The Porridge

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WHO else could have been The Doctor?
6th August 2013

  • Idris Elba - Couldn’t travel back further in time than 1960 without being subjected to racial abuse.

  • Ewan McGregor - Auditioned extremely well, turned out to be David Tennant in a mask in desperate need of cash.

  • Dr Chadwick - Not enough experience as a GP to warrant a promotion.

  • Mr Hu Jintao - Potential for market penetration in Asia, though lacked required language skills.

  • Hugh Laurie - Would have cost the entire licence fee.

  • Nicola Sturgeon - Producers believed she would be more suited to an alien guest role.

  • Alistair McGowan - Wanted to play the role as Peter Capaldi playing Alistair Campbell.

  • Walter Smith - Only interested in a Rangers-based episode, where he goes back in time to pay their taxes

  • Sean Connery - Walked too much like a panther when leaving audition, casting were looking for more of a gazelle-like walk.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - Seemed a bit obvious.

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