Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Time Crash

If you are a Doctor Who fan and are in next Friday evening, you might want to watch Children in Need, as a familiar face makes a brief return alongside the present Doctor.


rupahuq said...

Peter D was always my favourite. I hazily remember Tom Baker and long stripey scarves bore comparisons with him for many years. The shocking thing about Children in Need is that Terry Wogan was paid for years to present it.

Paul Burgin said...

Well Peter D is also my favourite with Tom Baker a close second as those are the first two I remember. In fact it was the regeneration scene between them that got me hooked on the series. How one person can change their appearance and parts of their character like that. As for scarves you should see one of the ones I have, it's stripey and goes down to my kneecaps and I get comments from my brother like 'So where's the TARDIS?' or 'Where's K9?'
And yes, I was shocked myself about Terry Wogan being paid to present Children in Need

Anonymous said...

I won't get into arguments about the best Doctor (I go back to Jon Pertwee!).

However, you miss the point about Terry Wogan. I understand that anyone above a certain age (65, I think, but I'm not sure) is not employed on a full-time contract by the BBC. They are freelance, and therefore contracted for specific programmes/events. When Terry was under contract as an employee of the BBC, he would have been paid for his CIN work out of his normal contracted salary. Now he is freelance, CIN is one of the events for which he is separately paid.

This is more an issue about how the BBC deals with staff (and its ageism therein) than about Terry Wogan being paid for appearing on CIN.