Doctor Who heading back to school

Samuel Anderson is set to join the cast of Doctor Who

Samuel Anderson is set to join the cast of Doctor Who

First published in National Entertainment News © by

Old school fans of Doctor Who are in for a treat with the Time Lord heading back to one of his old haunts in the new series.

Former Emmerdale actor Samuel Anderson is joining the show as Danny Pink - a teacher at Coal Hill School, which featured heavily in the original series.

The very first episode revolved around two of its teachers discovering one of their pupils, Susan, was actually the Doctor's grand-daughter and joining them on their adventures.

Viewers will also see Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara in the show alongside Peter Capaldi's Time Lord, working at the school.

Show supremo S teven Moffat said: "For the fourth time in Doctor Who history, Coal Hill School is coming to the aid of the Tardis. In 1963 teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright accompanied the first Doctor. These days it's the turn of Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald.

"And very soon now, Sam Anderson as Danny Pink will be entering the world of the Doctor. But how and why? Answers are coming later this year in Peter Capaldi's first series of Doctor Who."

Samuel said: " I was so excited to join Doctor Who I wanted to jump and click my heels, but I was scared I might not come down before filming started.

" It's a quintessential part of British culture and I can't believe I'm part of it. It's an honour to be able to work alongside Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and I can't wait to show people how my character becomes involved with such a fantastic duo."


Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree