Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan (Amy Pond)

Amy Pond Joins Idris in A Touch Of Cloth

Some of you may be aware that the former embodiment of the TARDIS herself, Suranne Jones, is starring alongside John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Mummy, Sliding Doors) in Charlie Brooker’s newest work.

A Touch Of Cloth is a parody of police procedural dramas, written in the same sort of style as The Naked Gun and the excellent Police Squad (ridiculous humour and one-liners played completely seriously). Reaction so far seems to be mixed, based on the two trailers and one scene that we’ve seen so far. (We’re cautiously optimistic – check it out below…)

However, what you might not have been aware of (indeed, it was only announced today) is that Karen Gillan will be appearing in the upcoming third story of the show. The show is split into self-contained stories aired in two parts, so we guess she’d be appearing in episode 5 and 6 of the overall show.

Not much is known about her character so she could be anyone, from the murder victim to an integral part of the mystery. To give you an idea of what the show is like, here are a couple of quotes from Brooker gathered from a Radio Times piece:

“In the third one, we’re back to murder but it’s very close to home. ‘Things just got personal’ is the phrase. In the second one they’re constantly saying, ‘You’ve forgotten which side you’re on!’ In the third one it’s ‘Things just got personal!'”

He also revealed that the third story was about to start shooting and that we could expect the following from Jones’ character:

“We’ve given her a drink problem, because that’s the sort of thing that happens.”

The first part of the first A Touch Of Cloth story is set to air on Sunday 26th August at 9pm. We hope it’s good!

(Via Radio Times)


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