New Who!

Posted on Friday, January 02, 2009 by Pat Gaik

I'm just vibrating in my seat to discover that the 11th Doctor will be announced tomorrow on a BBC One Doctor Who Special:

BBC News has announced that the identity of the actor who will play with Eleventh Doctor, succeeding current Doctor David Tennant, will be announced tomorrow.

The news will come in a special edition of tie-in documentary series Doctor Who Confidential, which is being transmitted on BBC One tomorrow evening at 5.35pm. The episode will also be shown at the same time on BBC Big Screens in town centres across the UK.

The actor was confirmed in the role over the Christmas period, and will begin filming for series five this summer, for transmission in 2010. New executive producer Piers Wenger is quoted as saying: "We believe the actor is going to bring something very special to the role and will make it absolutely their own. I just can't wait to tell everyone who it is - it has been a nail-biting Christmas trying to keep this under wraps!"

The release from the BBC Press Office confirms that the Confidential episode has been retitled "The Eleventh Doctor" (it was formerly advertised as "The Ten Doctors"), and will feature the actor concerned giving his or her thoughts on having been cast. The press release also suggests that the last of David Tennant's episodes as the Doctor will be broadcast in the New Year of 2010.

I must admit that I'll be slightly disappointed if it turns out to be Patterson Joseph, as widely predicted. Not that I have anything against the actor, just that I'd rather it be a surprise.

And it was a surprise! Click here for article.

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  1. Walt |

    Who the blimey is Matt Smith?

  2. Pat Gaik |

    I've seen him in a few things...all with Billie Piper, coincidentally...he's a bit young but I'm willing to give him a chance.

    Unfortunately, I was spoiled on the news by my own in-box (not your note, Walt, but a subject line from another mailing list I'm on). Buggers...I really wanted to download the special and get it as a surprise :-(

  3. Pat Gaik |

    P.S. Flock of Seagulls called and they want their hair back...

  4. Melanie |

    Oh, dear Jesus, the hair has got to go.


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