The Doctors Say Thank You was a segment recorded for The Big Night In.
The segment featured independently-recorded messages from almost every living Doctor actor, all whilst in self-isolation, thanking the NHS key workers putting their lives on the line to care for patients amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the Doctors... to all doctors. A thank you to the NHS and all frontline workers. Thank you 💙💙
- Jodie Whittaker (Thirteenth Doctor)
- Jo Martin (Fugitive Doctor)
- Peter Capaldi (Twelfth Doctor)
- Matt Smith (Eleventh Doctor)
- David Tennant (Tenth Doctor)
- Paul McGann (Eighth Doctor)
- Sylvester McCoy (Seventh Doctor)
- Colin Baker (Sixth Doctor)
- Peter Davison (Fifth Doctor)
- Tom Baker (Fourth Doctor)
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- Jo Martin and Peter Capaldi quote the Doctor's vow; "never be cruel, or cowardly, never give up, and never give in".
- All but two of the living actors to have played the Doctor for a significant amount of time on screen took part. Christopher Eccleston (Ninth Doctor) and David Bradley (First Doctor in Twice Upon a Time) are the only two who are absent.
- Eccleston previously recorded his own tribute to the NHS a week prior for BBC Radio 5. Eccleston later clarified his lack of participation on his official Instagram account, reiterating his belief that something as essential to human life and well-being as the NHS should never be in a position of requiring charity funding in the first place, and blaming the current Tory government for this outcome to austerity practices.