Ardal O’Hanlon is bound to turn up in Doctor Who again, before long. The only question is, when:
- Later in this series
- Some time in the next series
- Don’t be silly, Russell T Davies has already spent BBC Wales’s entire makeup budget for the next five years.
- Answers on a postcard as usual, to Symbolic Towers, Iambic Avenue, By The Banks Of The Swampy Tea-Brown Swamps, The Forest.
Seriously, there’s logic behind this. The only minor characters to appear in both New Series One and New Series Two were your giant face chap, and Cassandra, both in the same episodes. The second of which also introduced Nurse Thingy Cat-Face.* Now, the only minor characters to return in New Series Three have been… your giant face chap again, and Nurse Cat-Face. Logic suggests that in the next series, then, Ardal O’Hanlon and his wife will come back, because they were the only decent characters at all in Saturday’s episode.** Logic, you know, is unarguable.
H rather liked Saturday’s episode, incidentally, for resurrecting a monster not seen since ye olde Black And White days. H is far more of a Doctor Who geek than I will ever be.
* Wikipedia suggests her proper name is Novice Hame, and that she’s apparently classed as a Henchman. Ooh!
** I keep trying not to imagine Mrs Brannigan giving birth, and failing. Must … wipe … mind …