The BBC has confirmed that Miriam Margolyes will voice Beep the Meep in The Star Beast, the first episode of a trilogy celebrating Doctor Who‘s 60th anniversary.
Beep the Meep first appeared in Doctor Who and the Star Beast, a comic strip in Doctor Who Magazine, and will be making its TV debut this November.
The news leaked after Margolyes mentioned it in her new memoir; the BBC then rushed out a press release confirming this casting news. Nonetheless, she’s been rumoured as Beep for months now.
“I’m relieved I got to work on Doctor Who before I died. With sci-fi, you never know. Thank you for making an old woman very happy.”
It’s nice to at least know she seems to hold Doctor Who in high regard.
If you’re a younger viewer, maybe stick to her Harry Potter appearances; steer clear of her adult-orientated interviews on The Graham Norton Show. (You’re going to google them now, aren’t you?)
David Tennant returns in The Star Beast as the Fourteenth Doctor, alongside Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. The three specials (The Star Beast, Wild Blue Yonder, and The Giggle) are all written by Russell T Davies, and are expected to air in November, perhaps running into December before a Christmas special introducing Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor.