How do you whip fans into a frenzy without revealing anything crucial?
Ask the marketing people at the BBC.
All summer, we’ve heard rumors that a cache of lost Doctor Who episodes have been returned to the BBC. Despite constant denials by the BBC, fans are still hoping that as many as 96 of the missing episodes from the William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton era have been returned or are in the process of being returned.
The idea that the next Doctor could be female isn’t a new one. Tom Baker suggested it on his way out the door in 1981 and it’s cropped up every time the role becomes available since that time.