Let's Take Spurious Guesses At What Is Coming For Doctor Who


That's Peter Capaldi of The Thick Of It... and just revealed as The Next Doctor.

So, since I managed not to guess the next Doctor, or even get anything close to a decent source for him, here are some likely spurious thoughts. Let's see if they get anywhere near.

  1. We need a new Master to go opposite this Doctor. Double regeneration for Christmas?
  2. This is the last life, the final regeneration for the Doctor. Steven Moffat gets to tell that story – one year or two?
  3. And how will he pull a new lease of lives out of the hat for the Doctor?
  4. Will we have a season of foreboding?
  5. And yes, at some point, will he threaten to stick a sonic screwdriver up someone's arse and turn on the red settings?

Also, I hear Daniel Rigby is really good in Holes at the Edinburgh Festival and tickets have been selling very brickly for subsequent performances. So, a silver lining…

And for those who would like to see more Capaldi in action, check these highlights: In the Loop, Thick of It: Seasons 1-4, The Crow Road, Neverwhere, Local Hero


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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