Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor Makes Epic Comeback as "The Doctor Falls" is Nominated for a BAFTA Cymru
'The Doctor Falls' is back in the spotlight.
Peter Capaldi played the Twelfth Doctor from August 2013 until December 2017, when he bowed out in the Christmas Special "Twice Upon a Time." For his final series as the Doctor, Capaldi was joined by Pearl Mackie, who played Bill Potts, and Matt Lucas, who played cyborg Nardole. The trio travelled far into the future and the past, battling many monsters, including the fan favourite Ice Warriors, the Monks, the Master and, of course, the (Mondasian) Cybermen.
Now, two years after its initial release, Capaldi’s Series 10 swan song is back in the spotlight, as an episode is surprisingly nominated for a BAFTA Cymru. The list was published today online.
The Series 10 finale "The Doctor Falls" has been nominated for the Special and Visual Effects award, with the Production Team credited for the award. Also in this category are Bait Studio for Apostle and the Production Team for Final Score.
"The Doctor Falls" saw the departure of the two companions, Bill and Nardole, as well as Michelle Gomez’s incarnation of The Master/Missy after John Simm’s Master killed his future self with his Laser Screwdriver.
The finale saw the Doctor face an explosive war against the Cybermen of all designs, from across all the years of the hit BBC show. After severely injuring Capaldi’s Doctor, the Cybermen are destroyed, and that specific floor of the colony ship is a total wasteland. As Bill and Heather [Stephanie Hyam] return the Doctor to the TARDIS to rest in peace, they go adventuring off into space and time as the Twelfth Doctor awakes and faces his first ever incarnation for one last adventure before regenerating.
With Capaldi’s series receiving a nomination, the current Doctor actress, Jodie Whittaker, leads the BAFTA Cymru nominations for the science fiction show. Whittaker—the Thirteenth Doctor—has been nominated in the Best Actress category. Also fighting for the award are Eiry Thomas (Enid a Lucy), Gabrielle Creevy (In My Skin) and Sian Gibson (Peter Kay’s Car Share).
The next nomination for Doctor Who is Production Design with Arwel Wyn Jones as the nominee going up against Catrin Meredydd (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), James North (A Discovery of Witches), and Thomas Pearce (Apostle). Wyn Jones has previously worked on the Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures, and now he’s back as he designed the current TARDIS interior, which first appeared in Series 11 in 2018. As well as the TARDIS interior, Wyn Jones also designed the new Sonic Screwdriver, which saw the Thirteenth Doctor make it from scratch.
Then comes the Production Team for Capaldi’s series finale special and visual effects, but following that is the category Television Drama, where Doctor Who is up against Enid A Lucy, In My Skin and On the Edge: Through the Gates.
The 28th BAFTA Cymru ceremony is confirmed to take place on Sunday 13th October at St David’s Hall in Cardiff, with Huw Stephens presenting. The award winners are expected to be announced online as they’re announced, so keep your eyes peeled for them.
Jodie Whittaker will be returning as the Thirteenth Doctor for a second series—Series 12 —when the series airs in early 2020. Also re-joining Whittaker are Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. It has been confirmed the TARDIS team will be facing fan favourite the Judoon, who return for their first full story since they first appeared back in Series 3 in 2007.
Further images taken by fans, who spotted the Doctor Who production team shooting at an outdoor location, show the deadly Cybermen storming back to our screens. Whilst the BBC are keeping tight lipped, it seems fans are in for a treat when Series 12 airs.