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The Sunday Mirror is reporting that Doctor Who might be about to make a comeback, though the rumours are to be taken with a pinch of salt.

The newspaper states that Alan Yentob is behind the moves to bring back the show and wishes to air a 90 minute special in the autumn with the lead either going to Sylvester McCoy or Tom Baker.

The paper goes on to add that if the special is a success it would be followed by a full series.

The rumour, however, should be approached with caution as it seems to be a misreading of current BBC plans for a 30th-anniversary video special.

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A battle for the Tardis is looming as Dr Who prepares for a sensational TV comeback.

Former Doctors Tom Baker and Sylvester McCoy are front-runners to star in a 90-minute special that Who fan Alan Yentob, BBC1 controller, has lined up for the autumn.

And Baker is the current red-hot favourite.

A source close to Yentob said: “It’s really between Tom and Sylvester McCoy and the hot money is on Tom.

“He’s the most popular Doctor with fans, goes to all the Dr Who conventions and has indicated his willingness to play the part again.”

The special programme is being made thanks to Yentob’s passion for long-running series. A new series will follow if audience ratings and response are encouraging.

The cult sci-fi was axed by former controller Jonathan Powell in 1989.

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