"Doctor Who Archive website has an interesting story/rumour. Maybe this numbering malarkey wouldn’t be necessary if the 50th hadn’t had to be re-written to replace Eccleston (see Hurt saying his casting was very last minute and quick). Maybe even that didn’t have to be the case and all this is…
Very interesting if true, but I doubt it. I mean, John Hurt was probably cast at the last minute, but that’s just how TV works.
Always wondered about the Skinner thing, though.
And even if Moffat did say ‘no’ about Joe Ahearne returning, I imagine he’d already told Nick Hurran that he could direct it.
Whatever the story is, we’ll probably have to wait years to get everyone’s side of the story.
It’ll make for some veeeery interesting DVD/Blu-Ray/Whatever it is we’re using by then Documentaries.