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Steven Moffat Pens Final Farewell from Bill Potts and Nardole for Last Lockdown Who

Producer, Emily Cook has released the final bonus video from the Lockdown Who project – and it looks like it could be the last Doctor Who work from Steven Moffat and Murray Gold too.

The Best of Days was meant to come out just prior to the cancelled rewatch of World Enough and Time/ The Doctor Falls, and catches up with the Twelfth Doctor’s much-loved companions, Bill Potts and Nardole (respectively, Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas).

It’s an extraordinary piece, with gorgeous visuals from Ben Pickles, and supervised by the Series 10 finale director, Rachel Talalay.

Mackie and Lucas left Doctor Who in 2017, as did then-showrunner, Steven Moffat, Twelfth Doctor actor Peter Capaldi, and composer, Murray Gold.

Moffat has since been tempted back a couple of times, most notably the Target novelisation of The Day of the Doctor, and for bonus material during the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic; however, it seems this really could be his final Doctor Who work. His first on-screen in-canon work was 2005’s The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances, so this really is the end of an era.

Thank you to all who have been involved in Lockdown Who, but especially Emily Cook, who has spearheaded the project and done an absolutely astonishing job.

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.

Steven Moffat Pens Final Farewell from Bill Potts and Nardole for Last Lockdown Who

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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