Doctor Who 50th anniversary special ... Will the old Doctors be involved?

From Radio Times

Filming on the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special starts on Monday 18 March – and according to executive producer Caro Skinner, fans can rest assured that “It. Will. Be. Big.”

“[Producer] Marcus Wilson and I spend most of our time saying to one another ‘Oh, good God, Steven Moffat’s imagination is AMBITIOUS,’" said Skinner of the Doctor Who showrunner's plans for the half-century-celebration episode.

Other commonly used phrases apparently include "Wow, we’ve got a lot of work to do" and "How exactly are we going to do that? And that? And, oooh, that?!” she told Doctor Who Magazine.


(More After The Break)

Fifth Doctor Peter Davison doesn’t believe that Doctor Who's former stars will return to the BBC sci-fi drama for its celebratory 50th anniversary episode.

“I don’t think it will involve the older Doctors, certainly in their present form, because of course we’re meant to look exactly as we did when we left the TARDIS and none of us really do,” Davison told an audience at the recent Mysticon convention in America.

“Some of us are not here anymore and others of us have weathered less well than others. I don’t know where I’d put myself in that category. I’m not going to make that decision.”

Davison said that, while he believes the Doctor’s previous incarnations will be seen in the anniversary show, “I should think it’s probably footage lifted from older Doctor [Who] stories.”

But the 61-year-old was adamant that he and his fellow Doctor Who veterans would not be left out of the celebrations and joked that, if the BBC won’t have them, the other Doctors will stage their own anniversary event.


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