I think we were all a bit keyed up about how Christopher Eccleston would be. We heard he was a serious, quite shy, quite intense actor and man, and so we thought how is that going to translate into a show where, I mean one of the things we wanted him to do and we dropped it because it was a rubbish item, we wanted him to I think sit on the largest whoopee cushion in the world or something. Don’t ask me why but I thought you know that’s maybe dicing with danger there because it’s not very respectful. But he was fine, he came in and I think he had decided this is Blue Peter, I know who this audience is for, I’m going to go for it. And he was courteous and charming and I mean we were really knocked out by how fantastic he was. A lot of guests are not like that.
Richard Marson- Blue Peter Producer & Editor (1998-2007)
From Doctor Who The Movie extra