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June Whitfield Secrets

She’s been around for years and while you can’t fault the latent professionalism of June Whitfield, it was one of those “let something slip!” moments when she was featured in the California Chronicle today and mentioned her appearance in the final Doctor Who episodes of David Tennant.

Talking about a career that goes back longer than most of us reading this have been on the planet, Whitfield is best known for appearances in the Carry On films, starring in Terry and June on BBC TV and The News Huddlines on the radio – not to mention Absolutely Fabulous – and her casting in the Christmas specials has added a yet another degree of quality to the Tenth Doctor’s swansong.

So, what did she have to say about it?

She said: “I can’t say too much about it but I’m not an alien or anything like that. It was tremendous fun to do.

“I’ve always thought that you retire when people stop asking you to work but people haven’t stopped asking. You think every job is going to be your last but I’m still going. I’m incredibly lucky I still love what I do.”

Oh well.

In the meantime, the great Ms Whitfield is touring the UK as she introduces performers on a national tour of We’ll Meet Again, a nostalgic celebration of wartime music. See WhatsOnStage.com for more information

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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