"Doctor Who: Children in Need
", also known as "Born Again
", is a 7-minute mini-episode
of the British science fiction television
series Doctor Who
. It was broadcast on BBC One
as part of the 2005 appeal for the children's charity Children in Need
on 18 November 2005.
has just regenerated
; but will Rose be able to trust this strange new Doctor
Following on directly from the end of "The Parting of the Ways
", the newly-regenerated Tenth Doctor
sets the TARDIS
coordinates for the planet Barcelona
(Tuesday, 6 p.m., October 5006) while Rose watches him suspiciously. He delightedly examines his new appearance (noting he has a slight weakness in the dorsal tubercle
, a full head of hair, sideburns, is slimmer, and has a mole
between his shoulder blades
), while asking her what she thinks of the way he looks.
Rose, confused and frightened, asks him who he is, and when he tells her he is the Doctor, she does not believe him. Confused as to what she has just seen, she theorises that this stranger has replaced the Doctor by means of teleportation
, or perhaps he is a Slitheen
. She demands that he bring the Doctor back, and the Doctor tries to reassure her that it is
him, telling her how they first met in the cellar at Henrik's
, and the first word he ever said to her — "Run!"
Rose starts to believe him, and the Doctor leaps around the console happily.... Read More