Peter Capaldi wants David Bowie and Keith Richards to guest star in ‘Doctor Who’

Capaldi also reveals he is a big fan of 'new wave music and rock and roll'

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has revealed that he would like David Bowie and Keith Richards to guest star on the BBC’s long-running sci-fi show.

The Timelord actor told the audience at a special advanced screening of the first two episodes of Doctor Who‘s new series that Bowie would make a “very good” guest on the show.

Bowie famously appeared as himself in a 2006 episode of Ricky Gervais’ sitcom Extras. His most recent acting role was a brief cameo as himself in the 2009 teen movie Bandslam.

Capaldi also told the audience at the Cardiff screening that he would love to see “Keith Richards stumbling around the TARDIS, knocking out a few chords”. The Rolling Stones legend has previously shown off his acting chops in the Pirates Of The Caribbean films, in which he plays Captain Teague, the father of Johnny Depp’s character Captain Jack Sparrow.

Capaldi, who is seen playing the guitar in a trailer for Doctor Who‘s new series, also told the audience in Cardiff: “The punk explosion started when I was about 18 so I love new wave music and rock and roll.”

Doctor Who‘s ninth post-revival series will begin with a two-parter written by show-runner Steven Moffat. The first part, ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’, will air on BBC One on September 19, followed by the second part, which is titled ‘The Witch’s Familiar’, on September 26.

Alongside Peter Capaldi’s Doctor and Jenna Coleman’s companion Clara Osward, the episodes will feature the return of Michelle Gomez’s Missy, the current incarnation of the Master, as well as guest star Jemma Redgrave as a character called Kate Stewart. Watch a trailer for the first episode here.