Wales Online have today published images of the cast of Doctor Who – including former Gavin & Stacey star Joanna Page – filming scenes for the show’s anniversary special, and you can see the pics by clicking here…
It’s also been revealed by the BBC this week that the fearsome Zygons will be back in the anniversary show!
Here’s what they had to say of that…
We’re delighted to confirm that the Zygons are returning to Doctor Who for the show’s 50th anniversary special…
Aside from flashbacks these malevolent shape-shifters have only appeared once before, threatening Earth in the Fourth Doctor adventure, Terror of the Zygons. Despite the fact that their solitary outing was over thirty years ago they remain a popular old enemy and in the 2010 episode, The Pandorica Opens, they were amongst the massed aliens said to be gathering above Stonehenge.
Later, in The Power of Three, we learnt that Zygons had one of their ships under the Savoy Hotel in 1890 and apparently replaced half the staff with imposters! But this time they really are back…
We’ve already confirmed that in the anniversary special Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman will be joined by the returning David Tennant and Billie Piper. Screen legend John Hurt is also in the cast and earlier today we revealed that Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey, The Syndicate) would also be appearing in this eagerly anticipated adventure.
We’ll be bringing you more news soon!
Meanwhile, Matt Smith, who of course plays the Doctor, has hinted at why he decided his time as a Time Lord was up during an interview with Victoria Wood for a new BBC documentary.
Revealing that he’s exhausted, Matt explained, “I have had some trouble sleeping, I think because of learning lines and work and stuff, so after six o’clock I have started drinking decaf tea, which my dad was appalled by.
“I asked my dad for a cup of decaf tea and he looked at me like I was an alien.”
Reporting on the documentary, the Daily Mirror adds, “In a lighter moment, Matt also said he thought Doctor Who had a ‘space kettle’ he took when time travelling around the galaxy in the TARDIS.”
Matt said, “These things bed themselves into the fabric of our society.
“If I was making a tea advert I would want to communicate about tea is that it can console you, it can start your day, there is the warmth and the ritual and you can share it, you make someone a cup of tea and you offer it to them.
“You have got to boil the kettle, you have got to ask them what they want and engage with them.
“I love the ritual of a cup of tea in the morning, I love tea and a scrambled egg sandwich or tea and a fry up.”
Victoria Wood’s Nice Cup Of Tea starts on BBC1 on Wednesday April 10th, but for now, here’s a look at a promo teaser for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special…