Sylvester McCoy: Id Love To Return For Doctor Whos 50th Anniversary

But wonders if the BBC would want it as much as the fans.

Sylvester McCoy has told BBC News that he would live to return as the seventh Doctor for a Doctor Who 50th anniversary special.

In an interview about his role in the first ever stage production of Evelyn Waugh's play, Decline and Fall, opening today at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington, he says: “Would I do it? Yes, I’d be delighted to! I am a part of it, it hasn’t ever gone away and I celebrate the 21st Century Doctors… I know that the producers balk at it. All those egos in the same room would be very difficult to deal with. But the fans are hoping that for the 50th anniversary, which is coming up, they might do something like that.”

He also wonders whether modern technology means that any reunion wouldn’t be restricted ton only the living actors who’ve played the Time Lord: “It would be fascinating with all the technology if they could bring back Jon Pertwee and William Hartnell. That would be amazing – and I bet they could do it if they wanted to.”

Hang on – what’s he got against Pat Troughton? And if he does come back, please can we not have the Worzel Gummidge hair from the TV movie… Thank you.

Dave Golder
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Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.