Peter Capaldi

New BBC One Controller “very excited” by Peter Capaldi

The Controller has spoken!

BBC One Overlord Charlotte Moore said she is ‘very excited’ by Peter Capaldi’s first scenes on Doctor Who.

Speaking at a BAFTA Session the BBC One Controller promised that The Thick of It and, more recently the Imagine special on Machiavelli (which should be watched for those who want to see a non-sweary snarling Capaldi performance and for the way it kind of feels like a Doctor Who episode; the large fonts declaring the locations, the long coat, the impossible choice to be ‘good’, the refuting, cut and thrust of academic engagement…well maybe not that one) star is “going to be a really fantastic Doctor.” (Blimey, that took some getting to – Ed)

He’s an extraordinary actor with amazing ability and just watching the first scenes come through… I’m very excited.

Addressing the controversy of not allowing the Doctor to regenerate into a female, which show runner Steven Moffat said would cause too much confusion and awkward conversations between the shows younger fans, Moore added:

It was about finding the right person, rather than what gender they might be.  We didn’t go in with any agenda, but when you know you’ve found the right Doctor, you all stick on the right Doctor. I’m delighted that Peter said yes.

Aren’t we all!?

Doctor Who will return in The Time of the Doctor, Christmas Day, 7:30 pm, BBC One.

(via Digital Spy)

Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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