Bad Guy, Black Hair

Former Doctor Who companion and Torchwood star John Barrowman has described his pleasure at being cast in the US hit drama Desperate Housewives.

Torchwood and Doctor Who star John BarrowmanCast as series villain Patrick Logan (with what he calls “Bad Guy, Black Hair”), Barrowman explained to The Mirror:

“As a kid I went down that way for the Universal Studios tour not knowing that as an adult man I would actually be filming with some of the biggest TV stars in America, and also not knowing that I would be on Desperate Housewives which is ranked as one of the top three shows in the history of television around the world. So that was kind of a humbling moment when I walked down that street for the first time to film. It was good.”

While there may not be any positive moves with regard to a future series of Torchwood (if rumours are to be believed) it is good to see that Barrowman is finally getting the recognition he reserves in the USA, if not an outing for Jack Harkness.

Desperate Housewives airs in the UK on Wednesdays at 10pm on Channel 4 and in the USA on Sundays at 9/8c on ABC.

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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