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Published on January 29th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

David Tennant Bumps into Sylvester McCoy

We’ve all got our eye on Doctor Who this year. The fiftieth anniversary special due to be screened on BBC One on November 23rd 2013 is causing speculation regarding the show to reach what can only be an all-time high.

The questions on everyone’s lips is ‘will we see a multi-Doctor story?’, the question after that is ‘which Doctors will we see?’ and the third question is probably ‘will it be like Dimensions in Time? (Please, God, no!!!! – Ed)’

For those of you that cannot wait for the multi-Doctor celebrations from the BBC or from Big Finish Productions, perhaps we can mellow your mood with a multi-Doctor picture from the BBC Audio Awards.

The awards, which took place on Sunday, featured David Tennant as the host for the second year running as he handed out recognition for some of the finest talent in the audio industry. Of the event, Tennant said:

‘The quality of our radio drama is one of the things that makes me proud to be British. Acting on the radio is challenging, inspiring, delicate, and always a privilege.

‘Radio drama is often overlooked and undervalued next to its showier younger siblings on the television and in the cinema, and yet it is on the wireless that so many important and brilliant talents have been discovered and nurtured.’

Winners at the awards included David Troughton (The Curse of Peladon, Midnight) who was named Best Supporting Actor in BBC Radio 3′s Singles and Doublets (where he portrayed the Earl of Leicester) and sonic wizard Murray Gold whose Kafka the Musical, won the Tinniswood Radio Drama Award 2012.

Along for the ride, but not as a host, was former Doctor Sylvester McCoy and the two former Time Lords posed very willingly for some pictures.

Whilst it may not be quite the reunion that we were all hoping for, it’ll certainly do until we get to November. And you never know, this picture may be a taster of things to come…


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One Response to David Tennant Bumps into Sylvester McCoy

  1. avatar David F says:

    I would be quite happy if there were no multi-Doctor story. I want to see casting that serves a story, not the other way round. The Doctor is already in the show. Bringing back earlier versions of him would just lead to scenes of a man talking to himself, which is a dramatic dead end. Early companions, old monsters, or just a damn good original story would all be more welcome than giving the public a parade of ageing actors just because it’s what the press lazily assumes must automatically happen.

    (If they can blend in the old Doctors in a way that avoids all the storytelling pitfalls of the Three/Five/Two Doctors, great. But it’s a hell of a challenge.)

    P.S. Sylvester McCoy’s great. He’s such a lovable ball of energy.

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