Bernard Cribbins on the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special

News Cameron K McEwan
22 May 2013 - 06:06
Bernard Cribbins

Bernard Cribbins tells us he's definitely not in the Doctor Who 50th anniversay special. But he did ring up to find out...

Bernard Cribbins, who played loveable Wilfred Mott in Doctor Who alongside David Tennant's Tenth Doctor, has been chatting to us about his Dalek movie (out on Blu-ray later this month) and the television show itself.

In particular, we talked about the possibility of a return for Wilf in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special but it seems he is another actor we can tick off as 'not involved'.

When asked if he is starring in the special, Bernard replied: "No, I'm not. I rang Cardiff [where the Doctor Who production unit is based] a little while ago and said, 'Am I going to be involved?' and they said, 'Well no. We're shooting at the moment and maybe something later on but at the moment, no.'" Cribbins added, "I would love to get back into it. It would be nice."

Sad news for Wilf fans, then (which we most definitely are), but it's heartening to see he was so keen for the sprightly grandfather to return. Discussing the logistics of returning actors and actresses, the National Treasure commented, "I think it's impossible. They can't even think of including everybody who's taken part in Doctor Who from the beginning up until now. There'd be hundreds and hundreds, they'd all get twelve and a half seconds each [laughs]."

Our full interview with Bernard will be published soon, where he tells about Peter Cushing, the Daleks (old and new), working with David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Russell T Davies and names his favourite Doctor.

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special airs on November 23, 2013. Doctor Who And The Daleks, and Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD are on Blu-ray on May 27th.

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