April 14, 2012

In an interview at the press showing of the Doctor Who episode Tooth and Claw David and Russell put to rest all the rumors that the BBC forced Davies to get rid of David's accent: 

"It didn't bother me one way or another," says Tennant. "It doesn't make me any less Scottish not doing a Scottish accent. But it was nice to have one episode where Russell came up with the idea of the Doctor having a Scottish accent - which remarkably the doctor could do..."

Davies, for his part, strenuously denies that it was a result of any sort of BBC dictat. "I absolutely swear to you on my life!" he protests. 

Scotsman - :April 7, 2006 - Emma Cowing