Still Hope for Classic Doctors in 50th?

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Earlier in the week there was more doubt on the return of any classic era Doctors in the 50th anniversary special. Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy claimed that the producers at the BBC were not interested.

Eighth Doctor Paul McGann has subsequently recorded another video interview and offers a glimpse of hope.

He says: “We’re not going to know until the 11th hour. Half past 11… I can’t count the times as an actor, when you’re offered something and you start next week!”

Although earlier on in the chat McGann seems unaware of certain developments such as Eccleston’s position (the interview was recorded this week):

“I think Chris Eccleston is probably a big factor in it. I don’t want to speak for him… he’s probably reluctant to get involved in anything that’s ongoing, so that’s something that they have to somehow get over and deal with. I’m guessing they’ve got time to do it. It’s not quite the anniversary yet. The anniversary doesn’t start until November.

“Whatever it is that they’re planning and they are making, they’ve got time to do it. It’s my feeling [and] this is just a personal thing, once they resolve Chris Eccleston’s participation or non-participation either way, then they’re free to [figure it out]… Being actors anyway, they’ll call us on the Friday and say, ‘You’re starting on a Monday’.”

Full interview below:

McCoy was also interviewed although he doesn’t say anything about his involvement. See that one below:

And finally, Nicholas Briggs talks about Big Finish’s multi-Doctor audio drama “The Light At The End” and voicing the Cybermen in Series 7.