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Doctor Who announcement at midnight tonight....

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RustyBear Thu 01-Aug-13 18:48:37

The New Doctor?

Or just the trailer for the 50th anniversary episode?

Or something else entirely?

OddBoots Fri 02-Aug-13 00:03:26

BREAKING NEWS! The identity of the next Doctor will be revealed in a live BBC1 show that starts at 7pm, this Sunday!

OddBoots Fri 02-Aug-13 00:06:08

Not that the tweeted link to the DW page has the news up yet...

OddBoots Fri 02-Aug-13 00:06:33

Ahh, here it is. smile

meditrina Fri 02-Aug-13 08:40:26

It's on the main BBC News page now as well

AlphaBetaOoda Fri 02-Aug-13 08:43:25

Dh is adamant it will be Roy Kinnear.
I liked guessing from the clues last time but the game was spoilt by being a vaguely unknown. I wanted Russell Tovey.

Who are guesses at the moment?

Lurleene Fri 02-Aug-13 08:58:22

Apart from Chris O'Dowd, I've heard that Peter Capaldi is a favourite too.

ReadytoOrderSir Fri 02-Aug-13 08:58:54

There was a story yesterday that betting had increased on Peter Capaldi. He'd be ace! Not as the sweary character from The Thick of It, but he was superb in The Hour.

ReadytoOrderSir Fri 02-Aug-13 08:59:10


Suddengeekgirl Fri 02-Aug-13 09:37:16

alpha I just googled Roy Kinnear and got very confused! confused
Dh thinks it'll be Rory Kinnear. smile

I would squee with fan girl excitement of it was Nathan Fillion but I know that is rather unlikely.

I'm not sure about Peter Capaldi. The doctor has a certain warmth and I can't shake Malcolm Tucker from my mind!

MissMilliment Fri 02-Aug-13 09:58:22

Peter Capaldi was in a series of Torchwood - Children of Earth, was it called? Think I've blocked it as it really really upset me! Anyway, he was excellent in that (very warm and morally torn and tortured) and that also gives him a Who-ish connection - though would a big previous role in Torchwood write him off as a possible Doctor??

MurderOfGoths Fri 02-Aug-13 10:02:05

Hmm, suddenly wishing I had a TV license, just to watch this on Sunday.

ReadytoOrderSir Fri 02-Aug-13 10:02:37

Ooh! I'd forgotten about the Capaldi/Torchwood link! He was really good in that.

ReadytoOrderSir Fri 02-Aug-13 10:08:11 The 456 requesting 10% of the world's children ... with Peter Capaldi.

aliciaflorrick Fri 02-Aug-13 10:16:30

Hasn't Peter Capaldi already been in Doctor Who? Wasn't he a Roman in the one about Pompei?

Rory Kinnear is already filming something next month (Lucan miniseries for ITV), which is right when the Christmas Special is filmed so chances are it's not him. I'd quite like it though, he's a good actor. Capaldi would be absolutely lush, but he's not only been in Torchwood, but he's already been in Who too (Fires of Pompeii).

RustyBear Fri 02-Aug-13 10:25:12

Yes, he was in The Fires of Pompeii. But Colin Baker was in it as a Panopticon guard before he became the Doctor so it's not a complete no-no.

X posted whilst I doublechecked on IMDb grin

CollieEye Fri 02-Aug-13 10:31:35

Freema Agyaman was in a previous episode before becoming a companion.

Eve Myles was a Welsh housemaid called Gwyneth in the Dickens / Zombie apocalypse episode (Ecclestone series) before being cast in Torchwood as Gwen. Imaginative names for a Welsh girl eh?

Being in Dr Who before doesn't stop someone being a main character.

ReadytoOrderSir Fri 02-Aug-13 10:33:05

Karen Gillan was in Fires of Pompeii too.

Freema Agyeman was a minor character in the one with the Daleks in Canary Wharf.

ReadytoOrderSir Fri 02-Aug-13 10:33:24

I need to learn to type faster!!!

JakeBullet Fri 02-Aug-13 10:36:41

I would love to see a peter Capaldi in the role, been a fan of his ever since Local Hero back n about 1982. I think he is an amazing actor.

Others I wouldn't mind seeing are:

Michael Sheen (was in Twilight...I know, I know) amazing actor, Welsh too but suspect he is tied to the US. Got a feeling he has a child over there who he remains in lots of contact with so guessing long periods n the UK are out of the question.

Rupert Grint is being speculated on as well....don't know if this is a giggle or if he is truly in the running, funnily enough I think he would do a great job.

All the talk of magic and whodini (!) made me consider "Paul Daniels and the lovely Debbie McGee" grin. - somehow I suspect NOT!

Nathan Fillion <drools>

JakeBullet Fri 02-Aug-13 10:38:18

I really enjoyed Matt Smith in the role, he had a tough act to follow but I think he did well.

IIRC, Freema was retconned as being the cousin of the original character she played, and similar with Eve Myles (Gwen was a distant relative of Gwyneth) Companions are different from the Doctor, things can get handwaved and explained. Colin Baker was a different era, less scrutiny of previous episodes (because of the lack of Youtube and the internet, DVDs or even videos at that time) I think recycling someone as the Doctor would be more problematical now, but obviously that doesn't mean they won't smile

MurderOfGoths Fri 02-Aug-13 10:40:01

jake He was really good, shame to see him going really. But exciting to get a new doctor. Mixed emotions here! grin

LadyEatsCrispsALot Fri 02-Aug-13 10:44:26

I'm v excited....there is some talk of Chris Addison as a potential too...

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