The Eighth actor to play the Doctor in the iconic British television programme Doctor Who, Paul McGann, has tweeted a photograph of the Eighth Doctor in an unexpected location. Presumably taken during the filming of the minisode The Night of the Doctor in April 2013, the shot shows the Time Lord in what appears to be the Eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS console. McGann captioned the photo with “This is my moment …!” Could this hint to more Eighth Doctor minisodes? Only time will tell.
©Vivien Fleming, 2014.
In an EXCLUSIVE video we capture the moment when a select group of Time Lords come together to mark 50 years of Doctor Who. Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Matt Smith, all in the same space and time.
On 20 November the Doctor Who Mind Robber reported on a claim by the Huffington Post that Tom Baker would appear in the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor. Baker was indeed telling the truth when he stated, ”I am in the special, I’m not supposed to tell you that, but I tell you that very willingly and specifically; the BBC told me not to tell anybody but I’m telling you straightaway.”
Relive Tom Baker’s appearance with the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, at the BBC’s Doctor Who website here.
Filming has commenced for the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas Special and on 10 September the crew was spotted in Cardiff. Matt Smith, who is currently bearing a skin-head type hairdo following his filming of How to Catch a Monster in Detroit earlier this year, donned a floppy hair wig for the occasion. The Christmas Special will be Smith’s last appearance in Doctor Who and will see him regenerate into the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi.
Matt Smith in How to Catch a Monster
You can find two pages of photographs on flickr here. No copyright breach is intended.
Since the news was released on 1st June that Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who all number of names have been suggested for the Twelfth Doctor. According to an article in yesterday’s Radio Times the bookmakers’ current favourite, at odds of 2-1, is Peter Capaldi. The 55 year old Scot is most well known for his role of Malcolm Tucker in the BBC sitcom The Thick of It. Like the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, Capaldi is a genuine fan of Who and even had a letter published in the Radio Times when aged 15. The thought of an older Doctor is extremely enticing, although I wonder how an actor who’s the same age as William Hartnell was when he first played the Doctor would fare with the fan girls? Perhaps a young male companion, preferably in a skirt like Jamie McCrimmon, would satisfy the younger female viewers?
Peter Capaldi is the current bookies’ favourite to play the Twelfth Doctor
A rumour is currently flying around Twitter that an announcement will be made by the BBC about Doctor Who at midnight tonight (Thursday) UK Time. That’s 9.00 a.m. today Eastern Australian time. Whether the announcement will be the name of the new Doctor, or an announcement of a forthcoming announcement, remains to be seen. The Radio Times had previously said that the new Doctor would be announced on a special edition of Doctor Who Confidential. A special edition it would certainly need to be given that DWC ceased production at the end of 2011. Further rumours have suggested that this special edition will be aired in the UK this coming Sunday.
Bleeding Cool and Metro are now reporting that a one-off Doctor Who Live will be screened on the BBC this Sunday at 7.00 p.m. The Twelfth Doctor will be unveiled and interviewed on the show, it has been stated. More information on this latest rumour can be found at http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/01/new-doctor-the-next-doctor-who-lead-actor-to-be-unveiled-this-sunday-on-bbc-one-3908220/
You can read the latest Radio Times article at http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-07-31/doctor-who-read-the-fan-letter-bookies-favourite-peter-capaldi-wrote-to-radio-times-aged-15 and check out the Doctor Who Tweets on Twitter at #DoctorWho
©Vivien Fleming, 2013.