ponygallifreyin-deactivated2013 asked: What exactly is 'red nose day' ?
You know, this is a really good question (that we usually remember to answer in our first Red Nose Day post of the year) so thanks for asking it!
It’s a fundraiser and live telethon put on by Comic Relief. via the FAQ:
Red Nose Day is a UK-wide fundraising event organised by Comic Relief every two years. On Red Nose Day everyone, including celebrities, is encouraged to cast inhibitions aside, put on a Red Nose and do something funny for money.
It culminates in a night of cutting-edge comedy and moving documentary films on BBC One. Red Nose Day unites the entire nation in trying to make a difference to the lives of countless people across Africa and the UK who are facing terrible injustice or living in desperate poverty.
Sometimes The Doctor makes an appearance in a sketch. Two of our favorites from past years have been the Eleventh Doctor, Amy, and Rory in Time Part 1 & Part 2 (2011) and David Tennant and Catherine Tate’s turn in 2007.
We should have video of their 2013 appearances up soon.
David Tennant explains his involvement with Red Nose Day 2013.
A message from David Tennant, backstage at #RND
From Monday 11th, Miranda Hart had one week to complete five frantic challenges (in five UK cities) for Red Nose Day. Matt Smith showed up at BBC Radio 2 to give her her final challenge.
The Doctor will be making a brief appearance on BBC One during this year’s Red Nose Day on Friday, 15 March.
We’ve a whole host of stars joining us on BBC One on 15th March for Comic Relief: Red Nose Day. Stay tuned for all the latest news and information about the night itself in the coming days.
Also making separate appearances: Catherine Tate and David Tennant. More info here.
‘Doctor Who’ cast takes part in four-hour extravaganza ‘Sport Relief Goes Global’ on 1 April.
Day 22: What is your favorite Who-related video on YouTube?
This will probably remain my absolute favorite video. However, I wouldn’t “like” a Who-related video on YouTube if I didn’t love it. :)
The TARDIS inside of the TARDIS.
It’s just occurred to us (through comments in our ask, actually) that many of you haven’t seen the Red Nose Day special from this past Spring. So watch Part One above…
… and Part Two below: