Stuart Manning: "An outtake from the PeterCapaldi DoctorWho shoot I art directed for RadioTimes. Peter insisted on doing a sketch for the Dalek to work out how to draw the arms correctly as a mirror image. Great pics by Richard Grassie.
I love Peter Capaldi as The Doctor. He's such a wonderful actor, and he's done a beautiful job with the role in spite of the crappy writing they've given him to work with for some of his episodes. He still manages to be The Doctor through it all. I hope he gets to have nothing but wonderful writing from now on. But, either way, I know I'll be very sad to see him go whenever they have The Doctor regenerate.
With Fires of Pompeii they offered me the part and I didn’t even read the script and said that I just want to do this. But my wife said “No, you mustn’t. You are a professional actor. You have to read the script and see what it’s like.” David was great. He showed me the TARDIS which I found quite moving. I didn’t realise that a few years later I would be “driving” it myself. It is a very wonderful place to be.