Matt and Karen’s Radio Times Mercy!

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill chat to the Radio TimesLater today you’ll be able to pickup this week’s Radio Times, which features an interview with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in which they talk about the next episode of Series 7,  A Town Called Mercy.

Set in the Wild West, the episode guest stars Ben Browder (Farscape) and Adrian Scarborough (Upstairs, Downstairs) and Garrick Hagon (Star Wars). Chatting to the popular listings guide, Matt Smith says:

We’re in the Wild West! I get to ride horses! I get to play cowboy. Guns! Saloon bar doors… You literally get Doctor Who does the Wild West.

Co-star Arthur Darvill, meanwhile, is apparently mildly peeved that, as Rory, he doesn’t get to have so much cowboy fun.

I don’t get to burst through any saloon bar doors. I might try to put some in. I’ve invented a new award, which I think Bafta should give, which is the Best Performance in the Back of Shot. So I’m going to burst through some saloon doors and see if it makes the episode.

As for Karen Gillan, she’s apparently thrilled to be playing with guns.

I do have a bit of a gun moment in this. But then Amy has had a few gun moments. I’m thinking now she knows how to use a gun. Which is going to be fun because we’re in the Wild West and I’m going to look like I know what I’m doing.

The new Radio Times (pictured here) – for the period 15-21 September 2012 is on sale from Tuesday, September 11th. Find out more at www.radiotimes.com!


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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