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Catch Up with Peter Capaldi on Richard E. Grant's Ealing Comedies

The Twelfth Doctor and the Great Intelligence: a winning combination!
Okay, so maybe an upcoming episode of Doctor Who won’t pit the latest incarnation of the Doctor against the disembodied intelligence which we last saw in The Name of the Doctor (2013), but you can at least see Peter Capaldi and Richard E. Grant together for the latter’s series on comedy films, available on Catch Up for a short time only.
Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies sees the Withnail & I actor exploring the worlds and cultural impact of Ealing Studio’s humour films released between 1947 and 1958, including The Man in the White Suit, Passport to Pimlico, and Kind Hearts and Coronets; perhaps the most famous of these are The Ladykillers and The Lavender Hill Mob.
Grant, of course, played the Great Intelligence in The Snowmen, The Bells of Saint John, and The Name of the Doctor, and for these three hour-long documentaries, he’s joined by Peter Capaldi, Dame Diana Rigg (The Crimson Horror), Reece Shearsmith (Sleep No More), Sanjeev Bhaskhar (Death in Heaven), and Celie Imrie (The Bells of Saint John). Grant also played an unofficial Ninth Doctor in Scream of the Shalka.
Richard E Grant On Ealing Comedies aired on GOLD on Sundays, but you can catch up with all 3 episodes on Catch Up services.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Catch Up with Peter Capaldi on Richard E. Grant's Ealing Comedies

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