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Published on December 8th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Jenkins on A Christmas Carol

Katherine Jenkins has been doing the rounds recently promoting the Christmas Doctor Who as her regular co-stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan engage in shooting scenes for the next series of Doctor Who.

In particular the singer spoke to The Daily Record about A Christmas Carol, which tells the story of a Scrooge type character called Kazran Sardick, the wealthiest man in Sardicktown (can you guess from the name of where he lives?) played by acting legend Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) and how the Doctor enters his life to help the old so and so to change his ways.

“The special is set in a Victorian city and is in the style of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. It’s really festive. It has all the excitement of Dr Who [sic] and is an emotional episode that is heartbreaking at times.”

And as always, the Doctor Who cast and crew made the guest stars feel very welcome:

“Karen Gillan, Matt and the whole Dr Who [sic] team were absolutely lovely. They are brilliant actors and so is Michael Gambon. That goes without saying…they made me feel very welcome. There was a lot of waiting around, sitting in the trailer while other scenes were being done. Having Michael around was great because he could tell me all these different stories about people like Marlon Brando. He had some great tales..

“The minute I met him, he gave me a big bear hug. He encouraged me by saying I was doing great and I think he would have told me if I was doing something wrong.”

Meanwhile you can see more from the lovely Ms Jenkins on her recent BBC Breakfast appearance on Monday, 6th December:

Not long to wait now people, only a few weeks!

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!




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