Kylie’s Guest Appearance on Doctor Who

Title:
Kylie’s Guest Appearance on Doctor Who
NFSA ID:
748463
Year:
2007
Courtesy:
Network Ten
Category:
Access fees

This report from Ten News covers Kylie’s guest appearance on the long running British sci-fi series Doctor Who.

Kylie appeared opposite David Tennant in the 2007 Christmas special, titled Voyage of the Damned, as waitress Astrid Peth, a role written specifically for her.

The starring role came as a big surprise to fans of both the pop star and the TV show, which was viewed by more than 13 million people – the show's highest viewing figure since 1979 – when it went to air in Britain on Christmas Day 2007.

The brief news report gives us a glimpse of Kylie in costume during filming, through a series of production stills, including one shot where she shares a much talked-about kiss with Tennant.

These work well to tease the viewer without giving away anything of the plot.

Kylie’s casting in the cult TV show certainly speaks to her colossal fame. A collaboration between real-life and fictional icons, Kylie and Doctor Who, is a match made in British pop culture heaven.