Doctor Who - Peter Capaldi
Doctor Who - The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) lands ©2014 BBC

This Doctor Who trailer is titled only as “The new Doctor lands” and is the first trailer for Peter Capaldi in the lead role of Doctor. The show will air this August on BBC One and BBC America.

The UK TV listing magazine Radio Times‘s website is speculating about Peter’s other appearances in Doctor Who. Peter was a Roman merchant Lobus Caecilius, who was saved from the eruption of Vesuvius by David Tennant’s Doctor. He also was in the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood as Home Office permanent secretary John Frobisher.

Apparently current show runner Steven Moffat is not going to ignore this and there is a answer to how these people all look like Peter Capaldi. The previous Doctor Who show runner Russell T Davies has passed to his successor a solution to this ‘puzzle’.

“We are aware that title Peter Capaldi’s played a part in Doctor Who before” Peter told Nerd3 last year. He went on to say “I’ll let you in on this. I remember Russell told me he had a big old plan as to why there were two Peter Capaldis in the Who universe, one in Pompeii and one in Torchwood. When I cast Peter, [Russell] got in touch to say how pleased he was, I said ‘Okay, what was your theory and does it still work?’ and he said ‘Yes it does, here it is’… It’s actually quite neat”.


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online