John Leeson IS K-9!

In what has been seen as a positive move to improve reception of the much-derided Doctor Who spin off series starring a revised version of former robot dog companion K-9, the producers have cast John Leeson!

K-9 is back, and so is John Leeson...Revealed in Doctor Who Magazine 411, reveals that John Leeson returns the role of voicing the robot dog over 32 years after first taking the part.

The plot of the new K-9 series sees the classic version – as seen currently in 2006’s School Reunion and The Sarah Jane Adventures – destroyed and rebuilt in upgraded, streamlined anti-grav form.

Early rumours suggested that Leeson would voice only the older version of K-9. However DWM also reports that the actor – who appeared in Doctor Who as K-9 between 1977-1981 (with a small gap in alte 1979) – will appear throughout the 26-episode series, voicing the redesigned character when the series airs in Australia in early 2010!

(Via GallifreyNewsBase)

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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