Becoming the Eighth Doctor with Paul McGann, Part 2

Paul McGann
Paul McGann

This week—this month!—I have the honor and pleasure of talking with actor Paul McGann. He started his career in the West End, moving to TV with the BBC’s Monocled Mutineer, and to film with the cult classic Withnail and I. His credits also include Horatio Hornblower, Luther, and the Dickens adaptation Our Mutual Friend, and he’s narrated numerous documentaries. All that said, he’s probably best known as the Eighth Doctor from Doctor Who.

In the second of two episodes, Paul and I talk about working in radio/audio, the way lockdown has changed recording audio, working with Richard E. Grant, his thoughts on Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, earlier roles in The Hanging Gale and The Monocled Mutineer, and why he left social media.

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Initially when we did the the Doctor Who audios we were learning how to do it while we were doing it, you know? This is how it should be. That’s part of the thrill.

Paul McGann

Show links

Paul McGann on IMDB

The BBC’s Eighth Doctor page

Big Finish Eighth Doctor stories

Paul’s Eighth Doctor audition

Always Crashing in the Same Car

The Curse of Fatal Death

Scream of the Shalka trailer

Jaron Lanier’s Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Richard E. Grant’s Withnail re-enactments and more

Much Ado About Nothing musical tracks


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