Wrapping up a week that started with "The Witchfinders" writer Joy Wilkinson posting new, Graham-focused short story "The Simple Things" (more on that here) and then saw Doctors past and present join together to support our real-life heroes during BBC One's The Big Night In, now seems as good a time as any for a Doctor Who global rewatch and live-tweet. Orchestrated once again by Doctor Who Magazine writer and BBC Radio producer Emily Cook (who is way too humble and serves buckets of credit for this initiative), this round includes a rewatch of two-parter "Human Nature" and "Family of Blood". Writer Paul Cornell, director Charles Palmer, and actor Lucy Cartwright will be live-tweeting during the event; but with Cornell, the fun doesn't end there. Keeping his promise of some "extras" for fans to enjoy, Cornell penned a new introduction to the adventure, "Shadow of a Doubt," with Lisa Bowerman as Bernice Summerfield.
On Thursday night during The Big Night In, a special message recorded by Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker, and Jo Martin was aired to honor the health care workers on the frontlines as well as offer a message of hope in what is an unprecedented reunion for the long-running series. In honor of the event and for the first time, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief have teamed up through The Big Night In to celebrate kindness, humor, and spirit of hope and resilience that is keeping the nation going during the coronavirus pandemic and home lockdown. The goal of the event is to celebrate and reward those going the extra mile to support their communities in these troubling times and raise awareness (and funding) for causes that aid those in need during these very times.