04.05 - the poison sky
Bernard Cribbins - Tom Campbell (Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150) / Wilfred Mott (Series 4/The End of Time)
(I know the Peter Cushing films are more like a tangent to Classic Who than Classic Who proper, but I refuse to let technicalities stop me from posting Bernard Cribbins :D)
Doctor Who meme / two quotes:
- 30 days of Doctor Who - Day 5 - Favourite Guest star (Bernard Cribbins) -
“So don’t you dare sir. Don’t you dare put him before them. Now you take this, that’s an order, Doctor. You take the gun, you take the gun and save your life! And… please don’t die - you’re the most wonderful man on earth and I don’t want you to die…”
The savage irony for the Tenth Doctor is that Wilfred Mott (played by Bernard Cribbins), grandfather of Donna Noble and starstruck fan of the Doctor and all of his works, is not only the exception to the rule, but the fate-sealing proof of it too.
We first encounter Wilfred as a newspaper seller in an abandoned London in Voyage of the Damned. His role was intended originally to be just a one-off, but when the actor playing Donna’s father became ill, steps were taken to re-introduce Wilf as her grandfather. Necessity being the mother of invention, this excitable, star-gazing allotment-dweller soon became a firm favorite.
Go check out Anglophenia’s great writeup of Wilf
"You’re not gonna make the world any better by shouting at it!"
btw, this and all of the Doctor Who Christmas Specials are airing in a BBC America marathon beginning tonight at midnight EST.