With the premiere of the new Doctor Who Christmas special only hours away (for those of us on the U.S., anyway), it seems only fitting that we take a look at something that most people in the U.S. don’t see… unless we’re total Doctor Who geeks and sought this out on Youtube.
Often, as part of the BBC’s Children in Need telethon, Doctor Who has presented a mini-segment. One year, it was a bridge between the first series and the second, where the Doctor explains regeneration to Rose. Another year, we actually get to see the Doctor meet himself, at least one of his past selves, as Peter Davison makes an appearance.
This year, the minisode (as they called it) acts as a set up for the Christmas special, laying the groundwork for that is to come. The clip presented is also introduced by Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman.