Paul McGann returns as the Eighth Doctor for a BBC mini-episode

Up until this week, Paul McGann’s screen presence as the Eighth Doctor was limited to Doctor Who: The Movie.  Therefore, it came as a surprise to some to watch a new six-minute mini-episode prelude to next week’s Day of the Doctor and see McGann return to the role.  It’s also notable for fans because it shows his regeneration into the next Doctor… and in so doing, re-numbers all of the Doctors that came after him.  Give it a watch!




  1. Great thing about this official mini episode, it makes the 1996 movie official cannon, and if you listen to the names of the people he’s failed, they are the companions from the audio plays, making them part of the official Doctor cannon as well.

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