"This script is fantastic."

TV I couldn't not mention that Simon Callow will be playing Charles Dickens in the new series of Doctor Who. He says: "To be honest, when they sent me the script, my heart sank," he told the newspaper. "As I know all about Dickens, I can say with authority that most attempts to put him on screen are awful - and there are a lot of them. But this script is fantastic." Which is really good news in and of itself -- Callow has played Dickens on stage for some years in a one man show (you might have seen him doing it at Christmas) so he really does know his stuff. Something in the style of The Talons of Weng Chiang on the horizon?

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