Waking the Dead star Trevor Eve apparently earns more than the former Doctor Who – with Eve picking up Â£1 million a series to Tennant’s Â£600,000.
Most astonishing of all however is Martin Shaw’s Â£400,000. Call me an old fashioned Professionals fan, but Shaw is emintently more watchable than the miserable, dour performances of Trevor Eve as Peter Boyd…
…as is, of course, David Tennant. A source said:
“Trevor is well thought of at the BBC and she show has done well, so his salary has grown.”
Waking the Dead is of course a popular series with a regularly high quality of scripts – it seems that Eve’s salarly is based on a regularly increasing salary over a period of 10 years. Meanwhile an unnamed drama producer speculated that:
“David Tennant would make maybe Â£600,000-plus as Doctor Who, while David Jason could get Â£800,000 to Â£900,000.”