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Published on November 29th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

The Next Doctor Feature in Radio Times

The Next Doctor is featured in the new Radio Times, with a gatefold cover shared by David Morrissey, David Tennant, Dervla Kirwan – and some Cybermen.

But as the Radio Times ask – Who’s The Doctor? (Click here for a look at the cover)

The cover is accompanied by a behind the scenes feature and interviews with the cast. Of note are the words of Russell T Davies, which indicate that there’s more to Morrissey’s "Doctor" than we’re lead to believe.

“Hopefully, that creates a bit more intrigue,” says Davies, “and hints at interesting developments in the show’s future. Let’s just say that regeneration is a complicated process, and never as simple as it seems.”

Meanwhile, David Morrisey reveals that he’s been invited to appear previously, but was unable to due to other commitments.

“Doctor Who is great. They’ve asked me to do stuff before, but because of other commitments I was unable to. Then this came along: the Christmas special, which has added kudos and an amazing character. Well, the ultimate character, really. But a tragic character, too. Something terrible has happened to him. Over the course of the episode, bits of what happened are revealed . . .

“The Doctors become great friends,” he says. “In this episode the Doctor [Tennant] doesn’t have a companion, which is rare, and my Doctor fills that gap. But all those questions my Doctor wants to ask about himself and his past have to be put aside to save London from destruction.”

Sounds like great stuff, and you can bet it will be the best thing on BBC One this Christmas!

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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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