New hairdo for shorn Who

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DE­PART­ING Doc­tor Who star Matt Smith is in­trigued to find out how the sci-fi se­ries’ cre­ator Steven Mof­fat will deal with his miss­ing hair. The Bri­tish ac­tor shaved off his fa­mous TV hairstyle and now sports a tidy crop, and he’s en­cour­ag­ing Mof­fat to de­vise a plot­line that ex­plains his new look. The coif will be there for the fi­nale in some way, shape, or form, but I think it could be quite funny to have the bald hair. I think you could have, like, that Ma­caulay Culkin scene in Home Alone when he, like, slaps on the af­ter­shave – I think the Doc­tor could sort of wake up and be like, ‘Ah!’,’’ he says. ‘‘I’m sure Steven will come up with some­thing. He’ll come up with some­thing clever.’’ Smith will hand over the keys to Doc­tor Who’s Tardis af­ter star­ring in the next Christ­mas spe­cial. Doc­tor Who airs in Aus­tralia on the ABC, with en­cores of var­i­ous se­ries play­ing on UK-TV and SF Chan­nel. In other Doc­tor Who news, An­tipodean writer Neil Cross will re­turn to write at least one episode of Doc­tor Who for new Time Lord Ca­paldi. Cross, who penned se­ries seven’s The Rings Of Akhaten and Hide tells Stuff.co.nz: ‘‘I am go­ing back. I have got story ideas tucked away, but if I told you about them I would have to kill you. There’s a whole bunch of stuff I want to do. (Ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer) Steven (Mof­fat) is clearly very busy with the 50th an­niver­sary spe­cial and Christ­mas spe­cial (for now).’’

Doc­tor Who: Var­i­ous days and times, ABC2, UK-TV; SF Chan­nel.

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