It’s Red Nose Day, March 18th 2001 and the Comic Relief telethon is on BBC1. You’re waiting for the Doctor Who minisode to play, and then suddenly it’s on. Then… four short minutes later… it’s over.
Tears. If only you had a TARDIS, eh?*
Well, cry not, because you’ve still got something to look forward to. Steven Moffat has revealed that this year’s Red Nose Day will be blessed with not one, but two little parcels of Gallifreyan goodness. Here’s the quote from SFX:
Very, very small episodes – maybe eight minutes in total, so that’s around four minutes each. It’s not a spoof. It’s in the style of the ones that we’ve done for Children In Need, so it’s taken seriously as a proper bit of Doctor Who – funny, but not a sketch. A little miniature story. One’s called Space and one’s called Time, so they’re Space & Time.
Neat-o. He did also drop a little bit of a HAZARDOUS SPOILER MATERIAL:
And there’s a moment with two Amy Ponds in it. If you’re a red-blooded male surely that’s enough! You’ve got Amy Pond flirting with herself… It’s Matt, Karen and Arthur, and there isn’t a guest character. It’s just the three of them. A moment of life aboard the TARDIS. But obviously life about the TARDIS instantly gets you into terrible jeopardy, and all of causality is threatened.
Sounds great. Ath Eckthpected.
For more on Comic Relief, check their official site.
*Or, you know, a PVR or VCR or some other kind of recording device.