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July 11th, 2014 22 comments

Sanjeev Bhaskar to join cast of Doctor Who

Sanjeev Bhaskar to join cast of Doctor Who

“I’m thrilled to have made a small contribution to and now be part of the Doctor Who universe. Another dream box ticked! Sanjeev Bhaskar”

Popular comedian, actor and broadcaster Sanjeev Bhaskar is to join the cast of Doctor Who when the series returns to BBC One on 23 August.

Speaking about the role, Bhaskar said: “I’m thrilled to have made a small contribution to and now be part of the Doctor Who universe. Another dream box ticked!”

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, says: “I’m completely thrilled that Sanjeev Bhaskar is coming to the aid of the Doctor. The danger is never deadlier than in a finale episode, and the Time Lord is going to need all the help he can get!”

Filming is well underway for Series 8 of Doctor Who. Guest stars confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series include Michelle Gomez, Frank Skinner, Ben Miller, Tom Riley, Keeley Hawes and Hermione Norris.


22 comments

  • Bray Wyatt

    July 15th, 2014 - 12:37am

    I wonder if he’ll take the doctor out for an english. LOL.

  • Maxp

    July 14th, 2014 - 3:40am

    He’s from the Kumars at no 97 I think. (Was that the right number?)

  • James Halho

    July 13th, 2014 - 5:36pm

    I know it means they dont have to film in secret, but it’s like there will never be a surprise in Doctor Who again! I’m sure this is the first year that practically everybody in the new series has been announced before they’re in it. :l

  • Sam (UDWF1)

    July 12th, 2014 - 6:54pm

    Doctor Who has always had lots of guest stars, only the series 8 ones appear to be getting these massive press release announcement thingies.

  • Dalek1234

    July 11th, 2014 - 11:05pm

    ok I looked it up and saw it was another actor! thanks anyway!

  • the astronaut of death

    July 11th, 2014 - 9:51pm

    No

  • Dalek1234

    July 11th, 2014 - 9:20pm

    anyone?

  • Dalek1234

    July 11th, 2014 - 6:58pm

    was he in the waters of mars?

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    July 11th, 2014 - 5:11pm

    it is the last episode, and the first is still over a month away from telly

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    July 11th, 2014 - 3:33pm

    That’s 3 now to appear in Doctor Who from ‘Goodness Gracious Me’.

    Nina Wadia [The Eleventh Hour]
    Meera Syal [The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood]
    Sanjeev Bhaskar [Series 8]

    Now they need Kulvinder Khir to appear in Doctor Who and that will mean all 4 of them from ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ will have been in Doctor Who 😀

    In’nit !!.

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    July 11th, 2014 - 3:28pm

    Well GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME !! . . . . Literally 😀

  • Anonymous

    July 11th, 2014 - 3:26pm

    goodness gracious me. LOVE THIS GUY!

  • Tardis’nt

    July 11th, 2014 - 3:15pm

    this is turning into 1980’s dr who – with all of the guest stars!

  • David Strachan

    July 11th, 2014 - 2:30pm

    Nice to have him in the TV series at last although it’s not his 1st Dr Who appearance. He played a character in the 8th Doctor big finish audios, ‘The Eight Truths’ and ‘Worldwide Web’.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 11th, 2014 - 2:16pm

    So she was.

  • the astronaut of death

    July 11th, 2014 - 1:47pm

    his wife was in hungry earth/cold blood

  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 11th, 2014 - 1:17pm

    Goodness gracious me.

  • the astronaut of death

    July 11th, 2014 - 12:50pm

    He is funny

  • the astronaut of death

    July 11th, 2014 - 12:50pm

    Well the finali is two parter

    And then I think they start filming the Xmas special soon

  • Anonymous

    July 11th, 2014 - 12:11pm

    Could be worse…we could end up with the Key to Time story Arc….yawn 🙂

  • Cal60163

    July 11th, 2014 - 11:45am

    Wait…so there still filming???? Dont they know what happens when moffat is rushed???? WE END UP WITH THE IMPOSSIBLE ASTURNAUT STORY ARC!!!

  • Hector Sandler

    July 11th, 2014 - 10:39am

    That great.

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