I hear that the new Doctor Who wants to be the old Doctor Who, so a new Doctor Who is required. Here's my shortlist. It's in no particular order, but my favourite is at the top.
1. FREDDIE JONES
Of course. The Doctor doesn't always have to get younger, you know. One of the last of a half dozen or so eccentric British actors who could have played the Doctor at any time in the last fifty years, Freddie may not be as spry as he used to be, but his genius is undimmed. Do it, you craven licence gobbling fools, he already has the suit!
2. TOBY JONES
Son of Freddie, but a fine actor in his own right. He's already been in Doctor Who, so knows where everything is. Maybe he and Freddie could play aspects of the same man, a two dimensions for the price of one type thing. Come on, Beeb, I'm writing your storylines for you now!
3. HUGH DANCY
Hugh is currently cerebral and intense as creepy FBI agent Will Graham in gory TV spin off Hannibal. He could be a shadowy, secretive Doctor - darker, more ambiguous. Has the right hair.
4. MATT BERRY
Why shouldn't the Doctor be pompous, grandiloquent, ridiculous, hungover, prone to going much too far? As a multi-instrumentalist, Matt could also bring some musicality to the role. I'd also very much like to hear how he'd pronounce 'DALEK'.
5. TOM BAKER
Because sometimes bendy wendy timey wimey makes regenerations go wrong...