of Radio Times
Those Daleks can be fearsome beasts. In fact, for Call the Midwife
star Jessica Raine, just the voice of Metal Monsters put her on edge.
Raine, who also appeared in the Doctor Who
episode “Hide”, spoke to the Radio Times
: "I actually do remember being really afraid of the Daleks; I was just terrified of their horrible voice which I always equated with the voice on the Tube."
She continued: "We used to go up to London, because I was from the countryside, for a London weekend and the Tube voice, 'Mind the gap', used to always remind me of the Daleks so it was just a terrifying experience."
Her new television show, An Adventure of Space and Time,
dramatises the beginnings of Doctor Who.
The BBC’s first female drama producer, Verity Lambert, has been described as a formidable woman, yet Raine disagrees somewhat.
"We concentrate more on her work, but we do get a little slither of the fun side of Verity," she said. "Apparently she used to hold these art parties and invite the artist and all of her mates around and have a sort of exhibition, a bit of music and a bit of dancing."
Raine concluded: "She was very strong-willed, very compassionate and very warm. As the first female drama producer at the BBC, she had to be very determined.
"She had a real fire in her belly about projects she believed in."
Brian Cox, star of The Bourne Supremacy,
David Bradley, best known for his role as Argus Filch in Harry Potter
, and William Russell, who starred in the original episode of Doctor Who
, are also appearing in this docudrama. The drama which was written by Mark Gatiss, airs in the UK on November 21st
on BBC 2 and will receive its US premiere the following night, November 22nd
, on BBC America.