David Tennant and Catherine Tate are set to team up once more in aid of the BBC‘s The Big Night In fundraiser next Thursday night (23rd April)
Best known among Doctor Who fans as the Tenth Doctor and companion Donna Noble, Tennant and Tate have proven themselves to be a perfect double-act time and time again. Even before they regularly appeared alongside each other in Doctor Who‘s fourth series, they performed together in a now-iconic comedy sketch for the 2007 Comic Relief telethon. Catherine Tate appeared as of one of her best known characters, Lauren Cooper, with David Tennant featuring as her new English teacher.
Now, Tate and Tennant are set to reprise those roles in a brand-new sketch in aid of the BBC’s The Big Night In fundraiser. Two of the BBC’s biggest charitable partners, Comic Relief and BBC Children and Need, are coming together for the first time for a special night of television next Thursday evening (23rd April). The Big Night In will aim to offer some light relief and entertainment to viewers during these unprecedented times. The show will also look to celebrate and reward the people who are going the extra mile to support their communities. Viewers will have the opportunity to donate if they feel able to do so, with the funds raised on the night being split equally between BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief.
In this new sketch, updated for 2020, Lauren Cooper finds herself stuck in self-isolation, a situation she couldn’t be less bovvered about. Her long-suffering teacher (Tennant) is now faced with the impossible task of trying to teach the loud-mouthed teenager remotely.
As well as this appearance from Catherine Tate and David Tennant, viewers can also expect to see a whole host of famous faces, live music performances streamed from the artists’ home, plus a chance to win money-can’t-buy prizes! The Big Night In will be hosted live by Zoe Ball, Matt Baker, Lenny Henry, Davina McCall and Paddy McGuinness, and will also feature appearances from celebrities such as Peter Kay and Gary Barlow.