Doctor Who Peter Capaldi to Participate in This Years Red Nose Day
Doctor Who has always had a tradition when it comes to supporting Red Nose Day, having done sketches or made appearances on the show since 2009 including David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Matt Smith. Red Nose Day happens every two years and looks to raise money for those in need in the UK and in Africa. As part of Red Nose Day, Comic Relief begins its marathon broadcast on BB1 Friday 13th March at 7PM.
Current Doctor Peter Capaldi recently visited one of the locations in Africa that will be receiving funding, he was very moved by the experience. Former Doctor David Tennant has also made such trips to witness first-hand what needs are.
Upon visiting the rural village of Belesoni located in Malawi, Capaldi remarked, “Like everything I’d seen, this was a challenging and complex situation that Comic Relief had chosen to help tackle – no quick wins or fancy gimmicks here. But Richard Curtis (Comic Relief organizer) had been right. People’s generosity really does translate into truly extraordinary change – and I’m very glad indeed I was there to witness it.”
According to the Radio Times, Doctor Who will not be putting up a sketch in the upcoming 2015 broadcast. They state, “And focusing on the serious side of Comic Relief, Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi, Broadchurch’s Olivia Colman and Luther’s Idris Elba are among those presenting appeal films showing how donations can help to change lives in both the U.K. and Africa.”