‘Doctor Who’ continues the family legacy


Nick Frost (Mr Sloane, The World’s End), Nathan McMullen (Misfits), Michael Troughton (Breathless), Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street) and Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen) are to guest star in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas episode.

Michael Troughton, who has recently returned to acting, will follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in Doctor Who. His father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor.

Nick comments: “I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream ‘No spoilers!’ Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan-boy squeals!

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says: “Frost at Christmas – it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it’s a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.”

Production on 2014’s Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.