It sounds like the Doctor Who series 11 crew have got back together to film a sketch for Children In Need. The news comes from Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff, where fans taking a tour noticed some intriguing signage.
The Tardis Tales fan account on Twitter is reporting that visitors to Roath Lock have recently spotted a sign on the door to the Doctor Who stage, which stated that filming was underway for a Children In Need sketch:
Recently discovered by visitors to Roath Lock, the doors to the Doctor Who studio state that filming for a children in need sketch was taking place! Which includes “water, slips, trips and falls”
Who’s excited?? pic.twitter.com/ue7Jw5CQNt
— Tardis Tales💥🌎 (@TardisNew) August 7, 2018
The Doctor Who Production News fan blog then went a step further, stating that filming for the sketch took place on August 7th, and that the safety sign mentioned “overhead washing” alongside the aforementioned, water, slips, trips and falls.
By all accounts, it sounds like a sketch has been shot that features some water-based fun for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor. We’ll just have to wait and watch to find out what the sketch is about, and how it ranks against our all-time favourite Doctor Who skits.
In 2016, Peter Capaldi’s Doctor shared a phone call with Eddie Redmayne’s Fantastic Beasts protagonist in a memorable Children In Need sketch. Way back in 2007, David Tennant’s Doctor crossed paths with Peter Davison’s incarnation for Time Crash, one of the greatest ever Doctor Who/Children In Need sketches. And who could forget, all the way back in 1999, when Steven Moffat served up a slew of comedy Doctors in the Comic Relief sketch The Curse Of Fatal Death?
It won’t be easy for Whittaker’s first Who sketch, which we assume was written by the incumbent showrunner Chris Chibnall, to live up to the brilliance that’s come before. We’re confident that this will be an enjoyable slice of good-natured fun, though, that will help drive donations for Children In Need.
We don’t know the exact date yet for Children In Need 2018, but the annual charity telethon usually takes place around about November. Doctor Who series 11, meanwhile, is expected to premiere around about October time.
We’ll keep you posted as more Who news comes to light.