Or rather, the actor who plays the 12th Doctor, the inimitable Peter Capaldi, will visit New Zealand later this year for an intimate evening with fans.
While this is good news, personally, I would have relished the chance to share an evening with Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker, the inventively foul-mouthed PR practitioner from BBC series The Thick Of It.
Regardless, Kiwi Whovians will no doubt be delighted by the news. Press release below…
“BBC Worldwide ANZ today announced that Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, will head to Auckland, New Zealand on the 24th November for an intimate evening with fans.
This visit will follow on from the Doctor Who Festival in Sydney to be held in November and last year’s successful Doctor Who: The World Tour where Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman visited seven cities, in 12 days including Sydney, Seoul, New York and Rio de Janeiro.
Commenting on the forthcoming trip Peter Capaldi said: “New Zealand was one of the first countries to ever show Doctor Who, so this feels like a very special trip. To reach a place that has kept the flame alive for so very long, kind of feels like Doctor Who is coming home.”
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Doctor Who Series 9 will premiere on Prime later this year. ”