His Marquis de Carabas in Neverwhere was pretty bloody excellent.
Loved the book, is it worth getting hold of the show?
Hmmmmm, very typically cheap SFX and wobbly sets, which the Beeb did so
well back then, but overall, it's worth watching. I rather liked Door, but it's one programme that I'd really love to see redone with a good cast and a proper budget for the SFX. Stardust shows how Neil's books can be brought to life. I'll ask him about Neverwhere being redone when I meet him a week Friday.
As far as gravitas and the Doctor is concerned, that went out the door after William Hartnell; now he was
a scary, cantankerous old bugger, and is my favourite Doctor, but after him, Troughton was a bit of a clown, Baker was mad as a bag of owls, and Pertwee was as camp as a Boy Scout Jamboree! Davidson was pretty much where I lost touch with Doctor Who, as I worked Saturday afternoons and got home too late to watch it.
Of the new Doctors, Matt is my favourite, and is going to be difficult to replace, but I wouldn't mind a female Doctor, there are female Time Lords, and we've never seen his granddaughter since Hartnell left the rôle.
Cumberbatch would be brilliant
, but it ain't going to happen, sadly. After seeing him in Star Trek, his Doctor would be incredible, truly mesmerising.
Eddie Izzard, now there's
an idea, I reckon he'd be pretty good.