Discussion: What IS the Doctor’s greatest secret?

January 30th, 2013
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

Brand new episodes of Doctor Who are slowly but surely on the way and Steven Moffat has given fans more to speculate over in a recent interview.

The showrunner told Radio Times that the Doctor’s “greatest secret” will be in jeopardy when he returns to BBC One for eight more adventures from Saturday 30th March. This of course poses the question – what is his greatest secret!?

Well, let’s start by taking a look at what we know…

The Doctor’s been warned by Dorium that “the first question” is out there waiting for him, and we have been told it is the oldest question in the universe: Doctor who? Hidden in plain sight, the Doctor’s been running from it all his life – does he know something we don’t know? And will all this tie in with the Silence, the Fields of Trenzalore and the Fall of the Eleventh? Your guess is as good as ours, but it’s always fun to speculate, so drop your ideas in the comments section below. Have fun and remember – spoilers, sweetie!

26 comments on this article
  1. joshrr
    February 24th, 2013 at 10.17am | #1

    To be honest I would be upset if the final question was The Doctors real name, as I beleve the reason Doctor Who is so popular is because he has so many secrets, If SM reveals his real name a bit of Doctor Who will die.
    However, knowing Steven Moffat, He’s going to do something clever, something no on will be expecting.

  2. Lex365
    February 25th, 2013 at 1.59am | #2

    His greatest fear is himself how could that be his biggest secret

  3. Grace
    February 25th, 2013 at 5.29am | #3

    I say the greatest fear is that even though he calls himself “The Doctor” as in the fixer of things he’s really the destroyer of worlds.

  4. knitMuse
    May 10th, 2013 at 5.49am | #4

    Maybe the secret is not who he IS, but who he ISN’T…

  5. Bailey
    May 19th, 2013 at 2.35am | #5


    You watch too much Star Wars. That would be kinda funny, though!

  6. Mallory
    May 21st, 2013 at 2.30am | #6

    I am saying it so it can be out there. So when River Song saved the Doctor…she gave her twelve-ish lives correct? (She had died twice by that point so ten lives?) Is the Doctor going to live more than twelve lives?
    So what is up with John Hurt’s version of the Doctor doing things in the name of well his name and not in the name of The Doctor? Mmmm

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