Peter Capaldi reveals his favourite Doctor Who episodes (that he’s not in)

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Peter Capaldi

In an interview with the New York Observer, Twelfth Doctor actor Peter Capaldi has been discussing all things Doctor Who.

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When asked what his favourite Doctor Who episodes are, that he does not star in, Capaldi replied:

“I like a lot of them, I like the The Girl in the Fireplace, that’s a good one. I like Rose. I think Rose is really good. Dalek, obviously is great. The Vampires of Venice—I think Matt’s particularly good in that, because he has this wonderful quality of an old head on young shoulders. He’s very youthful, but he has this strange wisdom about him, and I think he manages, particularly in that episode, he walked that tightrope of being the young and the old doctor at the same time.

And David of course, in The Girl in the Fireplace, you get the first sort of glimpse of a Doctor who could have a romantic life which was wonderful, which only David could do that.”

Rose

Originally broadcast in 2005 - starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper as the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler respectively; written by Russell T Davies. This was the first episode of Doctor Who since the 1996 TV Movie and, in the UK, was watched by over ten million viewers.

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Dalek

Originally broadcast in 2005 - starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper as the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler respectively; written by Robert Shearman. This story was loosely based on the Big Finish audio drama, Jubilee.

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The Girl in the Fireplace

Originally broadcast in 2006 - starring David Tennant and Billie Piper as the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler respectively; written by Steven Moffat. This was the second story from future show runner Steven Moffat and featured the terrifying Clockwork Droids.

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The Vampires of Venice

Originally broadcast in 2010 - starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams respectively; written by Toby Whithouse. Eagle-eyed fans could spot the Doctor’s library card which featured an image of the First Doctor, as played by William Hartnell, and his name “Dr. J. Smith”.

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Read the full interview with Peter Capaldi here.