William Hartnell was the first TV Doctor. A veteran of stage and screen, Hartnell saw the role as an ideal opportunity to break away from the tough sergeant major roles he often found himself cast in. He got to wear a long grey wig too!
Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat has been talking about what viewers can expect from the new series, which is set to resume on Saturday 30 March on BBC1.
Speaking at the Radio Times covers’ party, Moffat teased: “We’ll be up in the air, we’re under the water, we’re on a fantastic alien planet, we’re back in time, we’re forward in time, and the Doctor’s greatest secret is in jeopardy.”
The upcoming eight episodes - which see Matt Smith teaming up with new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman - will include instalments written by Moffat, as well as Luther creator Neil Cross, Neil Gaiman and Mark Gatiss.
Hmm… what can the Doctor’s greatest secret be? Can’t be his name: we already know his name. It’s Theta Sigma. Classic series ref! And loads of fanfic! It has to be true. We bet it’s something like “He really despises Time Travel,” or “he’s allergic to the Vietnam War.”
Then again, we’re probably way wrong. What do YOU think?