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Published on June 8th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Barrowman for Series 7?

We first met him back in 2005 in The Empty Child, and ever since Captain Jack Harkness has held a place in our hearts as the immortal ex-Time Agent throughout three (soon to be four) series of Torchwood and various guest appearances in Doctor Who.

But wouldn’t it be great to see the old flirt fight alongside the Eleventh Doctor?

Speaking to Zap2It, the star of Torchwood and erstwhile companion of the Ninth and Tenth Doctors revealed that he would happily return to Doctor Who – and might well do so…

“I’ve always said that if I’m asked to go back to ‘Doctor Who,’ I’ll go at the drop of a hat,” Barrowman tells us. “That’s where Captain Jack got his beginnings. And it’s already been discussed.”

“It’s in the cards, but who knows whether it will happen?” says Barrowman, quick to add that his character does have special ties to David Tennant’s version of the Doctor. “I like Matt Smith. He brings his own quirkiness to it… When a new Doctor starts, everybody goes along for the journey because they love the show. But then you attach yourself to that Doctor. There’s a whole new generation who are now attached to Matt, and rightly so…. but David Tennant is my Doctor.”

So there you have it. John Barrowman might return to Doctor Who, but would he be welcomed by a new generation of fans?

Probably, as long as he doesn’t start singing…



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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+.

4 Responses to Barrowman for Series 7?

  1. Would be great to see him during his missing two years. Or at least explore them. He would be the new River, meaning a mystery for us to solve.

  2. avatar Rick says:

    Yeah, I think it would only be natural to have them explore those mystery years since Moffat wrote that bit for him and no one has ever brought it up again. Plus, there’s a trio: The Doctor, River and Jack! …or vs Jack…..

    • avatar 23skidoo says:

      Nah, you want a trio – try Jack, Vastra and Jenny! Now there’s a lot going on in there!

  3. avatar Mel says:

    I really want to have Jack come back. In fact a group of my friends and I are setting up a group dedicated to bringing him back.

    I want to see Jack and River meet. They both spent time in the 51st century so I think it would be great if they know each other.

    OMG! “Like I said to her, be back in five minutes”… Just saying you never know.

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