Mischievous RTD & Moff

Starting this Thursday is Russell T Davies’ latest venture, the interlinked projects Cucumber, Banana and Tofu. We’ve now seen the first episode of each, and it’s very much worth making arrangements to make sure you don’t miss them.

Davies has been promoting the shows over the past couple of weeks, and on Saturday, he appeared on Graham Norton’s Radio 2 programme as part of that. And whilst on the show, he was asked about a Doctor Who film.

“I think it should be in cinemas immediately”, Davies replied. “It would be glorious. Imagine queueing up at the cinema to go and see a Doctor Who film”.

So would he be interested in writing it? “Yes please! If we could get the lawyers and contracts flying now. You know, I would do that because I think there’s a big leap to be made”.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said: “An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action – for one of our scariest adventures yet!”
On set filming for the new series, Peter Capaldi added: “The adventures begin again for myself and Jenna and I’m delighted to be back filming my second series of Doctor Who.”
Paul Kaye

Paul Kaye who played Thoros of Myr in the third series of Game of Thrones joins the Doctor Who cast for the two-part episode. A comedian and actor, Paul is also well-known for being the voice of Vincent the fox on the puppet-based BBC comedy Mongrels.

Commenting on his role, Paul Kaye, said: “As a kid of the 1970’s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable. I actually wrote a song called ‘Looking for Davros’ in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present TOTP back in the mid ‘90s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double. Peter is a perfect Doctor and I’m loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever!”

Also starring in the episodes will be Morven Christie who recently played the role of Amanda in the crime drama Grantchester and also featured in Death in Paradise (2014) and Twenty Twelve.

(L-R) Christie, Ali, McFarlane and Stone

Arsher Ali, who played the part of Malik Suri in the critically acclaimed The Missing (BBC One), takes up a role in the guest cast alongside Colin McFarlane, who appeared in Eastenders as part of the “Who Killed Lucy Beale?” storyline. Recognised for her theatre and TV performances, actress Sophie Stone appears in the show for the first time. Sophie was the lead actress in the play Woman of Flowers and has appeared in Midsummer Murders and Casualty.

Also joining Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) and confirmed for roles in the double episode are Zaqi Ismail, Steven Robertson (Being Human) and the tallest man in Britain, Neil Fingleton (Game of Thrones, X-Men: First Class). Further guest cast for series 9 will be released over the coming months.

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