Doctor Who’s filming schedule has been traditionally broken down into “blocks” of episodes, with certain directors and writers involved in the filming process. Peter Capaldi’s upcoming series as the Twelfth Doctor is no exception, with Block Three recently getting under way. This block is composed of episode three, written by Mark Gatiss, and episode six by Gareth Roberts. Both episodes will be directed by Paul Murphy (Casualty, Wizards vs. Aliens).
According to Doctor Who Magazine, the supporting guest cast has now been set for these episodes. The Mark Gatiss-penned story will see roles played by: Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Mace Tyrell on HBO’s Game of Thrones), Trevor Cooper (who appeared in 1985’s Revelation of the Daleks), David Benson (Goodnight Sweetheart, Little Britain), Sabrina Bartlett (Suspects), Adam Jones, and David Langham.
The Gareth Roberts episode will feature Nigel Betts (who was on Emmerdale during the same time as Jenna Coleman in the mid-2000s), Edward Harrison (Wreckers), Ellis George, and Andy Gillies. Returning to Doctor Who will be Jimmy Vee, who played aliens such as The Moxx of Balhoon, Bannakaffalatta, and The Graske during the Ninth and Tenth Doctor’s eras.
Kasterborites, are there any actors you’d like to see come in and play a supporting role in an upcoming episode?