See The Lost ‘Doctor Who’ Cold Open From ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson’
This was the planned opening of November 16’s episode of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson with special guest star Matt Smith that was killed about five minutes before airing because it turned out they didn’t have the rights to use the Doctor Who Theme on the air.
Craig was quite put out about it, as you can see from the cold open that actually aired:
And yet, somehow, thanks to the magic of the Internets and Wikileaks (hey, it could happen) the original rehearsal footage has gotten out. So take that, all of you <aycaramba!> at CBS and BBC!
Hat tip: Ross Vincent.