Doctor Who News Upstairs, Downstairs butler Adrian Scarborough for Doctor Who Series 7

Published on March 8th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

You Rang, Gringo?

Upstairs, Downstairs butler Adrian Scarborough for Doctor Who Series 7As you surely know by now, Doctor Who Series 7 is currently shooting in Spain, very likely in an area used in the past for several western movies in the 1960s and 1970s.

Said to be directing the Toby Whithouse script is Saul Metzstein (Upstairs, Downstairs) and it seems that joining a cast that already includes Farscape‘s Ben Browder is Adrian Scarborough, best know as the butler Mr Pritchard in the aforementioned class drama.

Thanks to Digital Spy we know that Scarborough’s Spotlight entry has him listed as appearing in Doctor Who asa character named Kahler Jex.

We reckon that’s a very un-Wild West name, which opens up many possibilities for this supposedly Wild West episode, either a Cowboys vs Aliens-style romp or something set on an an Earth Empire frontier world in the distant future, or possibly a combination of the two.

Of course, it’s too early to say – but we’ll be watching the development of this one with interest!


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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+.

2 Responses to You Rang, Gringo?

  1. avatar paul blume says:

    Um…’gringo’ is a term used primarily in Mexico, not Spain.

    • Fair point, except of course that the area of Spain being used was regularly employed as both the Old West and Mexico in Spaghetti Westerns back in the day, which perfectly allows me to use “gringo” as it is:

      A) correct in that context
      B) amusing

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