Top sci-fi, fantasy and cult magazine report on their website that Derek Acora, resident psychic on Living TV’s “Most Haunted”, is to appear in the next series of Doctor Who.
Following an interview with the Manchester Interveiw, he is reported on SFX’s website as saying:
I’ve just filmed Doctor Who. It’s a bit of a mickey-take. The Doctor finds that spirits and ghosts have invaded the whole of the galaxy, so he gets me along to see what we can do about it. It’s only a small part, but there’s a bit of fun to it. I’m there saying, ‘I might as well go now, they’re all out there and I can’t do anything about them. I’m redundant!'”
No indication is given as to which story this scene is in, although SFX point out that one RTD script is Army of Ghosts – and following the appearances of Trinny and Susanna last time around, and the Anne Droid, anything can happen!
icwales.co.uk meanwhile are bigging up the revelation that Doctor Who was the highest rated drama serial in 2005. Debut episode Rose was the sixth most watched TV show of last year, and lovely Julie Gardner who is of course one of the shows Executive Producers has said:
“We’re delighted that the first series of Doctor Who managed to capture a new generation of viewers. 2005 was a fantastic year for Doctor Who. Not only did it scoop three major awards at the National Television Awards it was also one of the most watched programmes of year. This is a great achievement for BBC Wales and we are delighted with its success.”
You might be interested in a couple of articles over at unitnews.co.uk at the moment. In “Arming the Sycorax”, they talk to Clive Lankford of Lancasters armourie who supplied the swords used by the Sycorax leader and the Doctor in The Christmas Invasion, while in Looking Back at 2005, a review of the last year features the opinions and thoughts of two contributors – the journalist Guy Clapperton whose articles have appeared in the broadsheets and the Radio Times in the last year, and Kasterborous’ own Christian Cawley!
And finally – there are a growing number of sites out there relaying the RSS news fed ferom Kasterborous, which enables us to reach a larger audience and help smaller Doctor Who sites and those with an interest in the show (such as bloggers, for instance). One new addition to this list (that we know of) is www.doctorwho.de, one of the few German-language Doctor Who fansites. One thing is for sure – as the show grows around the world, there are going to be a whole host of new sites. We’re waiting for the first Korean site to show up on the radar…