Veteran actor Brian Blessed once turned down the lead role in Dr Who as he was "too busy" and claims an Asian actor play the Time Lord.
Dr Who's teary goodbye to assistant and love interest Rose beat classics Star Wars and Alien to the top spot.
The identity of the Doctor to replace Matt Smith will be announced on television tonight with Peter Capaldi still the bookmakers' favourite
Of all the strange reasons for transport delays - freak snowstorms, the wrong kind of leaves, stray pets - a moving fleet of genetically modified robotic mechanical shells is not usually one of them.
But Transport for London tweeted today: "The filming of Doctor Who has finished at Westminster Bridge, the Daleks are in the process of being removed."
If an invasion of London has begun, the authorities can't be accused of over-reacting.