During the filming of this upcoming weekend’s ‘The Graham Norton Show,’ Alex Kingston was asked if she would be reprising her role as the sassy time travelling semi –companion of the good Doctor. “You may see her again,” she insinuates, “Who knows? Let’s just say, ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ and ‘Doctor Who’ don’t film at the same time,” referring to her stint as Dr Blanche Mottershead on the British show ‘Upstairs Downstairs.’
Kingston does know more than what she reveals as, in true River Song style, showrunner Steven Moffat had told her before filming started last season who her parents were and she kept it to herself during filming with the other cast members. “I knew… for the whole of the last series. (The other actors) didn’t know and they were constantly trying to get it out of me. They discovered it in that episode (‘A Good Man Goes to War’) when they read the scripts.”
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Karen being adorable on the Graham Norton show
(Tonight at 10/9c on BBC America.)
Here, Karen Gillan talks about her confirmed upcoming departure from Doctor Who, the longest-running and highest-rated sci-fi series in
history… and the “enthusiastic” Whovians. But who’s been sending Karen postcards from her hometown?
Watch an exclusive SNEAK PEEK from the all new episode of THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW before the U.S. Premiere *** Saturday, Jan 7 at 10/9c ***.
Karen joins Graham and guests Martin Freeman, Noel Gallagher, and Gerard Butler
Wherein the Brits seem slightly baffled at American fandom. We posted a version of this clip last week but this one is our favorite.
Mad as a box of cats.
(Matt Smith on this weekend’s The Graham Norton Show)
Matt plays football on The Graham Norton Show. Watch a clip here.
Matt Smith playing footbal on the Graham Norton show
Watch a clip here.
Another clip from this weekend’s Christmas Special of The Graham Norton Show.
This one is special. Very very special. A MUST WATCH.
Watch an exclusive SNEAK PEEK from the all new Christmas Special episode of THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW before the U.S. Premiere *** Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec 24 at 10/9c *** immediately following BBC America’s all new original special THE NERDIST: YEAR IN REVIEW at 9/8c.
Here, Matt Smith talks about the recently-announced bombshell that beloved companion Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) will be leaving the series next year. As Matt says, “I’ll miss Karen, she’s one of my best mates… but she’s a firecracker!”
Then, Graham dares him to kick a football around on the stage. Forget traveling all of time and space, can he handle the pressure? And can Graham actually throw a football?!
For folks in the UK, it premieres Friday, December 23rd at 10:35p on BBC One.