The End of Time
The End of TimeStory Number: 202 (4.17/4.18)
No of Episodes: 2
Writer: Russell T Davies
Director: Euros Lyn
Executive Producer: Russell T Davies
Starring: David Tennant, John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Timothy Dalton, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Claire Bloom, John Barrowman, Freema Agyeman, Noel Clarke, Elisabeth Sladen, Alexandra Moen, Russell Tovey, Matt Smith
BBC One (United Kingdom):
First Broadcast: Friday 25th December 2009 - Friday 1st January 2010
Running Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
Average Audience: 12.15 Million Average AI: 88
This year's BBC Children in Need is to feature an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special.
The clip, from The End Of Time: Part One, is never-seen-before footage and will keep fans all over the globe wondering what's in store for the Doctor as David Tennant departs and Matt Smith becomes the 11th Doctor.
David Tennant said: "Doctor Who has always been a big supporter of Children in Need. We're really pleased that this year our very special Christmas story is being exclusively previewed on the show. Doctor Who fans are always very generous – I hope you will be too. Please give what you can."
The two-minute exclusive will be broadcast as part of the BBC Children in Need show tonight (Friday 20 November), BBC One at 7.00pm.
We've received complaints from viewers who believed a line in the second part of Doctor Who: The End of Time was insulting to people with ginger hair.
The BBC's response
We would like to reassure viewers that Doctor Who doesn't have an anti ginger agenda whatsoever. This was a reprise of the line in the Christmas Invasion episode in 2005, when David Tennant discovers that he's not ginger, and here he is, missing out again - disappointed he's still not ginger.
In addition, the Doctor's previous companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) and his new one Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) are both redheads.