Speculation has been rife on the Internet for months regarding the part Simon Pegg (“Spaced”, “Shaun of the Dead”; narrator of BBC3’s Doctor Who Confidential) would play in the series – initially he was expected to appear in a different episode (possibly as Rose’s father) but he now appears as a character known as “the Editor” in Episode 7 The Long Game by Russell T Davies. The Scotsman have run this tidbit:
ACTOR Simon Pegg has revealed he has been cast as a “spectacular” villain called The Editor in the new series of Dr Who.
He makes a cameo appearance in episode seven of the sci-fi show, as controller of the 500th floor of a mysterious building from which time travellers do not return.
The Sean Of The Dead and Spaced actor, 35, said his cameo role alongside Christopher Ecclestonâ€™s Doctor and Billie Piperâ€™s Rose Tyler, was “a real honour and a bit of dream come true”.
Other rumours regarding Simon Pegg’s role are that he is playing the Master – he earlier admitted however that he would “not be playing a young Davros”.