Kay joins t'ardis

Kay to appear in Doctor Who

Peter Kay is to appear in the next series of Doctor Who.

He landed the role, of the ‘cold and powerful’ Victor Kennedy after he wrote a fan letter to scriptwriter Russell T Davies praising the revitalised series.

And producers have promised it’s a serious role, which  Kay won’t be playing for laughs.

Davies said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Peter onboard the TARDIS.

‘Casting of Peter came about after he wrote me the most brilliant letter to say how much he'd enjoyed series one of Doctor Who. From that point on we started talking about a guest appearance.

‘However, this is not a comedy turn. Peter is a versatile actor who has appeared in Paul Abbott's Butterfly Collectors and The Secret Life of Michael Fry.'

Kay will appear in episode ten of the new BBC One series.

Other guest stars in the new series include Pauline Collins, Anthony Head, Maureen Lipman and Roger Lloyd-Pack.

Last week, Kay revealed how writing another fan letter - to Ronnie Barker - led to the two becoming pen pals.

 

Published: 8 Mar 2006

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