Doctor Who actors appear on Pointless

There’s Nothing Pointless About Doctor Who

For those of you that have not had their chance to get their hands on a copy of Doctor Who Magazine as yet, the BBC has announced a special Doctor Who episode of BBC quiz show Pointless will air on March 23rd at 6pm, just one week before Series 7b arrives on our screens!

Doctor Who actors appear on Pointless

Pointless sees contestants tested on their obscure knowledge, with the answer that is least well-known (and correct) being the most desirable.

Appearing in the special edition of Pointless will be classic Doctor Who actors and actresses including Sylvester McCoy (the Seventh Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Louise Jameson (Leela) and Frazer Hines (Jamie).

From the new series, specifically the David Tennant years, there will be Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott), Jacqueline King (Sylvia Noble) and Andrew Hayden-Smith (Jake Simmons). You’ll all recognise the show’s host Alexander Armstrong from his turn in Doctor Who’s 2011 Christmas special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. He also played the computer Mr Smith for five series of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Overseeing everything as usual will be stats man Richard Osman but for the special he’ll also be joined by K-9, the Doctor’s ever faithful robot friend.

You can read the behind the scenes account of the filming of the special in the newest issue of Doctor Who Magazine.

The Doctor Who edition of Pointless will be on BBC One on 23rd March at 6pm.


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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