Monday, 24 February 2014

New Doctor Who Companion Announced

The BBC today named the actor cast as the new male companion to join Doctor Who later this year. Samuel Anderson will play Danny Pink (pictured), a colleague of Clara at Coal Hill School. Anderson and Jenna Coleman worked together before on Emmerdale.
On joining the programme, Anderson said "I was so excited to join Doctor Who.. it's a quintessential part of British culture and I can't believe I'm part of it. It's an honour to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna and I can't wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo!"

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Doctor Who Vs. The Beast Must Die

This low-budget British B-movie was shown on the Horror channel yesterday. In fact, the production - released in 1974 - was so cheap that an Alsatian doubled for the werewolf! Peter Cushing led the cast here (pictured as Dr Lundgren) in another Amicus horror feature, again co-produced by the Dalek film makers, Max Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky.
Eight other co-stars with Doctor Who connections here are:
  • Michael Gambon (Jarmokowski) portrayed both Elliot and Kazran Sardick in A Christmas Carol
  • Anton Diffring (Pavel) was De Flores in Silver Nemesis
  • Tom Chadbon (Foote) played Duggan in City of Death, Merdeen in The Mysterious Planet, and voiced Gordon for No More Lies (Big Finish, 2007)
  • Sam Mansary (Butler) was a Delegate in Mission to the Unknown, a Journalist in The War Machines, and a Diplomat in Day of the Daleks
  • Andrew Lodge (Pilot) was an Assistant in The Savages
  • Carl Bohen (Hunter) was a Tharil in Warriors' Gate
  • Valentine Dyall (the Break voice) was the Black Guardian from The Armageddon Factor to Enlightenment, and voiced Slarn for Slipback (Radio 4, 1985)
  • Bill Mitchell (Narrator) was a Newcaster in Frontier in Space, and voiced Zor for The Pescatons (Argo, 1976)
  • Ted Samuels had also worked on SFX for both Dalek films