– Could Doctor Who replace the Royal family on the Pound note? That’s what children in Yorkshire want in the near future, according to a survey conducted by the Yorkshire Building Society.
The Doctor was chosen as the face of future currency in a survey of seven to 16-year-olds conducted by the Society to mark its 150th anniversary.
The Last of the Time Lords was the overwhelming favourite to be featured on the next banknote with one in six children (17%) selecting him. But hardcore Whovians will know that in the TV world; the Doctor already has enjoyed that privilege … fake notes created for a scene in the 2006 Christmas Special The Runaway Bride when a cashpoint spewed out money included the image of the tenth Doctor on the “£10” notes.
– Don’t cound Who writer Mark Gatiss among those who would be interested in seeing a Sherlock/Who crossover. He told DNIndia that…
“I don’t want to be a killjoy or Ebenezer Scrooge, but I don’t see why people are so obsessed with the idea. When I was a kid, I had no desire for TARDIS to appear alongside the Starship Enterprise. I liked them as they were.
“Having said that, I can say that if we did do it, it would disappoint people. Because the image they have in their heads will always be better.”
However Gatiss (who also serves as producer on Sherlock) did leave the door open for a Wholock comedy adventure when he added… “It may be possible to do a crossover for Comic Relief or as a sketch, but that’s it. We should be careful about not giving people everything they want.”
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