Time to look behind the scenes on the new series.
Michael/Fredric/Hector: Daniel Sherratt
Director: Nick Thomas
Narrator: Christopher Thomson
Cameramen Voice overs – David Boskett & Beckie Hough
Steven Moffat: Billy Treacy
5WF Theme by: David Boskett (www.davidboskett.co.uk)
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We’re delighted to confirm that BBC Wales’ Jason Mohammad will be hosting the Q&A session with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Doctor Who’s lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, following the screening of Deep Breath at St. David’s Hall on Thursday. And don’t forget, we want your questions for him to put to the stars!
Jason Mohammad – whom fans will remember from cameo appearances in several stories including The Christmas Invasion – will be presenting his BBC Radio Wales show live from the foyer of St David’s Hall on the day from 10am. He’ll be right in the heart of the action, talking to the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, his on-screen companion Clara. Jason will be meeting the fans and chatting to Steven Moffat, Executive Producer Brian Minchin and Danny Hargreaves, the show’s SFX supervisor.
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, together with Daleks and Cybermen, will meeting the public as they walk up the red carpet outside Cardiff Central Library, from 11am, en route to the sell-out screening at St. David’s Hall. If you can’t be there, make sure you’re following the fun on @bbcdoctorwho and by listening to Jason’s radio show from 10am!
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Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman, his on-screen companion Clara, will be in Cardiff’s St. David’s Hall on Thursday to help launch the new series in style! They will be meeting the public as they walk up the red carpet from 11am, ahead of the world premiere of Deep Breath.
One of the highlights of the day will be a Question and Answer session, featuring Peter and Jenna, that will take place in St. David’s Hall after the premiere of the series’ opening episode. But don’t worry if you don’t have tickets for the screening! We’ll be filming the event and bringing you coverage of the entire Cardiff launch. And we also want your questions to put to Peter and Jenna!
If you have something that you’d love us to ask either Peter Capaldi or Jenna Coleman on your behalf, just let us know by either tweeting us @bbcdoctorwho or emailing us at email@example.com
We’ll select two of the very best questions and put them to Peter and Jenna on Thursday at the Q&A. You’ll then hear their answers in a special video that you’ll be able to watch on this site.
So, start thinking of what you’d like to ask the two stars of Doctor Who… We’d love creative questions that don’t demand episode spoilers…
The event in Wales on Thursday kicks off the Doctor Who World Tour and Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will be meeting the public as they walk up the red carpet outside Cardiff Central Library, from 11am… But don’t forget to watch out for the Cybermen and Daleks who will be joining them there!
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and please use the subject header, ‘Peter and Jenna Questions’. We’ll also need to know your name and if under 18, your age. We’re accepting suggestions until noon on Wednesday so don’t delay… and good luck!
Veteran actor Brian Blessed has said he turned down an opportunity to take the lead role in the BBC’s Doctor Who because he was too busy.
The 77-year-old, famed for his booming delivery, said he was offered the role in the early years of his acting career, although he now says he would not hesitate in playing the Doctor.
Blessed went on to take a guest role in the programme in 1986 in a story called Mindwarp, playing the character of King Yrcanos, at a time when Colin Baker had been cast in the lead.
In an interview for Radio Times, he explained that he was approached to star in the show in the mid-1960s, suggesting he was asked to step in as a replacement for William Hartnell who launched the show, and was eventually succeeded by Patrick Troughton in 1966.
Blessed said: “After I was in Z Cars, the head of BBC serials took me aside and said, ‘We’re thinking of having a young Doctor Who and we’d like to cast you’. But it clashed with other things.”
Asked what his reaction would be now, he said: “I’d jump at it.”
Blessed – who is also fondly remembered for another sci-fi role, appearing as Prince Vultan in the movie Flash Gordon – appeared to be a little confused about the Doctor’s surname, inaccurately suggesting the “Who” of the title was actually the character.
He said: “I think they need to re-examine his surname – ‘Who’ is very oriental. It’s about time they had an Asian actor as the Doctor. And a female one.”
Doctor Who returns to BBC1 on 23 August with Peter Capaldi starring as the latest regeneration of the Doctor.
Blessed – who examines his family roots in a new series of BBC series Who Do You Think You Are? – said he still has a dream role. “I’d like to play the last 20 years in the life of the England cricketer WG Grace, because I look exactly like him,” he said.