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Doctor Who Stars Including Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson Named in Radio Times’ TV 100 List

A number of Doctor Who celebrities past and present have been named as part of the Radio Times’ TV 100, a ranking that lists the people who have changed the entertainment landscape most in the past year.

And while Fifteenth Doctor actor, Ncuti Gatwa, came in at number 1 on last year’s list, this time, he came in at number 5 — a considerable achievement.

Charlotte Moore, Chief Content Officer, BBC TV and Radio, said:

“Since topping this list last year, Ncuti has exploded on to our screens and very quickly established himself as our incredible new Doctor. His performance is electrifying. You just want to spend time with him on his wild adventures in space and time. The new series is going to be unmissable.”

Rather ironically, Fourteenth Doctor, David Tennant was at number 15, while Fifteenth Doctor companion, Millie Gibson, was at number 14, with Moore adding:

“From the moment she started filming Doctor Who, everyone knew what an exceptional talent Millie Gibson is, she can play every emotion from humour to vulnerability. The audience fell in love with her instantly when she first appeared on Christmas Day and I can honestly say this is only the start for what is in store for Ruby Sunday. For someone so young, Millie’s future is looking very bright and I am thrilled she is such a key part to the Whoniverse.”

Showrunner, Russell T Davies, is also listed, at number 27, while Jane Tranter from production company, Bad Wolf, came in at number 40.

Two upcoming Doctor Who Series 14 stars were also listed — Lenny Rush at number 26, and Aneurin Barnard, who will play Roger ap Gwilliam in the next season, at 92.

There was also various Who alumni, including: Kerblam!‘s Lee Mack (#28); Thomas Brodie-Sangster (30), who was in Human Nature/ The Family of Blood; Steve Pemberton (Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead) and Reece Shearsmith (Sleep No More) listed together at #44; Time Heist‘s Jonathan Bailey (57); Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker at#65; and The Doctor’s Wife star, Suranne Jones, at #90.

At number 1 this year, it’s the cast of Mr Bates vs The Post Office, the superb, influential, and very affecting ITV drama based on a real-life scandal, with Toby Jones (Amy’s Choice) playing the titular lead.

Rather a great list this year!

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who Stars Including Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson Named in Radio Times’ TV 100 List

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