Iannucci: “I’d love to write Doctor Who!”

It would appear that the man behind Peter Capaldi’s most famous role, Malcolm Tucker, is anxious to get in the thick of the TARDIS! Speaking with What’s On TV, Veep creator and Thick of It writer, Armando Iannucci, has expressed interest in writing an episode of Doctor Who. Steven Moffat hasn’t officially asked him…yet. He says that “it would be great because I love sci-fi and I grew up with Doctor Who as well.”

Peter Capaldi

Perhaps the most interesting part of the interview is Iannucci’s thoughts on the kind of Doctor Capaldi is going to be:

“He won’t be Malcolm – that’s the thing…He’s really funny, so I imagine there’ll be lots of humour there, but he can also be powerful and tragic. It’ll be interesting to see if they do stories that allow him to play to those things!”

Would you like to see an episode by Armando? Or do you think the series may be a bit out of his wheelhouse?


“That’s bacon! Are you trying to poison me?” And from that line on, I’ve been unable to stop watching, reading, musing about the Doctor. As a recent transplant to the Whoniverse, I’ve been trying to soak up as much Who-related knowledge as possible. That journey has taken me from the Tenth Planet to the Fields of Trenzalore and gently set me at the edge of my seat for what’s next. It’s an honor to be here and I plan to bring a unique perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey alongside me.

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