Peter Capaldi knew his time was up in Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi knew his time was up in Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi knew his time was up in Doctor Who

Pearl - who plays Bill Potts in the new series - looked visibly shocked as she turned to Fern, who was biting her lip awkwardly. In fact, the mere concept that The Doctor could regenerate was created as a way to recast the lead role when the original Doctor, William Hartnell, made a decision to leave the show in 1966. In the end, any Doctor Who story has such catastrophe going on in it, that he could be the one that gets the rock on his head.

How would you describe the dynamic between Bill and The Doctor?

Chibnall is a longtime Doctor Who fans who also wrote for the series during the Russell T. Davies era and was head writer on the Doctor Who spinoff series Torchwood.

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She said: "I'd quite like to play James Bond". "But I can not reveal it".

Following yesterday's behind the scenes featurette [watch it here], a huge batch of images have arrived online for the premiere episode of the upcoming tenth series of the BBC's popular sci-fi series Doctor Who, entitled "The Pilot", along with synopses for the first three episodes; check them out below.... You'd be mad as an actor not to go, 'Oh that's good, I'm gonna have that.' So I thought obviously what I was doing in the audition was working and I thought even subconsciously I wouldn't be able to stop myself from borrowing things from previous companions.

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The Doctor and Bill travel back to 1814 to take in the last great Frost Fair on London's Thames - only to find there's something living under the ice... Since 1966, the conceit that the Doctor can shape-shift into a new body and personality has been built into the show's DNA.

"There were a lot of people I liked on screen, like Judi Dench, she's wicked, but that's very different to having someone where you think, "She looks like me, maybe I could do that".

Being on the show did change him in one big way.

"They were like, "I don't know".

And, revealing he's keen to try his hand at other acting jobs, he added: 'I've always gone from one job to the other and seen what was around the corner and I want to get back to that'.

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