The latest edition of the Radio Times
celebrates the return of Doctor Who
on television this weekend with a front cover featuring Peter Capaldi
and new companion Pearl Mackie
Inside the magazine, Pearl explained how she went up for a part in "Mean Town"
It transpired it was an anagram for Woman Ten, the companion in the tenth series, because if agents had known it was a Doctor Who casting, they'd have put every client up for it. Just walking through the foyer (of the Soho Hotel) was nerve-racking, I rocked up in my Afro and bright yellow trainers and a baggy T-shirt, into this big glossy octagon foyer and they told me to wait in a room till they were ready for me - I almost ran away.
Capaldi was happy to reassure her, however:
I think you looked very cool there. You didn't seem fazed, you seemed to have a life beyond the scene. It was like Bill ha existed rather than saying lines for an audition.
The full interview can be read in the magazine, which also includes a brief synopsis of each episode this series by Steven Moffat
- who also confirms that the episodes of his two-part finale will be called "World Enough And Time"
and "The Doctor Falls"
The Radio Times
is out now in the United Kingdom