Series 1 of the rebooted Doctor Who saw a new Time Lord and companion in Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper. But they weren’t alone with a host of talented guest actors every week – and you can pick your favourite below.
Best known for: Waterloo road and adverts for Nationwide
Conspiracy theorist Clive, later killed by Autons, was a great source of knowledge for new companion Rose.
Character: Lady Cassandra
Episodes: The End of the World and New Earth (series 2)
Best known for: My Family
The last human was a pretty thin-skinned individual, but found peace after her nefarious plans came to naught.
Character: Charles Dickens
Episodes: The Unquiet Dead and The Wedding of River Song (series 6)
Best known for: his work in the theatre
Callow has played Dickens elsewhere, but his turn fighting ghosts alongside the Doctor (and his later cameo in series 6) was definitely the strangest.
Character: The Editor
Episode: The Long Game
Best known for: His ‘Cornetto trilogy’ of films with Edgar Wright and Nick Frost including Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz
Pegg’s bleached journalist was an unusual take on a villain, but added a sense of glee and fun to his nefarious deeds as he worked with the Jagrofess.
Character: Dr Constantine
Episodes: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
Best known for: Playing Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave
The other Doctor of this two-parter threw himself into his work – with terrible consequences…
But who was your favourite guest star in series 1? Vote now!
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