Deep within the BBC's own charter is some information about minority actors in BBC productions... and features information about a character named Mickey in the new series. Click on the spoiler details for the brief, but interesting, information. (Thanks to "Stower")
Dr Who, a major event for the BBC in 2005, will also reflect multi-cultural life in the 21st Century.
The casting of Mickey, the hapless, long-suffering boyfriend of Rose, the DoctorÆs assistant, provides a major role for an actor from an ethnic minority background.