Adrian Lester - star of BBC1's Hustle has said, “I love Doctor Who. I grew up with the series. I actually own the very first copy of the Doctor Who Magazine with Tom Baker and the Daleks on the cover. The role really appeals to me.
“TV producers don’t like taking risks with casting, but that can make things a bit boring.
“It would be good to mix things up and there’s no reason why they couldn’t have a black Doctor, or a woman. In fact, why not a black woman? Though I want to play him first.”