The Poor Man’s Richard E Grant

Doctor Who Confidential has the ability to give us a unique look behind the scenes during the filming of Doctor Who. We can see the incredible effort and passion that goes into making each episode of the series and we can also catch a glimpse of how funny Matt Smith is and how absolutely barmy Karen Gillan is!

A clip from Confidential on YouTube shows Matt on the The Girl Who Waited set showing off his new duster jacket that premiered in Let’s Kill Hitler. Whilst the “tweed will always be king”, the reaction to the new apparel is generally positive until Karen describes Smith as a “Poor man’s Richard E Grant”!

To be fair, Smith seems to enjoy winding her up by comparing her to certain actresses that she’s clearly not happy with! You get to see Karen’s eccentric side burst out when she shouts “GET IN THE BACK OF THE VAN!”, this means nothing to you now but watch the clip and it’s probably one of the funniest things that a cast member of Doctor Who has ever said.

Interestingly enough, the mention of Richard E Grant does suddenly make you realise that Smith in his brand spanking new jacket looks very much like the side step Doctor from Paul Cornell’s Scream of the Shalka. Looks like all the Doctor Who universes are starting to merge into one!


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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