We’ve had The Five Doctors, Dimensions in Time, Dead Ringers Meets Doctor Who, the Pudsey Cutaway, Time Crash, and The Great Detective. Now, the Doctor has lent her vocal talents to Children in Need, singing the Coldplay standard, Yellow.
Jodie Whittaker’s contribution to Got It Covered is not the only link the album has to Doctor Who. Tenth Doctor, David Tennant has delivered a version of the Proclaimers’ Sunshine on Leith, while The Doctor’s Wife herself – Suranne Jones – sings Symphony by Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson. Naturally, Olivia Colman also appears (it’s the law), with her interpretation of Glory Box by Portishead. Phoebe Waller-Bridge doesn’t appear but will win ‘Best Charity Album of the Decade’ for it, anyway.
The full album is released on the 1st November 2019, but Jodie’s contribution is already available, debuting at number 33 in the Hit Parade. To tie in with the album, the BBC will also be screening a 90-minute programme documenting the production, including how each singer was helped to lay down their phat beats by producers and songwriters, Guy Chambers and Jonathan Quarmby and vocal coach, Mark De-Lisser.
The album will be released by a label well known to Doctor Who fans — Silva Screen Records. Naturally, all profits go to Children in Need. The album will be available from all the usual places, plus the BBC’s Children in Need website.
But you can buy Jodie’s song right now and decide if this star shines for you.