As soon as I heard about the appointment of Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor Who, I immediately had an idea for a sketch. Annoyingly I wasn’t back at home until today and so this is the first chance I’ve had to do anything with the idea. It is likely that this idea may already be rife on Youtube by now, but I’ve recorded it anyway in the hope that no one else has thought of it.
It plays on the point that Peter Capaldi is probably most famous for playing the hard nosed, foul mouthed spin Doctor Malcolm Tucker in Armando Iannucci’s political comedy The Thick Of It. So with that in mind, here’s a little sketch which I’ve entitled Spin Doctor Who and the Daleks. I doubt this is how the new Doctor Who series will sound, but we can only hope.
The 124th Young’uns Podcast will be released on Tuesday when I return from the weekend’s run of gigs, which starts with a live session and interview on BBC Radio 3’s World on 3 programme (Friday night from 11). It’ll be on the IPlayer if you can’t listen at the time of broadcast.