Dr Who Film Rumours

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Following the release of a home video featuring the famous film director Peter Jackson and the current Dr Who, Peter Capaldi, rumours are circulating that a movie starring our famous time lord is to be made!

The BBC TV series Doctor Who has been running for approximately 53 years and during this time there has been around 784 record-breaking episodes! For this we have to thank the Doctor’s creators Sydney Newman, C.E Webber and Donald Wilson, but there have only been two Doctor Who feature movies, both filmed in the 1960s: Dr Who and the Daleks in 1965 and a year later Daleks Invasion Earth: 2150 AD.

The first episode of this sci-fi fantasy hit TV screens on Saturday the 23rd of November 1963, so for over half a century, our famous time lord and his trusty companions have been busy travelling through time and space to save earth and distant planets from aliens, monsters and even robots.

The Doctor travels through time and space in his old friend the Tardis. The famous blue box is not at all what it seems. It is a police public call box that is bigger on the inside than the outside.

There have been thirteen Doctors starting with William Hartnell all the way through to the current time lord Peter Capaldi. Everyone has a favourite, including, no doubt, your grandparents, who probably hid behind their settee the first time they saw a dalek!

Fans of the series will be praying that film director Peter Jackson will bring the magic of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to a Doctor Who blockbuster movie.

In the meantime, let YJA know who is your favourite Doctor.


Louie, Year 6

Cottesmore Primary School


17 Responses to Dr Who Film Rumours

  1. admin December 2, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Great article, Louie! I can actually remember the very first episode and, yes, I was terrified of those daleks. At the time, no one realised that these evil machines couldn’t climb stairs so for William Hartnell – who for me is the real Dr Who -escaping should have been quite straight forward.

    Let’s hope that Peter Jackson can be persuaded to make that film!

    Bill Thompson,
    YJA Senior Editor

  2. Rob Pitman December 2, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Hi Louie

    Great article I really enjoyed learning about the potential for a new Dr Who movie – especially if Peter Jackson is involved!

    How do you feel about it being directed by Peter Jackson? Do you think he would make a good director for this project? I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

    Keep up the good work – will be looking for your next article!!


  3. Mrs Rachel Thomas December 2, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Congratulations Louie, I am so pleased to see your report has been published.
    I live with a Dr Who fanatic and he assures me that Tom Baker was the best Doctor. I certainly remember hiding behind the sofa as a child when the Dalek’s come on screen.

  4. Matt December 2, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Great article Louie! So many of the Young Journalists I work with absolutely LOVE Dr Who..It will be interesting to see Dr Who get the epic Peter Jackson treatment.

    Keep everyone updated with this one Louie, sounds like there is a film blockbuster being planned.

    YJA Co-Editor

  5. Sam December 2, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Wow! This is very exciting news. I’m a big fan of Peter Jackson and the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films but have to admit I haven’t watched Dr Who in years…But perhaps this could be the time to reignite my interests in it.

    The last time I watched Dr Who was when Sylvester McCoy was in it during 1987-89 so a very long time ago!!

    Great article – keep up the good work Louie.

    YJA Managing Editor

  6. Dave December 2, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Louie this is wonderful.

    It is so nice to see that Doctor Who still attracts fans, so long into its 6th decade.

    Tom Baker wanted to do a Doctor Who film, back in the day. It was to be called ‘Doctor Who meets Scratchman’ lots about it if you Google it.

    Who is my favourite Doctor? I’ve already answered it for you…I think. My favourite Doctor is just The Doctor. To quote Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethrbridge-Stewart. “Wonderful Chap! All of them!”


  7. Sarah December 3, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Wonderful article Louie. I love the films that Peter Jackson makes and I reckon he’d do a pretty good job of bringing Dr Who to the big screen.

    Matt Smith has been my favourite Dr to date because of how brilliantly quirky he was, with Tom Baker and his fantastic scarf a close second.


  8. Mr and Mrs Hall December 3, 2015 at 11:05 am

    WOW Louie what a fantastic report. You’ve clearly worked very hard on this and we are very proud of both you and what you have achieved. Maybe a career in journalism is beckoning?
    Mum and Dad

  9. Tom December 3, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Truly amazing article Louie I was also a witness of of the first episode with all the multicolored dalecks-get well soon

  10. louis December 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Great article Louie! My favourite doctor is Matt Smith.

  11. Jake December 3, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I don’t watch Doctor Who but that was a very good article. Well done Louis!

  12. fran December 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I don’t watch Doctor Who but that article was amazing. Well done Louis!

  13. Victoria Buckley December 8, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Wow, Louie! What a fantastic piece of work! Congratulations on having your writing published.

    Mrs Buckley

  14. Ashley Smart December 21, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Well done Louie, your article is really fantastic. I remember when me and my family used to watch it.

  15. Tobias Hall (Louie's brother) January 4, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    big very good work louie keep up the good journilsm u r my
    interesting brother remember me. 😉 🙂

    undeniably good

  16. Cameron Hall (Louie's other brother) January 4, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    oh louie itis so great i love it so much it is amazing……………………

  17. Maddison Hall (Louie's sister) January 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Well done!I don’t watch doctor who but it’s amazing 🙂 😉 well done !