Published on February 10th, 2014 | by Christian Cawley

Peter Capaldi Dressed as the Doctor… in 2009?!

Here’s a nice surprise for you that comes with free chuckles. Peter Capaldi, wearing an outfit not unlike his Twelfth Doctor attire, on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, back in 2009!

Appearing on the show to promote In the Loop, the made for cinema, international version of hit TV show The Thick of It (in which Capaldi played his most popular role to date, that of foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker), the presence of “the magician” is evident as is a sense of long-lost friendship – the pair were once in a band together.

Advisory note – there is discussion about drug taking in this clip.

(With thanks to STLShawn in the Kasterborous Forum!)


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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+.

7 Responses to Peter Capaldi Dressed as the Doctor… in 2009?!

  1. avatar Al says:

    Can’t wait to see Ferguson have Capaldi on when he goes to the US to promote Series 8!

    • avatar Andrew Dorgomire says:

      There’s also bound to be a Top Gear episode with Capaldi!

  2. avatar Captain capelli says:

    Er….he’s not wearing a tie, that doesn’t exactly make it the same as his Doctor costume.

    • His doctor costume doesn’t have a tie either. :P What’s missing is the cardigan. Of course his coat isn’t really the same, even though it has the red lining.

    • avatar Kirk says:

      It’s red on the inside. and he’s wearing the same shoes.

  3. avatar drewboynton says:

    I actually saw this when it was on! Loved their talk about the old band days. I haven’t watched Craig’s show for awhile, but he is a huge DW fan. He even has a TARDIS model sitting on his desk, and you can usually see it when the shows are televised each night. I’m hoping Craig can make an appearance in DW–he’s always been great about having Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and everyone on when they are in LA.

  4. avatar prr643 says:

    We are actually rather likely to see another Late Late Show guest shot for Calpaldi in July. Doctor Who has been a big hit at SDCC the last few years, so I would be very surprised if they are not back again this year. Matt Smith pretty much always did a LLS appearance when he was here for SDCC. So if Calpaldi comes this year he is almost sure to stop by and see Craig. Heck, I think CF moderated the Doctor Who panel at SDCC last year.

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