Bolton's favourite funnyman Peter Kay is to appear with everyone's favourite timelord in sci-fi series Doctor Who. The Phoenix Nights star will play 'cold and powerful' character Victor Kennedy in series two of the BBC show. The comic is a big fan of the series and he landed the role after writing a fan letter to writer Russell T Davies. Mr Davies said: 'We are delighted to welcome Peter onboard the Tardis. Casting of Peter came about after he wrote me the most brilliant letter to say how much he'd enjoyed series one of Doctor Who. 'From that point on we started talking about a guest appearance. This is not a comedy turn'. Kay will appear in episode 10 of the new BBC1 series, which begins in the spring. Other guest stars who have signed up to appear alongside Timelord David Tennant include Maureen Lipman, Pauline Collins, Roger Lloyd-Pack and EastEnders actress Tracy-Ann Oberman.
ITN | March 8, 2006