Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lee Evans could land his own Doctor Who spin-off show

Nearly nine million tuned in to Saturday night’s episode Planet Of The Dead, where funnyman Lee, 45, played bespectacled boffin Malcolm Taylor.

His character worked for the alien-busting organisation UNIT — Unified Intelligence Taskforce — under Captain Magambo (Noma Dumezweni).

Show boss Russell T Davies said he was impressed with Lee’s performance and is considering creating a new spin-off around him.

He said: “Lee and Noma are a spin-off series waiting to happen. UNIT soldiers often work best as half of a double-act, so Magambo needed a foil, though we never dreamed we’d get to cast the part so well.” He added the spin-off could even make it to air late this year.

Russell, who quits the show after the next three specials, said: “The team is busy on more projects which might give an extra boost to Doctor Who fans in the autumn.

“It’s too early to reveal these plans.”

1 comment:

Angelness said...

Malcolm - brilliant character - I could so see him being the Dr's assistant - would be hillarious - and for some reason he really reminds me of Bryn from Gavin and Stacy