BBC releases 'Curse of the Fatal Death,' Steven Moffat's first Doctor Who episode from 1999

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Mar 24, 2017

Red Nose Day is a UK charity spearheaded by comedians and has raised over £1 billion to fight poverty and injustice. To give back to its funders, Red Nose Day has released a special Doctor Who episode made for the event back in March 1999. We have the video for you, below.

With lines like “Prepare for 500 miles of fear and feces,” this 23-minute romp isn’t a typical Doctor Who episode. Here, the Doctor (Rowan Atkinson) and his companion and fiance Emma (Julia Sawalha) are held captive by the Master (Jonathan Price), who is quickly outsmarted. But then the Master unleashes the Daleks.

Here, we get nods to the classic Doctor Who, specifically the scene where Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor regenerates. We also get a look a glimpse of current Who, as the episode was written by Steven Moffat, the show's writer and current showrunner.

It may even give us a look at Who to come: The Doctor ultimately regenerates into a woman (Joanna Lumley).

(Via RadioTimes)