Children in Need 2011 Pics

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The BBC have released some behind the scenes Doctor Who pics for this year’s Children in Need mini-episode. They feature Matt Smith as the Doctor and his new friend… Pudsey Bear.


Fans of Doctor Who will get the chance to own a little piece of the Eleventh Doctor today, as BBC Children in Need auctions off an entire costume from the hit BBC One show – from bow tie and braces to the infamous tweed jacket.

Matt Smith was at BBC Television Centre today filming a special sketch for BBC Children in Need written by Steven Moffat, to be shown during the appeal show on Friday evening. Viewers will get to see just what happens when the Doctor gives bidders the chance to take the clothes off his back…

Matt Smith said: “I hope people donate generously for BBC Children in Need because it’s a wonderful cause- and we’ve got to beat last year’s total. I saw Terry Wogan on TV the other night, and thought come on! Let’s make more money! So hopefully we can raise a good amount.

“I’d say the tweed jacket or the bow-tie are the most iconic – although the boots are my personal favourite.”

Throughout the years, the costumes worn by the many incarnations of the Doctor have been as distinctive as the characters themselves. The highest bidder will be the proud owner of the distinguished time traveller’s outfit from the episode ‘The Doctor’s Wife’, including:

  • Tweed jacket
  • Shirt
  • Black jeans
  • Black boots
  • Braces
  • Bow-tie
  • Watch

The auction for the Doctor’s clothes, and a copy of the script written by Steven Moffat and signed by Matt Smith from the specially filmed sketch, are part of BBC Children in Need’s Once in a Lifetime online auction being held at The auction closes on Monday 21st November.

On the Appeal Night, the title of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special will be revealed and viewers will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of the festive adventures in store for The Doctor.

Children in Need 2011 begins Friday 18th November at 7.30pm on BBC One. The Doctor Who segment is expected to be shown sometime between 8pm-8.30pm.