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Published on March 14th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

DT On Hand To Raise £57m

Let’s face it – David Tennant’s co-hosting slot with Davina McCall on the Comic Relief show on BBC One was far superior to the rest of the evening.

Some effortless magic between the two kicked the evening of comedy and small documentary films off in style, with all watching getting the best view of David Tennant as he won a game of Mastermind against McCall, flirted dangerously and even snogged the Big Brother presenter.

However in the middle of all of this came the biggest highlight of the evening – a special Comic Relief edition of the wonderful Outnumbered.

Oh and a special Sarah Jane Adventures of course starring Ronnie Corbett as a Slitheen!

(I’m still wondering how that important plot point was kept under wraps…)

To top it all off however, the real magic came from the hand of the Great British public. An apparently unassailable £57 million pounds has been raised, at a time when people are losing jobs and the economic outlook is more than bleak.

A key aspect of this year’s appeal was to kick start the eradication of Malaria from Africa – £5 buys a mosquito net – so let’s hope that the impressive funds raised are put to immediate and effective use to this end at least.

A massive congratulations to you if you too were involved in fundraising!

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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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