Ever the fanboy Russell T. Davies couldn’t hide his joy as he returned to the TARDIS – admitting he still gets a little ‘fanboy thrill’ when he stands before the TARDIS console and plays Time Lord.
In a clip from an upcoming South Bank Show profile, the former Doctor Who head writer was back in front of the TARDIS controls, where in a bit of show runner joshing, if you listen carefully, he seems to be about to say that his console was better.
You can distinctly hear him saying:
“It isn’t my Tardis, I had a be… I had a different Tardis, it was absolutely gorgeous, this is Peter Capaldi’s and it’s stunning.”
The special sees Davies look back over his career talking about how he broke through, why he has written the shows he did and what he is working on now (a drama about the 1980s Aids crisis called The Boys).
Davies also takes host Melvyn Bragg back to Manchester’s Canal Street – the locale of his 1999 hit Channel 4 drama Queer as Folk.
The South Bank Show: Russell T Davies is on Sky Arts on Wednesday June 29 at 8pm.