Horrible Who rumours of our time: number 73

DT with fuzzLast year, DT and BP were so busy, there was an almost an entire episode of Doctor Who they didn’t have time to appear in. So RTD improvised and wrote a story that hardly featured either the Doctor or Rose: Love and Monsters.

The question is, what’s happening this year? The same?

So how are they going to write out DT and FA this time?

Let’s put together today’s news that Mark Gatiss is going to appear as a scientist in one episode, with a rumour put around that in one of the stories, a scientist is going to invent a cure for ageing.

Surely we arrive at the following inevitable conclusion:

There’s going to be an episode where DT and FA are replaced by children.

Just a rumour my friends. Just a rumour. But it’s true. Except it isn’t. Or is it?


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.