Published on July 10th, 2006 | by Christian Cawley
Barely time to wipe the sand off her shoes and already Billie Piper has been linked to a return to Doctor Who!
Shooting on the Christmas Episode – currently titled The Runaway Bride – is currently underway, and reports on the Outpost Gallifrey Forum (reproduced on our ownKasterborous Forum) have suggested that Billie has already recorded footage!
This information is further underlined with the following article from PR Inside:
BILLIE PIPER’s character ROSE TYLER is set to return to the BBC cult classic DOCTOR WHO at Christmas (DEC06), despite making a dramatic exit at the end of the British show’s second series last night (08JUL06). But production insider tells British newspaper the Sunday Express, “Billie Piper’s Rose had already been written in to the Christmas special before it was decided she should leave the show.” A BBC spokesperson refuses to deny the leak: “I can’t confirm or deny that story about Billie Piper. What I can say is there are lots of surprises in it.
It is Doctor Who after all. There is already a lot of speculation about the Christmas episode, you can make your own conclusions.”
Elsewhere The Daily Star has declared that the Christmas special will be in three parts, which shoul dmake for some interesting Yuletide party scheduling in Kasterborous Towers.
So there’s plenty to think about! Although judging by how the the bride appeared so suddenly, perhaps the TARDIS is up to something…
Finally, we have a bit of Big Finish news, not something we feature widely on Kasterborous. According to the BF mailout:
Gary Russell is to step down from his role as Producer of ‘Doctor Who’ at ‘Big Finish’. Nicholas Briggs will assume creative responsibility for the ‘Doctor Who’ range as Executive Producer and Sharon Gosling has been appointed as Producer with administrative and organisational responsibility for the entire output of ‘Big Finish’.
Nicholas Briggs is of course better known as the voice of the Daleks, Cybermen, the Nestene Monster, and has a long history of producing audio Doctor Who. Gary Russell is moving to as-yet unannounced new projects, so best of luck to him – his work at Big Finish is a key chapter in the history of Doctor Who…