Watch Doctor Who cast members read adorable bedtime stories

There are plenty of reasons to love the various Doctor Who casts, so the fact that people like David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston and Alex Kingston took time out to read to kids for the BBC's version of Nickelodeon is just icing on the cake.

Cbeebies is one of the few free BBC channels, and every night before it signs off at 7 p.m., assorted celebrities come round and read a bedtime story to its young viewers. Below are some of the various Whovians who've taken part. My favorite is Tennant going on about his absent wellies, with John Simms—so familiarly vile as the Master—doing a host of perfect voices for his story.

There are more on YouTube, but here's a sampling.

David Tennant

Christopher Eccleston

Alex Kingston

John Barrowman

Freema Agyeman

John Simms

(via Geek Mom and The Mary Sue)

Related Stories

Alex Kingston returns as River Song for Doctor Who's 2015 Christmas special Nathalie Caron

Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor is about to come face to face with his wife: Alex Kingston's Professor River Song, archaeologist.

Doctor Who looks at Missy and Osgood in new clip leading up to Season 9 Carol Pinchefsky

Doctor Who’s Missy is a force to be reckoned with ... and hey, didn't Osgood die in S8?

Zygons inverted and sonic sunglasses: Don't trust the Doctor in latest Who round-up Dany Roth

Doctor Who's ninth new season is less than a month away. If you just can't wait, here's some hints to tide you over.