Doctor Who the Musical?

Love him or hate him, this Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who sees the return of James Corden as he once again plays the role of Craig, the Doctor’s flatmate from 2010’s The Lodger.

This year, the dynamic duo is up against the Cybermen in Gareth Robert’s Closing Time – something that everyone is talking about at the moment.

In an interview with the Radio Times to publicise his return, Corden talks about Doctor Who and what he would like to see the series do in the future. His thoughts are that there should be a musical episode of Doctor Who, following on from the popularity of television shows such as Glee and others.

A great example of a fantasy show that broke the mould of its regular way of storytelling to deliver a musical episode in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. In the episode “Once More With Feeling”, the cast keep spontaneously breaking out into song as they explain important plot points. It worked then, with great success, and it could certainly work now.

But what would you like to see? Should the Doctor burst out into song randomly during an episode? Would it be one of the best things that television could offer? Or would it end up looking and sounding more like The Ultimate Adventure?

Let’s have a vote!


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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