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Doctor Who and Torchwood stars come back to earth in new BBC roles

September 27th, 2012 by Owen Quinn 2 Comments

Two fan favourites from the world(s) of Doctor Who will be seen on our screens again soon… sadly in very different roles, both for the BBC.

Torchwood’s very own Eve Myles is swapping her gun slinging alien hunting alongside Jack Harkness for the quieter role as a dedicated district nurse in a new six part series called Frankie. And she will have a new boyfriend in the form of Dean Lennox Kelly, known not only as one of the original stars of Shameless but also as William Shakespeare in the Doctor Who episode the Shakespeare Code. 
Myles will play the titular Frankie, who puts her patients’ welfare before anything else but enjoys living life in the fast lane as well as juggling everything and everybody else.

Meanwhile, Doctor Who star John Simms who played the Master against David Tennant’s tenth Doctor – and saw him out in the End of Time – will star in The Village.
The show is described as an epic saga that will detail the births, deaths, loves, political events, sex, religion and the working class times of one village in England. The events will show the shaping of modern Britain through the character of Bert Middleton played by Bill Jones. What role Simm will portray has not been released yet but the show also stars Joe Armstrong from Robin Hood and Annabelle Apison from Shameless.

Both will air next year on BBC1

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Husband, dad and Ireland's hardest working author, Owen Quinn is currently knee deep in The Time Warriors, arguably the biggest sci-fi epic ever to come out of Ireland. He has an unhealthy interest in Doctor Who, classic TV and Star Wars, he also hangs around with the Emerald Garrison far toooo much. Is it any wonder he fits in at FTN so well? Find Owen at the

  • Elaine Jackson

    Great news but please not that it’s John SIMM not Simms…

    • Anonymous

      Oops, typo. We did spell it right elsewhere…

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