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April 6th, 2017 91 comments

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John Simm Returns as The Master (Official)

From the BBC press Office

John Simm will return as The Master to battle The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who.

John Simm says: “I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back. It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people and I can’t wait for you all to see what The Master gets up to in the next series.”

Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer, says: “Nothing stays secret for long on Doctor Who but you’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see exactly what The Master is up to and how he makes his return to face the Doctor. It’s been a huge pleasure to have fan favourites John Simm and Michelle Gomez face to face in the same role! It’s not often you get to see a solo personality clash.”

John Simm was last seen as The Master on New Year’s Day 2010. Viewers will have to wait to see exactly when and how The Master will return to the new series, which starts on Saturday 15 April at 7.20pm on BBC One.

As previously announced, Doctor Who series ten will also star Michelle Gomez as Missy – a later regeneration of The Master. Other returning foes include the Daleks, the Ice Warriors and – returning for the first time in almost fifty years – the Mondasian Cybermen. An exciting line up of new faces and adversaries will debut across the series, including adorable-but-deadly Emojibots and David Suchet as The Landlord.

Doctor Who returns to BBC One with episode one The Pilot at 7.20pm on Saturday 15 April.

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Peter Capaldi returns as Doctor Who for twelve thrilling adventures. He is joined by new companion, Bill (played by Pearl Mackie), along with returning loveable alien, Nardole (played by Matt Lucas).



  • prototype dalek

    April 23rd, 2017 - 11:54am

    Not bragging but I knew he would be returning back since 2011

  • Chive Bunny

    April 18th, 2017 - 7:27am

    Spot on the money Outcast, you ranted so I don’t need to

    • The Outcast

      April 18th, 2017 - 9:46am

      Which rant is this? My memories terrible. Besides, I’ve done 1 or 2 rants here.

  • anon

    April 9th, 2017 - 7:43pm


    • Anony

      April 10th, 2017 - 11:09pm


  • Exterminator

    April 9th, 2017 - 12:23am

    When did the master first appear in dr who? I’ve just watched the 2nd dr story ‘the mind robber’ and there’s a character called ‘the master’ in that.

    • The Outcast

      April 9th, 2017 - 7:13am

      Terror of the Autons was his first appearance.

    • Tim M

      April 9th, 2017 - 12:01pm

      The Master in ‘The Mind Robber’ has a full title which is ‘The Master Of The Land Of Fiction. It does seem apparent though that from the last few minutes of episode 1, through to the end of episode 5, that everything witnessed in the Land of Fiction is all a dream, inside the Doctor’s mind. Therefore, it is possible that the ‘Master of the Land of Fiction’ is influenced by the Doctor’s memories of his earliest meetings with the Master, in the academy on Gallifrey.

    • Exterminator

      April 9th, 2017 - 5:10pm

      It was just weird hearing the 2nd Dr say ‘take me to see The Master!’ There’s even an artificial intelligence brain in this episode. The only thing I didn’t like was Zoe’s annoying screaming.

    • Tim M

      April 9th, 2017 - 8:03pm

      Still a great story though. ‘The Mind Robber’ is a classic. Especially the first episode.

  • T4RD1S

    April 7th, 2017 - 6:57pm

    So the rumours are true. Bit dissapointed as it would be more of a surprise finding out in the show but this seems great. Loved John Simm as the Master.

    • Obsie

      April 7th, 2017 - 10:49pm

      Do we know if he will come face to face with his future incarnation or not or will it be to explain why he changed gender ?

    • D0CT0R WH0

      April 9th, 2017 - 4:09pm

      Apperently he will be alongside missy.

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