The tenth episode of series two sees Peter Kay guest star as the cold and powerful Victor Kennedy.
An ordinary man called Elton (Marc Warren, Hustle) becomes obsessed with the Doctor and Rose and their mysterious blue box. But when Elton’s investigations bring him to the attention of the enigmatic Victor Kennedy, his harmless hobby suddenly plunges him into a living nightmare.
Having made his name playing some pretty shady characters, such as the devious informer Dominic Foy in the acclaimed drama State Of Play and cheeky conman Danny Blue in Hustle, landing the role of the honest Elton Pope in Doctor Who was a welcome change for Marc Warren.
“He’s a really sweet, nice kid,” Marc says of the character. “Russell [T Davies, lead writer] wrote in the script that he was just a normal guy, very sincere and earnest � there’s no edge to him. It’s very unusual for me to play a part like that, but it worked really well.
“Elton is looking for the Doctor, who he last saw when he was four years old when his mother died, and has been searching for him ever since. He meets a group of people who get together every week to talk about their sightings of the Doctor with an aim of trying to find him, and they become great friends,” explains Marc.
“It gets all nice and cosy, but then one day a man called Victor Kennedy [played by Peter Kay] turns up and takes over the group. He has a more strategic and organised way of finding the Doctor and we start working for him, but it all starts going wrong from there.”
Doctor Who � Love & Monsters: 7.00-7.45pm BBC ONE, Saturday 17 June 2006
(Interview extracts courtesy BBC Programme Information)