Beeb Release New Picture And Confirm First Guest Stars

You ain't seen this... Right?

24 Feb 2012
by Steve O'Brien


The newly released picture of the Doctor, Amy and Rory for series 7


Filming's finally underway on series 7 (or season 32, depending on your taste) and the Beeb have released this new official pic showing the show's three stars in their new Roath Lock studios. We particularly approve of Rory's new hairstyle.


Meanwhile, they've also confirmed the first guest stars for series 7 (or season... oh, you get the idea). David Bradley (not to confused with the editor of SFX) is best known as the caretaker in the Harry Potter films and was a really good mate of Richard Beckinsale. Rupert Graves, meanwhile, is probably best known as looking good for his age (he's 48) and playing DI Lestrade in Sherlock. He's less well known for playing "Prefect" in an episode of Return of the Saint when he was 15.


Finally, Mark Williams will be up for series 7 guesting duties. He's the one Fast Show regular who's not in its new online series, but most people will know him as Arthur Weasley in - once again - the Harry Potter films. He looks a bit like Blur's drummer Dave Rowntree and supports Aston Villa, which is apparently a football team.


In the BBC press release, most likely written by PRs and signed off by actors, Matt Smith 'says', "It's thrilling and exciting to be back and working with two of my closest friends." And Karen Gillan 'added' "It's just brilliant to be back on the TARDIS with Matt and Arthur for our craziest adventures yet."


"Series 7 will then see a dramatic turn of events when the Doctor meets a new friend," the statement reads. "Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year. Fourteen big, blockbuster-movie episodes - each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you've never seen them before."



Rupert Graves, Mark Williams and David Bradley will star in series 7 of Doctor Who


From left to right, Rupert Graves, Mark Williams and David Bradley.



Beeb Release New Picture And Confirm First Guest Stars
blog comments powered by Disqus

Follow us on Twitter


John Levene's Barmiest Commentary Moments
Find us on Facebook
The Selachian Gambit, reviewed
The best and worst TV endings


Interview Tom Baker
Q&A Gary Russell