Peter Capaldi shows yet again what a massive Doctor Who fanboy he is

Get Capaldi started on Doctor Who and it's hard to get him to stop - and why would you want to? In this new video interview a few simple questions turn into a comprehensive journey around the Whoniverse...

Any Doctor Who fan knows that Peter Capaldi is not just an actor who happened to take on the role of the Time Lord – his love of the show from an early age has been well documented – but sometimes it’s worth just taking a step back and considering what a gift it is to have someone who knows and loves the show so well playing the Doctor.

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As series nine approaches, this new interview from Doctor Who: The Fan Show is a timely reminder that Capaldi is, above all else, a massive Doctor Who fan – and when you get a Doctor Who fan started, it’s hard to get them to stop…

In the video below, Capaldi talks about the monsters he’d bring back and has a fair few ideas – Mondasian Cybermen are in there, of course – but when he’s asked which episode he’d stick in the DVD player on a rainy day, it seems as if his answer might never end, ranging around new and classic Who, taking in his assessment of several of his fellow Doctors and, in the end, covering pretty much the entire Doctor Who back catalogue. What a great rainy day in that would be…

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Peter Capaldi will be joined by Doctor Who creative head Steven Moffat at the Radio Times Festival on Friday 25th September. Later that day, former showrunner Russell T Davies will appear in his own session. Tickets for all the events at Hampton Court Palace are available here.