Samuel Anderson Joins Series 8 as Danny Pink



The BBC has announced that former Emmerdale star Samuel Anderson will join Doctor Who in Series 8 as a recurring character. Details on the role are scant with the only confirmation being that Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School.  In the 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor, companion Clara Oswald was also shown to be a teacher at the school which started it all off for Who in 1963.

Whether Anderson will be a companion is unclear. Which of the Doctor’s male companions would you most like Danny Pink to be modelled on?  Vote in the Doctor Who Mind Robber’s Poll and share your thoughts in our comments section. We’ve excluded UNIT characters, Kamelion and K-9 from the Poll, however please feel free to discuss them in the comments.

Vivien Fleming


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  1. I’m getting a distinct ‘Ian Chesterton MkII’ vibe, and not just due to the Coal Hill School connection. It’s likely that Capaldi’s Doctor will be less of a ‘running around’ character, and may therefore need a more active ‘Lancer’ to act as his substitute in action/fight scenes (as was the intention for Harry Sullivan, before the casting of Tom Baker proved this superfluous).

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