Seven Doctors, No Waiting
We mentioned a rumor that the annual BBC charity special for Children in Need this year might feature a reunion of previous doctors along with the current Doctor, David Tennant. Now London’s Telegraph is report that the seven surviving actors who have played the Doctor will be reunited for the special, to air November 14.
An insider at the BBC told the paper, "It’s a pretty ambitious idea and it’s still being finalized. Everything is being kept under wraps but Doctor Who fans are in for a big treat."
The Doctor has been seen on the special for the last several years and the producers have carefully woven his short escapade into the current dramatic series continuity. Last year, for example, saw Peter Davison meet Tennant.
Reportedly joining those two will be Tom Baker, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann and Tennant’s predecessor in the current revival, Christopher Eccleston.
The first trio of performers to essay the role — William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, and Jon Pertwee – have all passed away.
Davison’s daughter, Georgia Moffett, has been seen on the current series and is currently dating Tennant.
In related news, Tennant and his most recent companion, played by Donna Tate, have been nominated for the National Television Awards’ Outstanding Drama Performance. Tennant has won twice before and will go head-to-head with Tate who played Donna Nobel. There’ll be no Doctor Donna winner in this, the first time male and female stars will compete in the same category. The Doctor Who stars face competition from Ashes to Ashes’ Philip Glenister and The Bill’s Alex Walkinshaw.