Lalla Ward as Romana

Lalla Ward on The Graham Norton Show

Its Shada month here at Kasterborous and what better way to get a new insight into the long, tangled history of the Maltese Falcon of Doctor Who than by asking the first lady of time herself Lalla Ward – who’ll be a guest on this Saturday’s The Graham Norton Show on Radio 2.

Lalla Ward as Romana

Lalla is scheduled to appear on the show – along with Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton (The Girl Who Waited) – between 12:30 pm and 1 pm and fans are being asked to put forward their questions in advance for her.

Lalla Ward: she doesn’t do Tom’s washing these days.

Now obviously submitting the questions on the minutia of that lost serial probably won’t get you very far but perhaps you could cleverly word it so that it fits in with Graham’s other main segments.

So, for something for ’Grill Graham’ your personal problem could be:

 Hi Graham,

I’ve been going out with this guy for an age now but recently he proposed introducing other people into our love life – 6,840,507,003 other people to begin with – and then perhaps any other stragglers he might find out there to spice up our lives.

He’s even introduced toys like this floating orb thing and saying things like: “Soon you’ll come round to my way of thinking.”

He thinks he’s Mr. Universe or something.

What should I do?

Or perhaps for I Can’t Believe its not Better – a segment where Graham looks back at some of the worse pop songs to enter the charts – perhaps you could suggest something by a Cambridge band like Katrina and the Waves – as a neat segue into the Cambridge based serial.

The possibilities for tricking Lalla Ward into talking about Shada are endless!

Or, you know,  you could just ask her via

Catch Lalla Ward between 12:30 pm and 1 pm on The Graham Norton Show Saturday 17th March on BBC Radio 2.

Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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