The BBC Press Office announced the line up for the annual BBC Children in Need televised fundraiser which will return this year on the Friday, the 20th of November 2009 at 7pm on BBC One.
Among the highlights of the seven hour live show is similar last year, there will be a preview of this year's Doctor Who Christmas special. As you may recall last year, the Doctor Who Christmas special, The Next Doctor was previewed during the BBC Children in Need show by showing the first two minutes of the special.
The 2008 Christmas special, Doctor Who: The Next Doctor is scheduled to be released on DVD in North America on the 15th of September 2009. Oddly (but not Oodly), this comes approximately six weeks after the scheduled release of recent special Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead (available on the 28 July on DVD and Blu-ray).
The Next Doctor stars David Tennant as the 10th Doctor along with David Morrissey. The DVD has a suggested retail price of $14.98 in the US. This single-disc release will include a 60 minute bonus feature of Doctor Who at the Proms. The usual trailer, sub-titles, Dolby Digital 5.1 are included as well. No word about an audio commentary, but one is assumed to be included.