“It’s a hair job!” says Eighth Doctor Who Paul McGann on the job of playing the Time Lord on TV – but first it seems he’s appearing in a Big Finish audio as a different character...
McGann appears in one of the upcoming Seventh Doctor and Elizabeth Klein trilogy of stories scheduled for release in early 2010, entitled Klein’s Story which is packaged with Survival of the Fittest.
â€œThe CD contains the three-part tale Survival of the Fittest, and the one-part Klein’s Story,â€ explains producer David Richardson. â€œPaul will be appearing in Klein’s Story, playing the enigmatic role of Johann Schmidt… Someone who we discover is a key player in Kleinâ€™s life!â€
The episode is written by John Ainsworth and Lee Mansfield. “Klein first appeared in Colditz,” says John, “and anyone who has listened to that adventure will already have an inkling as to who exactly Schmidt is and why Paul is playing him. It’s been great to take the bare bones of Klein’s back-story and flesh it out in to a full episode. I think Paul’s guest appearance makes it quite a special little story”.
Meanwhile, Paul spoke to Digital Spy recently about the continuing rumours of a return to the TARDIS for the Liverpool actor – he clearly states that since he left Vancouver in 1996 he hasn’t heard a thing from the BBC.
You can see the video of the interview over on the Digital Spy website. Look out for Paul bemoaning the wig and Christopher Eccleston’s closely cropped “binman” hair!