Trilogies are funny things. The Back To The Future trilogy, for instance, consisted of one phenomenally successful first installment followed by a couple of less worthy sequels, shot back-to-back a few years later – something that The Matrix emulated down almost to the last detail. Meanwhile, Peter Jackson shot all three Lord of the Rings movies at once, and did the same thing with The Hobbit. In construction terms, this is a Peter Jackson. I have better luck on planes, but I’ve got his beard. Heck, I’ve even got his waistline.
Anyway, this is the closing installment, and while there is a certain amount of cutting room floor material we currently have no plans to produce a special extended edition with all those things that were cut out for a reason (in the same way that the BBC currently has no plans to cast a female Doctor). But I would like to take this opportunity once again to thank all the wonderful DWC people who submitted material, making this one of the easiest (and most fun to assemble) pieces I’ve ever worked on in my time here. That said, as it’s the last one in the series, not all of you are going to get out alive. Someone is going to have to give their life in a heart-wrenching moment of self-sacrifice so that the others can get out of the caves alive. My money’s on Simon. Hold the door, Simon.
If for any reason you’ve missed parts one and two, or wanted to hotlink to them again, you can reach them here and here. In case of emergency, exits are here, here and here. Oh, and please try not to fall over Peter Jackson.
1. Celebrity Doctor Who fan David Beckham actually appeared in Evolution of the Daleks as a hybrid Dalek Human.
2. There is a cut of the Sixth Doctor story The Two Doctors wherein Jamie and Peri swap wardrobes.
3. Matthew Waterhouse’s vocabulary is limited to only three words: ‘I’ and ‘am’ and ‘Groot’, specifically in that order.
4. ‘Torchwood’ is an anagram of ‘Rose Tyler, Defender of Earth’.
5. The character of Kamelion was introduced as a direct response by JNT to an journalist’s criticism of Nyssa’s performance being somewhat ‘robotic’ A source close to to the producer indicates he wrote to the paper’s editor stating “THAT’s a robotic performance!” enclosing several ounces of nail clippings and glitter.
6. Tom Baker’s first catch on Pokémon Go was a Charizard with 2130 CP.
7. During filming for The Curse of the Black Spot, Hugh Bonneville fed a family of five for a week using produce grown in his beard.
8. Peter Davison has £12,814 due in library book fines.
9. Anthony Ainley rejected 17 toupees created by costume designer June Hudson for his debut as the Master in Logopolis. He felt that June’s designs (which used real human hair) were ‘too convincing’. Ainley eventually fashioned his own wig using fake fur from the Taran wood beast which he found in the Who costume store. “Truly evil people have bizarre unconvincing hair,” Ainley noted.
10. William Hartnell wore a wig during his time on the show to hide his voluminous ginger afro.
11. While in the Navy, Jon Pertwee served time alongside Ian Fleming, Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Ian McNiece, Ian Hislop, Iain Duncan Smith, and Gyles Brandreth.
12. Sylvester McCoy once spent an entire year dressed as a ferret in a lab coat.
13. Did you know that if Tom Baker shaved all of his hair off and laid it end to end, no one would be surprised? Also, it would stretch all the way from the old BBC Television Centre in London to Hillview Road in Croydon, where Sarah Jane Smith lived when she first met the Doctor.
14. Inspired by talk of the Frost Fairs in A Good Man Goes to War, Stevie Wonder went to busk under London Bridge. He hasn’t been seen since.
Consummate bullsh*t artists: Tony Jones, Simon Mills, James Lomond, Peter Shaw, Katie Gribble, and Phil ‘Hellraiser’ Bates.