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May 13th, 2014 13 comments

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Radio Times 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi Cover

Radio Times 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi Cover

With thanks to the Radio Times…

In this week’s Radio Times, on sale Tuesday 13 May 2014 (for listings 17-23 May 2014) Steven Moffat recalls writing the Day of the Doctor, revealing it was the most “difficult” and “terrifying” thing he has ever written and reveals why he chose Peter Capaldi to be the new Doctor

Steven Moffat writes: “When you choose a Doctor, you want somebody who is utterly compelling, attractive in a very odd way. None of the Doctors are conventionally attractive, but they’re all arresting. Handsome men don’t quite suit. Matt Smith’s a young, good-looking bloke from one angle but is actually the strangest looking man from another. You need that oddity; you need somebody who is carved out of solid star, really. Doctor Who is a whopping great star vehicle, despite the fact it changes star every so often.”


The Day of the Doctor is one of the nominees for this year’s Radio Times Audience Award at the British Academy Television Awards 2014 – the only BAFTA award open to public vote. Voting is open until 12pm Thursday 15 May, the winner will be announced on Sunday 18 May.

The new issue of Radio Times also includes 16-page guide to the Bafta TV Awards 2014 featuring David Attenborough, Dominic West, Rory Kinnear, Helen George, Laura Carmichael, Natalie Dormer and much, MUCH more…

Read the full Doctor Who feature in the new issue of Radio Times, on sale Tuesday 13 May 2014



  • Tardis

    July 25th, 2014 - 7:52pm

    Good that there Promoting capaldi.

  • anon

    May 14th, 2014 - 12:08pm

    Got two one to keep, one to use as normal, Moffat has no idea about handsome, I’m going to enjoy the next few years.

  • Fiona Ting

    May 13th, 2014 - 9:21pm

    I think the front cover of the radio times with

    12 doctor is very good idea

  • The Flying Shark

    May 13th, 2014 - 4:20pm

    I got this magazine today.

    • the astronaut of death

      May 13th, 2014 - 5:51pm

      Me too

    • 76 Totters Lane

      May 13th, 2014 - 6:13pm

      Me three.

    • Anonymous

      May 14th, 2014 - 7:36am

      Me Four.

    • Dalek fan12345

      May 16th, 2014 - 10:28am

      me five.

    • Anonymous

      May 21st, 2014 - 8:59pm

      Me 474

  • the astronaut of death

    May 13th, 2014 - 7:58am


  • biggestwhofanever

    May 13th, 2014 - 7:46am

    i discovered this on my paper round. promo image. Again! 🙂

  • simon

    May 13th, 2014 - 12:18am

    Wow another Dr Who Cover to add to my collection of Dr Who Radio Times covers

    • the astronaut of death

      May 19th, 2014 - 6:38pm

      did you get the one with the doctor and clara on the front and it was promoting the raidio times award

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