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June 14th, 2016 41 comments

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Matt Lucas to join Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie for Series 10

From the offcial site

Squeak! Squeak! Squeak! The bumbling duffel-coated Nardole, is back!

Following his hilarious appearance in The Husbands of River Song, Matt Lucas returns to Doctor Who from the opening episode of series 10 which starts filming next week in Cardiff (Monday 20 June).

Commenting on his return to Doctor Who, Matt Lucas, said:

“I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the TARDIS for some more adventures. I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl.”

Bringing her energy and zest to the show, Pearl Mackie embarks on her first week of filming as she takes up the role of the Doctor’s companion. In her first major television role following her West End appearance in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, she’ll be bursting on to screens in the opening episode.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, added:

“Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the TARDIS – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around. One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.”

Stephanie Hyam will play a guest cast role in the new series and is recognised for her performance as Lily Clarke in Jekyll & Hyde. She’s also appeared in Peaky Blinders, Murdered by My Boyfriend, and Sherlock.

The opening episode of series 10 is written by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat,executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Lawrence Gough. The second episode in the new series has been crafted by award winning screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales produced drama for BBC One. It will return in December 2016 with a Christmas Special, followed by the new series in 2017.



  • Tim M

    November 14th, 2016 - 4:05pm

    As Steven Moffat is leaving following Series 10 and a further Christmas Special in 2017, I think it makes perfect sense that when Chris Chibnall arrives, he does get a clean slate with Series 11. A new Doctor would make sense as well. By the time Chibnall comes along, Capaldi would have done 3 series. I think 3 series/seasons is the perfect length for anyone playing the Doctor. Hartnell did 3 series, Troughton did 3 series, Davison did 3 series, McCoy did 3 series. Tennant did 3 series (and a year of specials) and Smith did 3 series.

  • The Outcast

    November 14th, 2016 - 1:59pm

    But we all like Doctor Who figures. Merchandising is how they afford making the show. I think a push back to the days of more Monsters and less Characters returning to life and less relationships would be good (No Doctor/Companion romance please, that has been done to death).

    That being said, I like twelve and I at least hope he gets a role in series 11 (maybe he could regenerate at the start or half way through). I hope he gets a third companion also (again, he could get a companion and then regenerate soon after).

  • Anonymous

    November 14th, 2016 - 1:12pm

    I have heard that Bill will not be an full time companion, I have also heard that the BBC are putting pressure on the show to ensure the new head writer has a clean slate for series 11….new Doctor, new companion. This is all to do with the drop in merchandising. Shame on you BBC. If thats how they run the show, they are no different to the US networks.

  • Doctor Who Archive

    October 23rd, 2016 - 12:27am

    Now the title for Episode 4 is supposedly ‘The Haunted Hub’

  • Doctor Who Archive

    October 7th, 2016 - 6:16am

    He’s in 1, 2, 3, and some more but not Ep. four. And maybe not Ep 2

  • Doctor Who Archive

    October 7th, 2016 - 6:14am

    April 2017.

  • Doctor Who Archive

    October 7th, 2016 - 6:12am

    No, the first episode is entitled ‘A Star in Her Eye’ apparently, and Episode 4 is rumoured to be titled ‘House Arrest’

  • Doctor Who Archive

    October 7th, 2016 - 6:09am

    Sorry to intrude, but your comment on ‘He won’t be able to keep up when running apalls me. It seems to me that you are strongly suggesting he won’t keep up because he’s slightly over-weight.
    I understand and respect that this is your own opinion, but you don’t have to stereo-type and make rude comments while doing so.

  • Anonymous

    September 8th, 2016 - 7:38pm

    He just asked…………………………………………………….

  • tom prisoner

    August 12th, 2016 - 4:47pm

    “following his hilarious appearance..”
    Hilarious meaning dreadful, presumably.
    Back to the eighties and stunt casting. (Richard Briers? Beryl Reid? Ken Dodd?)
    I blame JN-T.

  • Anonymous

    July 31st, 2016 - 10:04pm

    Why?????????????????????????????? he got his head chopped off, let that be the end of it. He has no relevance and will spoil Pearl Mackie’s first episode

    He won’t be able to keep up when running away from monsters
    He has no business being in 2017 England
    He wasn’t that great a character in the husbands river song
    He’ll ask all the questions pearl should have the right to first
    He’ll just be there because Matt Lucas has no where else to go

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