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11/18/2005 09:30:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon

November 18, 2005 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
The BBC Children in Need mini-website has now posted the "Children in Need" special starring David Tennant and Billie Piper. It's available in both Windows Media Player and Real Player formats. Check it out!
Surprisingly, there was no on-screen title for this mini-episode. Also, it appears that, contrary to previously-published BBC reports, K9 wasn't part of the festivities after all!
Christopher Eccleston has done voice-overs for the Children In Need broadcast this evening, including "Craig's Story", about a 12 year-old disgnosed HIV positive at the age of six (host Terry Wogan name-checked him afterward) and later Eccleston's narration provided the viewers of the number to call. Incidentally, Wogan introduced tonight's event noting that Doctor Who would be the "highlight" of the evening.
David Tennant apparently filmed several inserts for regional BBC broadcasters; for example, Tennant appeared outside the TARDIS in a leather jacket for BBC Scotland saying, "Hello, my name's David Tennant, please call 08457 33 22 33 and help Children In Need make a difference in Scotland." In fact, there are several appeal messages from Tennant and Billie Piper after the online clip, including two for Scotland.
Below is a selection of screen grabs from the three-minute special (thanks to Matt Evenden).