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Published on November 26th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Granny Who

Former Davros actor Terry Molloy has declared the most suitable candidate for the role of the Doctor as… octagenarian character actress Liz Smith, best know for starring in The Royle Family.

Molloy was speaking at last weekend’s The Memorabilia Show at the NEC, Birmingham, where he highlighted the differences in age and attitude between the series now and 20+ years ago.

"I think the Doctor needs to be older – they should have kept Derek Jacobi as the Master in the new show, you need that texture, you can’t have everyone the same kind of age. They had to age Tennant to make a difference between him and John Simm as the Master.

"The show now needs to go forward, they’ve relied too much on Daleks and Cybermen – they are great iconic villains but they have now got to find a new direction."

Molloy also spoke of his admiration for the previous scripts by Steven Moffat and looked forward to his era of showrunning.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



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