I found a fascinating piece of trivia — a proposed BBC show being considered in 2004 (just before the revival) with Paul McGann as a mysterious figure with more than a few similarities to a certain time lord. The piece is by someone with the handle bluehinter over on a blog called Observation Deck.
The piece is well worth a look as it has footage shot with Paul McGann dressed not unlike a certain later incarnation who was appear to appear on-screen. As bluehinter says, surely somebody can take these and splice in some modern Who and Murray Gold musical magic?
The article is here: Paul McGann stars in a 2004 Doctor Who fever dream — I’m interested to know what you think!