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Published on March 1st, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Doctor Who Stars Past and Present Cagey on 50th!

Start stroking those chins and furrowing your brows as we take a look at two prominent former companions and their recent comments about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary: John Barrowman and Louise Jameson!

The pair have spoken separately about the arrangements, with Barrowman appearing on TV today and Jameson commenting on Twitter earlier in the week.

Landing on the latter segment of ITV’s This Morning show today to speak to hosts Eamon Holmes and Ruth Langsford, the Captain Jack Harkness actor had this to say:

I haven’t had any information until just about right now, and all I can say to you is that we’re discussing things. That’s an exclusive. You guys are the first. Even yesterday I was giving interviews and I was saying ‘I have heard nothing’ and now I can give you a little bit of an exclusive.

The following clip isn’t the best quality, but you can see how the news was delivered…

However, it might not be just Captain Jack who’ll be representing the Doctor’s companions for the anniversary celebrations.

Following a tweet to Leela herself (Louise Jameson) the actress had this to say:

I’ll say!

As the tweet implies, it’s not just Louise who has either asked or been asked about their role in the anniversary celebrations.

Of course, we don’t know who or how many companions have been told to keep the specific dates free yet but the fact that the BBC are attempting to organise what seems like an impossible, logistic nightmare is encouraging indeed.

So, and this is mere speculation until anything has been officially confirmed, we could see multiple past companions joining the Eleventh and maybe even their own Doctors in the planned specials.

Whether these appearances will amount to either a small cameo or a part in larger story (much like the twentieth anniversary special The Five Doctors) remains to be seen.

Exciting times ahead!


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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.

3 Responses to Doctor Who Stars Past and Present Cagey on 50th!

  1. avatar James says:

    Exciting hints from John Barrowman – shame he was having to tell them to Eamonn Holmes, who clearly couldn’t care less!

    Lovely to see Louise Jameson (possibly) back in the show :)

    Nicola Bryant’s still tweeting that she hasn’t been asked – that’s got to change, surely?!

  2. avatar Drew says:

    Exciting–good ol’ Captain Jack! And we’re all out here just dying to hear the littlest bit of info on the 50th…and the host of the show doesn’t even care–and basically cuts John off to talk about something else. Wow–all of us fans are left hanging–no follow up question or even a comment?!!

  3. avatar Anthony says:

    I am a fairly level headed sort of bloke, down to earth, practical. But I think I would faint if Leela, Ace, Mike Yates, Benton, Jamie, Peri, Nyssa, or any other of the classic companions made a return in style. Faint, I tells ya.

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