A special Doctor Who edition of BBC quiz Pointless is to air later this month.
The quiz one-off will be broadcast on Saturday, March 23 at 6pm on BBC One – one week before Doctor Who returns to our screens.
Famous faces from Doctor Who putting their obscure knowledge to the test include Sylvester McCoy (the Seventh Doctor) with Sophie Aldred (his assistant Ace) and Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott) paired with Jacqueline King (Sylvia Noble).
They will face Nicola Bryant (Peri) playing with Andrew Hayden-Smith (Jake Simmons) and Louise Jameson (Leela) alongside Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in the 1960s).
Alexander Armstrong will host, with co-presenter Richard Osman receiving some robotic assistance in the form of the Doctor’s loyal robot dog K9.
Eight new Doctor Who episodes will air on Saturday nights from March 30, with a number of additional projects also being planned to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary later in 2013.
via Digital Spy.
Dr Who has come to the rescue of one of his assistants yet again – but in real life rather than on the TV screen.
Former companion to the Doctor, Janet Fielding, was diagnosed with cancer and wanted help to keep her youth charity, Ramsgate-based Motorhouse, up and running.
And former Doctor Peter Davison is to hold a charity event, where fans can meet stars of the hit show, this weekend.
He will be joined by fellow TV timelords David Tennant, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann, as well as Ms Fielding, who played the part of air stewardess Tegan on the show from 1981-84.
The couple had kept in contact since she left the programme and started working for the charity which is saving a derelict building and putting it into use as a venue for young people to learn about business.
“I went to see her just after the diagnosis and she seemed very worried about the fate of the project,” said Mr Davison. “I thought a fundraiser would help keep her spirits up.”
All 300 tickets for the event at the Copthorne Hotel, Slough, sold within 24 hours. It takes place on Saturday (January 19).
via Kent News.
British actress Billie Piper has denied rumours she is set for a shock return to cult sci-fi Tv show Doctor Who.
The Secret Diary of a Call Girl star played the Time Lord’s sidekick Rose Tyler for two years until 2006, and later reprised her role in 2008 and 2010.
Reports surfaced last year (12) suggesting Piper has been approached to return to the hit U.K. drama, but she has now insisted there are no plans for her to come back, blaming an off-the-cuff remark by Doctor Who actor Matt Smith for sparking the rumour.
She tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, “No. I’ve not been asked. I think Matt Smith said something in passing or in jest like, ‘That would be nice,’ and it became something, but no.”