David Tennant threatens a rabbit in new Doctor Who 50th anniversary clip

And John Hurt shares the joys of working with "the boys" - Matt Smith and David Tennant - in a new behind-the-scenes set report from The Day Of The Doctor

Have you ever wanted to see David Tennant threaten a rabbit? Well, today’s your lucky day as the BBC releases a behind-the-scenes set report, featuring new clips from the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, The Day Of The Doctor.


The piece, which aired on BBC Breakfast this morning, teased such scenes as David Tennant’s tenth Doctor mistaking an innocent rabbit for some sort of clever alien disguise and Tennant, Matt Smith and John Hurt’s mysterious Doctor being surrounded by what look like Elizabethan soldiers. 

“Whatever you’ve got planned, forget it. I’m the Doctor. I’m 904 years-old. I’m from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. I’m The Oncoming Storm, the Bringer Of Darkness, and… you are basically just a rabbit, aren’t you?” Someone call the RSPCA… 

“This has all the makings of your lucky day!” You know it, Hurt. 

The report also features interviews with the cast, including Hurt, who says the 50th anniversary was “irresistible” while praising “the boys” as being “really, really good at it.” 

Tennant himself said filming on the 50th was “completely different but weirdly familiar.” When asked if it was a tough decision to return to Doctor Who, he said, “No, not really. If the call comes to celebrate Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary then it would churlish to turn it down.”

Watch the full clip below.