Doctor Who, the Time Lord, not Matt Smith, although the two bear an uncanny resemblance at the moment, is to appear on Who Do You Think You Are.
"Who Do You Think You Are is a television program about genealogy," said program producer, Jean O'Rourke. "That's family history for those that don't speak University like what I do. It's not to do with work trousers, in the same way cardiology is about hearts and not buttoned jumpers, and pathology is about drive ways and not dead bodies."
The program makers explorer the grandparents, great grandparents, great great grandparents, and sometimes even the great great grandparents, in case nothing interesting has happened in the first three generations. They then make out that the star is stumbling upon the information despite a team of fifty researchers being needed to locate the details.
"We are having one or two problems with the Doctor," said O'Rourke. "For a start, he's nearly a millennia old, and most parish records only go back six hundred years. On top of this, his birth records are on Gallifrey, a planet he destroyed, taking all his relatives, documents and any trace of his history with it. It could be an identity scam."
The Doctor himself has been rather reticent about coming forward with such details as his parents names, his siblings names and the names of any wives or children he or any relative may have had now or in the future.
"It's a real headache," said O'Rourke. "We've had to draft in another fifty researchers, as there's the whole of time and space to scour to try and find some information."
It is expected that The Doctor version Doctor, Who Do You Think You Are will be broadcast in the Autumn. Although the Autumn of which year has yet to be determined.
"At the rate we're going," said O'Rourke, "it could be the Autumn of 1854!"