Peter Capaldi, David Bradley and Pearl Mackie meet Pudsey bear on board the TARDIS for Children in Need ready for this year’s Christmas special!

The BBC has released some lovely pictures of The Doctors, Bill and their chum Pudsey ahead of the exclusive ‘sneak peek‘ of the Doctor Who Christmas special episode Twice Upon A Time.

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Twice Upon A Time will be a particularly special episode as it is Peter Capaldi’s final appearance as the Twelfth Doctor. The episode will also feature Jodie Whittaker’s introduction as the Thirteenth Doctor and an extra special turn from David Bradley as the First Doctor.  This follows his beautiful portrayal of William Hartnell, who played the first incarnation of everyone’s favourite Time Lord from Gallifrey, in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special An Adventure in Space and Time.

The episode will also see the last appearance of the wonderful Pearl Mackie as Bill, so it’s particularly lovely to see her with Pudsey in these new pictures.

Children in Need has a tradition dating back to 2005 of showing special Doctor Who clips. Who can forget our first sighting of the tenth Doctor? We know that this year’s Children in Need clip will be a scene from Twice Upon A Time and not a standalone scene, as has happened in the past.  We also know that the clip will air some time during the pre-news slot, which takes place from 7:30pm to 10:00pm.

Now, we’re off to write our list for Santa and top of it will be ‘Lots of hankies, please’. This is going to be emotional.

Children in Need will be on BBC One on Friday 17 November 2017 from 7:30pm.
Doctor Who will return to BBC One on Christmas day.


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