More Soap for Doctor Who

One of the things that I haven ‘t been too keen on in the new version of Doctor Who is the “soap opera” approach where we got to see altogether far too much about Rose Tyler’s mother, boyfriend and (dead) father. When they all got trapped in an paralled universe at the end of the last season I was very happy and I started to hope that the new assistant would come with less baggage.

So I’m a bit disappointed to read this story from the BBC.

Former Top Of The Pops presenter Reggie Yates will play a leading role in the new series of Doctor Who.

BBC Radio 1 DJ Yates, 23, will star as the brother of the Time Lord’s new assistant, medical student Martha Jones – played by Freema Agyeman.

And, further on:

Other new faces in the series include Trevor Laird, who plays Martha’s father, and Adjoa Andoh, as her mother.

Looks like Russell T Davies really likes the soap element and won’t let it go.

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