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Peter Jackson eager to film Doctor Who episode with Matt Smith

Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson has revealed he would love to make an episode of Doctor Who.

He has offered to work on an episode of the BBC show after current Time Lord Matt Smith suggested the Kiwi film-maker would be perfect to helm the show.

Jackson, who has just finished filming his two-part adaptation of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit in New Zealand, said show bosses should "name a time and place".

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Peter Jackson Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Smith told New Zealand's Waikato Times;

"I think it would be an absolutely wonderful place to film Doctor Who.

"Let's get Peter Jackson to direct one and go and make it in New Zealand. I would love to, I will campaign endlessly to come over and film there."

Responding to Smith, the Oscar-winning movie boss told the same paper: "I'm a huge Doctor Who fan, and I think Matt's fantastic. Just name a time and place, and I'll be there."

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