Two More Doctors Down: The Brigadier’s Daughter Returns

By April 12, 2013

Colin Baker (the Sixth Doctor) and Paul McGann (the Eighth Doctor) have denied any involvement in the BBC’s 50th anniversary special.

Baker and McGann, along with Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, discussed Doctor Who on an Australian talk show earlier this week.

They reminded the audience that they were 10,000 miles away, and filming was already in progress. Baker good-naturedly said: “I look nothing like what I looked like originally, so the viewers would be very confused.” McCoy appeared frustrated by the decision, saying, “All the fan bases, all over the world believe that [everyone should be involved], but not the producers at the BBC.”

So, will we be seeing any of the Classic Doctors? It appears less and less likely.

A modern throwback to Classic Who is imminent, however. Jemma Redgrave, who earlier this season played Kate Stewart, daughter of Classic Who protagonist Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, will be returning for the 50th anniversary. Nicholas Courtney, who played the well-beloved Brigadier, passed away in early 2011.