Plans to reunite all the actors who have played Doctor Who are under consideration to mark the show’s 50th anniversary.
The current doctor, played by Matt Smith, could be joined by the seven surviving actors who have played the part in a one-off special episode.
The first three actors to play the Doctor, William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee, have died but could appear on screen by mixing old footage and new technology.
Yesterday’s reports suggested that Tom Baker, 79, Peter Davison, 61, Colin Baker, 69, Sylvester McCoy, 69, Paul McGann, 53, Christopher Eccleston, 48, and David Tennant, 41, had been approached.
The plans to mark the anniversary, including a one-off drama about the start of the long-running BBC hit, have raised questions over Smith’s future.
Speaking last year, he said he was not planning to bow out any time soon, adding: “We’ve got Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary coming up in November 2013, and I’d hope to be part of it.”