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"Star-filled" Doctor Who special

None of them tempt me to watch, loveable as Bernard Cribbins and Katy Manning may be. If I had to pay money not to watch Rufus Hound I probably would. None of them are really my Doctors. Tom Baker not mobile? No Paul McGann? Unless he is the mystery new Doctor. They have got 4 Doctors, so they could still do Celebrity Mastermind with each doing their specialist subject on Doctor Who. Before anyone carps, Daniel has his picture at the top because, in my opinion, he is the only star in the list of "celebrities".

Anyone shouting, ‘Is there a Doctor in the house?’ during tonight’s Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor won’t be disappointed…

Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor) will be there in person and Matt Smith (the current Doctor) and Colin Baker (the Sixth Doctor) will also be contributing.

The marvellous Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott) will be there in person and there’ll be contributions from former companions including Anneke Wills (Polly), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Janet Fielding (Tegan) and Bonnie Langford (Mel). Writer and actor Mark Gatiss also features in the show by way of a specially recorded video.

Celebrity fans in the studio include Rufus Hound, Liza Tarbuck and from Outnumbered, Daniel Roche. There’ll also be video contributions from Professor Robert Winston, Jo Whiley, Bruno Tonioli and following his appearance in The Power of Three, Professor Brian Cox.

And, of course, the next Doctor will be there…

Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor is hosted by Zoe Ball and begins on BBC One tonight at 7pm.


BBC website Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor

On the iPlayer description we have "Key talent: Zoe Ball". Nobody else, just Zoe Ball. Whoopdefuckingdoop, if you'll forgive my tmesis. I can't see this having quite the impact of the Olympic opening ceremony. My only hope is that they have chosen someone weird and impressive.


Edited to correct the impression that I thought Tom Baker could be the new Doctor. If only.


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