Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan descended on Salford this week as part of their tour of the UK with the BBC Outreach bus.
As well as Gillan’s home town of Inverness, Belfast, Sunderland and Salford have all been visited by the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and a copy of The Eleventh Hour, with Smith’s home town of Northampton last on the list (where the actor played football with his former PE teacher and was made very welcome by adoring schoolchildren).
Salford’s Lowry Theatre was the location for the North West preview screening of the next episode of Doctor Who.
â€œItâ€™s great to be in Salford where we have had an amazing reception.
â€œI wouldnâ€™t have expected anything less from the kids here.â€ He described his role as the â€˜coolest job in the worldâ€™.