’s no reason really to dismiss any further meetings with the 5th, 7th or 8th Doctors in future.

In fact there’s no reason to dismiss a meeting with the 6th Doctor, although Colin Baker’s appearance has altered considerably over the last 12 years.

So if The Grand Moff does take over running Doctor Who in a post-RTD production team, don’t rule out the possibility of us seeing more than one Doctor in a full 45 or 90 minute adventure, if the story demands it and it can be done well…

Incidentally praise for Time Crash isn’t reserved for the news page to lavish on The Grand Moff – the Kasterborous Forum have been discussing the episode as well as Russell T Davies’ earlier statements regarding multi-Doctor stories in-depth. Feel free to pop in and add your own thoughts – registration is free, quick and easy in the most welcoming Doctor Who Forum on the web.

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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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