Published on October 27th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley
New Series Casting News
“Only Fools and Horses” star Roger Lloyd-Pack will be appearing in the next series of Doctor Who as John Lumic, a human opponent of the Doctor.
Lloyd-Pack is of course known across Britain as the dense street-sweeper Trigger from the John Sullivan-scripted sitcom who repeatedly refers to Nicholas Lyndhurst’s Rodney Trotter character as “Dave”. Lloyd-Pack is the son of actor Charles Lloyd-Pack who graced the casts of cult tv classics “The Avengers” and “Danger Man” to name but a few throughout the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the father of actress Emily Lloyd.
Lloyd-Pack’s “Only Fools and Horses” co-star John Challis (Boycey) starred in the 1975 serial The Seeds of Doom opposite Tom Baker and Lis Sladen as the henchman Scorby.
BBC News have announced very little other than this fact, although it is now a good time to let you all know that David Tennant and Lloyd-Pack will be appearing together (as Barty Crouch Jnr and Barty Crouch) in the forthcoming film “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” from November 18th.
Lloyd-Pack will be appearing in Episodes Five & Six of Series 2. These are the episodes likely to feature the Cybermen…
The BBC’s Official Doctor Who site has also just announced that Tracey-Ann Oberman of “EastEnders” fame has also taken a role in Series 2 as Yvonne Hartman.
The Official Doctor Who site has updated it’s mobile content for all you mobile content addicts:
Now you can have pictures of all ten Time Lords plus old monsters like the Cybermen, Sea Devils and the Sontarans.
To download the sounds and pictures directly to your mobile by either texting WHO to 81010, or typing bbc.co.uk/mobile/drwho into your mobile browser.
Do check the BBC page for tariffs, however.
Anyone wanting a Doctor Who related signature should read on… Mr T Davies is appearing at Waterstone’s in The Hayes, Cardiff, at noon on Saturday signing copies of Doctor Who: The Shooting Scripts and accompanied by a Dalek, according to icwales.co.uk.
Finally, the BBC Press Office has details of the BBC’s upcoming Shakespeare season, which of course features the award-winning Ms Billie Piper as Hero in a modern-day adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.