DAVID Tennant is quoted in today’s Herald as suggesting that Billie Piper could be cast as the next Doctor.
No, no, no, no, no.
The Doctor is a bloke. You wouldn’t cast a woman as James Bond, would you?
And what worries me is not Tennant’s comments as such, but the fact that in the episode “The Doctor’s Daughter” from the last season, the eponymous heroine, played by Georgia Moffett, was “resurrected” at the suggestion of one Steven Moffatt, who will be taking over as executive producer on the show at exactly the same time as the 11th Doctor is introduced.
I fear a conspiracy.
Speculation about a female Doctor always emerges when the incumbent announces his departure. The first time I was aware of such theories was in 1974 when Jon Pertwee left the role. I remember, in a state of high dudgeon, saying to a friend: “They can’t have a woman – they’d have to rename it Nurse Who!”
I do hope Harriet doesn’t read this blog.