Is Peter Capaldi In More Than One Episode of Class?

Does The Mail on Sunday know something we don’t, or is it a simple error? In yesterday’s supplement, the newspaper chose Class as this Saturday’s “Pick of the Day” – which bodes well, but further raises questions about exactly how many episodes the Twelfth Doctor will appear in…

Now, we already know Peter Capaldi’s incarnation of the Time Lord is in the first episodes, For Tonight We Might Die, but the publication goes on:

“Capaldi is set to make a handful of guest appearances during the run, and as the regular series is off our screens at the moment, it’s great to see him in action.”

Colour us intrigued!

This could be a simple journalistic error, it could be speculation, or it could be confirmation that the Doctor will crop up numerous times throughout Class‘ 8 episode run. Frankly, we don’t know! As it’s the Doctor that initially binds Charlie, April, Tanya, Ram, and Miss Quill together, it’s not a great leap to imagine that he’d also be there as the series concludes too, but nothing has been confirmed so far. If it is a mistake, the writer is otherwise genned-up on their Doctor Who spin-off history, so this is an odd oversight.

Rather pleasingly, the publication does award Class a tip-top 5 stars.

This seemingly flies in the face of what Class writer, Patrick Ness said about cameos at the New York Comic Con:

“I think cameo appearances are like penises; if you put it in the scene, it’s all people are going to look at. So you have to have it there for a really, really good reason… I don’t want anything to take away from the story.”

Hard to argue with that.

Nonetheless, if the Doctor were in Class for more than just one episodes, we’re pretty sure there’d be a good reasons, and that he wouldn’t detract from the story at all.

So will Peter Capaldi be in more than just one episode of Class? We can’t wait to find out…

Class debuts at 10am on BBCThree on Saturday 22nd October, with a double-bill.