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Published on August 1st, 2014 | by Christian Cawley

Capaldi Doctor Appears On Dead Ringers: Trailer

We worried it might happen, and it has. New Doctor Peter Capaldi will be mimicked in the new series of Dead Ringers, which collides the Twelfth Doctor into an uncomfortable mashup with The Thick of It’s foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker.

As cheap ideas go, it’s in the bargain bucket.

Dead Ringers has recently been announced as returning to radio with much of the original cast, such as one-time Fourth Doctor impersonating legend Jon Culshaw (although we prefer Mr John Guilor’s), and Lewis McLeod – best known as the voice of the TV’s Postman Pat (Stephen Mangan voiced him in the recent film) – is providing the voice of Peter Capaldi/the Doctor/Malcolm Tucker.

Not because he can impersonate them particularly well, but because he’s Scottish.

Have a listen below and tell us what you think…

(Via Radio Times)

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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+.




6 Responses to Capaldi Doctor Appears On Dead Ringers: Trailer

  1. avatar Ranger says:

    Well, as you say, it was inevitable. I never found Dead Ringers very funny, but I’ll give it a go just to see what they come up with. It could be an omnishambles!

  2. avatar Rick says:

    Dead Ringer is pretty much crap. The voices are way off, and the writing lazy.


  3. Is Dead Ringers really not liked around here? I find it kinda funny, actually.

  4. avatar DonnaM says:

    The joke was amusing for about three minutes, and frankly there are fan-made mashups on YouTube that exploit it better. Never have sat through a whole five minutes of Dead Ringers, and it doesn’t look like I’ll be starting anytime soon.

  5. avatar Paddy says:

    I was expecting a beeped version of one of Tucker’s rants. This is just a rather unfunny rehash of the trailer with a joke about the leak and the word “omnishambles”. Hardly a mash up, more of a frothy whisk.

    I actually normally like Dead Ringers and their Who bits normally have some nice little nods to fans.. This is poor, but perhaps the writer of the episode will be better than the writer of the trailer?

    The impression is pretty bad though either way.

  6. avatar rickjlundeen says:

    I’ve only seen some of the Culshaw sketches where he goes around as Baker and those are pretty hilarious and Culshaw does an amazing Baker impersonation.

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