Latest Doctor Who story The WitchFinders may have featured mud zombie aliens in 17th century Lancashire and Bradley Walsh wearing a towering beaver hat, but it was another star that stole the show: Alan Cumming.
Making a guest appearance as King James I, The Good Wife actor played a fantastically flamboyant version of the royal, bellowing out lines such as “You may prostrate yourselves before me!” in an unapologetically over-the-top voice.
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And his campy characterisation completely won over fans…
In fact, many are now calling for a return to Cumming’s reign on Who...
And on every other show, for that matter...
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Unfortunately, King James and Cumming won't feature in the next Who outing. Mysteriously named It Takes You Away, it's set to see The Doctor and co materialise in a creepy Norwegian wood.
It's there that they come across a boarded-up cottage, a girl named Hanne in need of their help – and a monster lurking in the trees.
Doctor Who continues at 6:30pm on Sunday on BBC1
This article was originally published on 26 November 2018