This year’s Doctor Who Children in Need fun

Every year more or less since it came back, there’s been a tradition of having a little bit of extra Doctor Who broadcast as part of Children of Need. Sometimes it’s been a whole mini-episode or ‘mini-sode’; sometimes it’s been a trailer for the Christmas special. This year, it’s both and you can watch them below. Enjoy!


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.