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Published on October 5th, 2010 | by Patrick Riley

Matt Smith Talks Sarah Jane

Amidst all the excitement for the Doctor Who Christmas Special and Series 6/Season 32, Matt Smith has finally started talking about what it was like to be in Death of the Doctor, easily the most anticipated story in the upcoming run of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Smith has nothing but praise for Katy Manning, who reprises her role as Jo Grant (or in this case, Jones, now that she’s married) for the first time since the Pertwee era:

Working with Katy Manning has been wonderful. She’s a lovely person, mad as a box of fish, but totally dynamite.  And she is so forthcoming about her time on Doctor Who.  She has made me aware of what a privilege it is [to be playing the Doctor].

On a completely different note, Smith has also further added to his list of guests he’d like to see in Who, which already includes Florence Welsh, Helena Bonham Carter, Rowan Atkinson, Eric Cantona, and a piano.  Matt would now like to see the central villains from Death of the Doctor, the Shansheeth (those vulture-things if you’ve been following the promos), fit into a story!

The Shansheeth are prominent in these episodes.  They are Galactic coffin bearers of the Cosmos and very impressive!  They are brilliant, the best.  I definitely think we should get them into an episode of Doctor Who.

We wouldn’t be surprised if we did see them, assuming the Grand Moff has another cliffhanger featuring as many monsters as possible!  Then again, that would be repetitive, wouldn’t it?  Scratch that.

Sarah Jane returns next week, or Monday, October 11th, to be specific, with Part One of The Nightmare Man on CBBC.

(Via Digital Spy)

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