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March 1st, 2017
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David Harewood has contributed to the ongoing Thirteenth Doctor discussions by suggesting that the next incarnation of the Time Lord should be “black or female”.

‘It needs to do something different this time, just to bring a new flavour to it,” he told BBC News. “Someone like Tilda Swinton would be a good choice. She’s extraordinary, so she’d be great. Maybe it’s what the show needs.”

The actor is no stranger to the world of Doctor Who, having guest starred in The End of Time back in 2009.

He also found himself in the running to be Matt Smith’s successor in 2013, which he said at the time was an “amazing” compliment. He added: “Who knows what’s going to happen?”

Should the next Doctor be a female? Join the debate in our dedicated discussion…

October 20th, 2016
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Catherine Tate reflected on her tenure in Doctor Who during an interview on ITV’s morning chatshow Lorraine today.

The actress was first introduced as Donna Noble in the 2006 Christmas Special, The Runaway Bride, before returning as the Doctor’s full time companion in Series 4. She made her last appearance in David Tennant’s final story, The End of Time, which she credits for tying up all the loose ends. “I don’t know if I ever could come back now though, with the way Donna’s story ended,” she admitted. “But anything can happen. They could go back in time to before I was in it.”

Despite leaving the show over half a decade ago, Catherine – who is about to embark on a nationwide tour featuring her popular comedy creations – added that the TARDIS remains a very big part of her life. She said: “I will hopefully keep going to all the conventions until I’m in dire straits. You don’t realise how far reaching it is until you’re in West Virginia, in a Walmart, and then somebody says, ‘Are you Donna Noble?’. The fans are lovely and loyal.”

Earlier this year Catherine reprised the role for a series of original Big Finish adventures.

December 29th, 2013
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Please join us as we raise our glasses in order to wish actor Bernard Cribbins a very happy birthday!

Best known for his portrayal of Donna’s grandfather Wilfred Mott in Doctor Who, Bernard turns 85 today and we hope he enjoys his celebrations.

Bernard has enjoyed an extensive acting career. In 2011 he was honoured with an OBE for his drama services. He was recently seen in Old Jack’s Boat on CBeebies.

Post your own messages for Bernard below – what are your favourite Wilfred moments?

September 6th, 2013
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Catherine Tate has revealed she would love the opportunity to return to Doctor Who.

The actress became an instant hit with fans for her portrayal of companion Donna Noble. First seen in The Runaway Bride she joined the Doctor full time in Series 4 and was last seen in David Tennant’s final story, The End of Time.

The star has told TV Times mag that she wouldn’t turn down an offer to reprise her popular role again.

“Yes, I would be more than happy,” she confirmed. In 2011 she starred opposite David Tennant in a West End production of Much Ado About Nothing. She said: “Benedick and Beatrice are similar to the Doctor and Donna in some ways – there is sparring between them but it’s a romantic relationship which was obviously never the case in Doctor Who.”

So we know Catherine’s interested – would you like to see more of Donna? Let us know.

June 26th, 2013
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David Harewood has revealed he’s extremely flattered to be on the (ever growing) list of potential Twelfth Doctors.

The actor told Entertainment Weekly it’s “amazing” to be attached to the coveted role but insisted “it’s only rumours”. He admitted: “It’d be extraordinary if the BBC were to make me their first black Doctor”. And he’d be no stranger to the series, having played Joshua Naismith in The End of Time. “Yes, I was in David Tennant’s final episode,” he added. “So it would probably never happen anyway!”

Speculation about the next Doctor has been rife since the BBC announced at the start of the month that Matt Smith will be leaving in this year’s Christmas Special. It has since come to light that his (or her…) identity may not be made public until “early autumn”.

Who’s your perfect 12th Doctor? Let us know in our new dedicated discussion!

December 5th, 2012
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David Tennant has revealed he “never got bored” during his time on Doctor Who.

In a recent interview with Big Issue the actor fondly looked back on his tenure in the TARDIS… “It was never a chore,” he said about donning his iconic pinstripe suit and Converse. “I left feeling incredibly great about it. It is still something I am recognised for all the time and I will forever be proud of it.” His final episode as the Tenth Doctor, The End of Time, Part Two, premiered on BBC One on 1st January 2010.

He also comments on the significance of his last line in the series, “I don’t want to go”. “I think that was a very clever line,” he explains. “In terms of character that’s exactly what that version of the Doctor would say. But at the same time it was a bigger line than that – it was Russell T Davies expressing how he felt about us leaving together. We’d given it all we could. We knew there would be nothing we’d do that would be like this. Whatever happens, this is unique. There’s nothing like Doctor Who. It was a bittersweet goodbye.”

David has “nothing to say” about any involvement in next year’s 50th anniversary.

June 11th, 2011
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Bernard Cribbins has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

The actor, who has appeared in the revived series of Doctor Who as Donna Noble’s grandfather, Wilfred Mott (Voyage of the Damned, Series 4 and The End of Time), has received it for his services to drama.

He is also known for his roles in Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., Fawlty Towers and The Railway Children.

He has commented: “You can’t go through life expecting to get prizes. You just get on with things, which is how it should be.”

May 27th, 2011
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The Mirror has a new interview with Billie Piper, in which she comments on the impact Doctor Who’s had on her career and notes that it’s now “totally the end” for Rose.

“It’s totally the end of Doctor Who for me,” she admitted. “I can’t imagine anything would bring me back, and they’re done with Rose. They’ve got this great new set up with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and it works brilliantly. So there’s no way in the world it will happen again for me. Well, not for the foreseeable future.”

Billie was last seen in Doctor Who in David Tennant’s last episode, The End of Time, Part Two, and has previously said that the “ship has sailed” on her time in the show.

April 28th, 2011
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Life of Wylie has a new interview with John Simm, in which he admits that he would love to return to Doctor Who for the opportunity to “have a go” at Matt Smith’s Doctor.

The actor, acclaimed for his portrayal of the Master, has said that he would “seriously consider” reprising the role if he were to be asked. “Steven Moffat is a brilliant writer and it would be nice to see what he does with the Master,” he said. “They can do whatever they want. You’re at their mercy. But I’d seriously consider it if they asked me.”

He admitted: “I’d love to have a go at Matt Smith because I think he’s really great.”

He echoed the comments on The One Show yesterday, saying “it was such fun to do”.

April 27th, 2011
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John Simm has revealed that he would “certaining consider” returning to Doctor Who if the opportunity were to arise.

The actor – who appeared as the Master in Series 3 and The End of Time – briefly mentioned a potential comeback during an appearance on The One Show earlier tonight. “I would certainly consider it,” he admitted. “There seems to have been a lot of talking about it recently, but I haven’t spoken to anyone about it. I would definitely consider it though. It was such fun to do.”

Would you like to see more of the Master, or has this renegade Time Lord has his day?

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