|Source: The Mirror|
The BBC have this week announced a new guest star set to feature in the eighth season of their revived science-fiction TV series Doctor Who. Starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald respectively, the thirty-fourth run since the show's 1963 première will play host to a number of esteemed British performers including Keeley Hawes, Hermione Norris and Ben Miller.
Also stepping up to the plate is Frank Skinner, a relatively well-known English comic who is probably remembered most prominently for his work on the ongoing TV comedy show Room 101 and his various live tours across our fine nation. Though we have yet to learn what kind of role Skinner will play in the new series (save for the fact that he'll appear only in a supporting, one-off capacity rather than in a recurring form), but executive producer Steven Moffat has confirmed that he will appear in an instalment penned by Being Human's Jamie Mathieson (either the seventh or eighth episode in the run) and that the script has enabled the actor to "showcase all of [his] famous wit and charm". Expect more details on Season Eight, its structure and its guest stars when the next issue of Doctor Who Magazine hits stores on May 29th...
Doctor Who returns for a new series of inter-dimensional escapades this Autumn on BBC One.