The Curse Of Fatal Death At 20: Revisiting a Comic Relief Doctor Who Special

Mark Harrison Mar 15, 2019

How did The Curse Of Fatal Death, a Red Nose Day sketch, foreshadow Steven Moffat’s vision of Doctor Who?

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Remember that one Red Nose Day when Rowan Atkinson, Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, and Joanna Lumley all played the Doctor in the same story? While Steven Moffat went on to write great Doctor Who episodes under Russell T. Davies and during his own era as showrunner, his first BBC-produced Who script was the extended Comic Relief sketch "The Curse Of Fatal Death."

The Red Nose Day telecast always brings the odd pop culture sketch, with tonight’s offerings including a 25th anniversary sequel to Richard CurtisFour Weddings And A Funeral and French and Saunders parodying Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again after their popular parody of the first film aired 10 years ago.

When "The
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