Would the BBC invest in a third Doctor Who spin-off, this time starring Lee Evans as Professor Malcolm Taylor and Noma Dumezweni as UNIT Captain Magambo?
Popular tabloid the Sun certainly thinks so, and under the headline “Lee’s spin-off spectactular” they claim that Russell “Stoke the flames” T Davies is considering a show dedicated to Taylor:
â€œLee and Noma are a spin-off series waiting to happen. UNIT soldiers often work best as half of a double-act, so Magambo needed a foil, though we never dreamed weâ€™d get to cast the part so well.â€ He added the spin-off could even make it to air late this year.
Russell, who quits the show after the next three specials, said: â€œThe team is busy on more projects which might give an extra boost to Doctor Who fans in the autumn.
â€œItâ€™s too early to reveal these plans.â€
Not that early though, surely?