By Ben Rawson-Jones, Cult Editor
The BBC has rejected tabloid claims that Paul McGann has been cast in a forthcoming Doctor Who special.McGann portrayed the eighth incarnation of The Doctor in a 1996 television movie and a series of spinoff audio adventures. The Sun claimed that he will reprise the role in a 2009 special written by Russell T. Davies.
The article stated that he is "expected to begin filming in October or November" and will shoot scenes set during the Time War, an event that is key to the current mythology of the revived series.
However, a spokeswoman for the show told Digital Spy: "There is no truth to the story at all."